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Transport (inc Motoring) news & information for Majorca

'Dieselgate' first: Court orders full refund for Škoda buyer
Transport Wed, Jan 10, 2018

'Dieselgate' first: Court orders full refund for...

THE first case of a car sale being declared null and void as a result of the 'dieselgate' scandal has been reported in Mallorca, with a judte ordering Volkswagen Audi Spain to refund nearly €20,000 to the...

No more parking outside Palma cathedral
Transport Sun, Jan 10, 2016

No more parking outside Palma cathedral

PARKING in front of Palma de Mallorca cathedral will be banned from Monday, January 18, the city council has announced. Visitors to Palma and tourists with hired cars hoping to visit the huge, splendid temple will now...

Driving theory test candidate arrested for complex 'digital' cheating system
Transport Mon, Apr 20, 2015

Driving theory test candidate arrested for complex...

TWO Chinese men have been arrested in Palma de Mallorca for cheating in their driving theory exam. One of them took the test in the main exam hall and filmed the questions, transmitting them in real time to the other,...

Classic cars take over Palma
Transport Mon, Feb 16, 2015

Classic cars take over Palma

MALLORCA'S largest-ever gathering of classic cars saw over 300 vehicles take to the streets yesterday (Sunday). They spanned decades – practically a century in some cases – and their drivers included members of...

Cruise ship gangway collapses in high winds
Transport Thu, Mar 5, 2009

Cruise ship gangway collapses in high winds

One person was injured early this afternoon when a gangway joining a cruise ship to the passenger terminal in Palma harbour collapsed. Three crew members also ended up in the sea and had to be fished out by the rescue...

Floods force closure of new Palma Metro
Transport Mon, Sep 24, 2007

Floods force closure of new Palma Metro

Regional Transport minister, Gabriel Vicens, announced today that Palma's new Metro network will be closed down indefinitely until it is possible to provide users with "a satisfactory service." Mr Vicens...

Palma zebra crossing crash driver was drunk
Transport Wed, Apr 25, 2007

Palma zebra crossing crash driver was drunk

Further details have been confirmed about an accident in Palma at 7.45am yesterday morning that left one woman dead and another seriously injured. It seems that the driver lost control when he sped into the curve of an...

45 die in holiday weekend traffic accidents
Transport Tue, Nov 2, 2004

45 die in holiday weekend traffic accidents

45 people lost their lives in 36 fatal road accidents between 3pm on Friday afternoon and 8pm last night, and 50 others were injured, 31 of whom seriously. Over the same period last year, 42 people died in 37 fatal...

Transport Mon, Apr 26, 2004

Traffic accident claims one life

A young woman of 23 years died yesterday after an accident on the Inca-Palma freeway when the car she was driving went off the road, flipped over various times and ended up in the oncoming traffic lane, crashing into...

Ten injured in Palma train derailment
Transport Sun, Mar 14, 2004

Ten injured in Palma train derailment

Ten people were injured late last night after a train was derailed near the village of Petra on the island of Mallorca which was carrying around 40 passengers. Luckily, no passengers were on board the third coach which...

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