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Transport (inc Motoring) news & information for Murcia region/province

Bus crash injures 29
Transport Fri, May 1, 2009

Bus crash injures 29

TWENTY-NINE passengers were injured when a coach crashed in Puerto Lumbreras (Murcia) in the early hours of yesterday morning.Traffic police from Murcia say the bus was heading south when, for unknown reasons, a...

Transport Fri, Sep 12, 2008

Teenage dancer killed in garbage truck tragedy

A 19-year-old dancer from Kenya died last night after being hit by a garbage truck in Murcia city centre. The incident occurred at around 2.45am in the street outside Verónicas market. It seems that the victim, who...

Three killed in traffic accident near Jumilla
Transport Thu, Jul 31, 2008

Three killed in traffic accident near Jumilla

Three men died and two others were critically injured when the van they were travelling in collided with a lorry shortly before 7.30am on a dangerous bend of the Jumilla-Yecla road. It appears that some of the van's...

Transport Wed, Oct 10, 2007

Elderly driver runs down schoolgirls on zebra crossing

Three girls aged 11 and 12 were knocked down at 8.25am yesterday morning as they were on their way to school in Murcia capital. They were hit by an 85 year old driver on a zebra crossing between the El Corte Ingles and...

Transport Wed, Sep 5, 2007

‘Dangerous’ roads revamped

Traffic blackspots in the Torre Pacheco area must be wiped out to prevent more unnecessary road deaths, insists mayor Daniel García Madrid. He highlighted parts of the F-12 and F-22 roads as being some of the most...

Transport Wed, Aug 15, 2007

Murcia car park works to start at end of 2007

Drivers tired of searching for that elusive parking space in Murcia city will be able to heave a sigh of relief at the start of 2008 when two more car parks are open to the public. Despite setbacks, work will begin on...

Transport Fri, Jul 13, 2007

Murcia young drivers are 'most dangerous in Spain'

Young drivers in Murcia commit twice as many motoring offences as motorists of a same age anywhere else in Spain, say worrying statistics. This week, the motoring ministry, the Jefatura Provincial de Tráfico, revealed...

Transport Mon, Jul 9, 2007

Disabled parking in Murcia

Making life easier for the disabled is one of the Murcia regional government's top priorities, and its latest move in this direction is to launch a European Parking Pass. According to the minister for work and...

Transport Mon, Jun 11, 2007

Fast train causes spat in senate

The fast-speed train line from Murcia to Almería will have two new stations, confirms the minister for public works. Magdalena Álvarez says the AVE line will have stops in Lorca and in the Almería-province town of...

Transport Wed, Mar 21, 2007

Mobiles banned on Murcia buses

The use of mobile phones is now prohibited on buses in the Murcia region as the Latbus company that runs the network has found out that they may interfere, not only with on-board computer systems, but also pacemakers...