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RENFE may sue rowdy stag group removed from AVE train
Transport Tue, Jul 10, 2018

RENFE may sue rowdy stag group removed from AVE train

SPAIN'S rail board RENFE may take legal action against a rowdy stag party group they had to throw off a train in Córdoba, causing a 21-minute arrival delay. As RENFE has a punctuality clause in its customer...

Madrid metro drivers call off 24-hour strike over Pride
Transport Sat, Jul 7, 2018

Madrid metro drivers call off 24-hour strike over Pride

DRIVERS on the Madrid metro have called off their strike scheduled for today (Saturday), which was in protest over having to work an extra hour to cover the Gay Pride festival in the city. Instead of finishing at 01.33...

Madrid metro drivers to strike during Pride over extra hour's work
Transport Thu, Jun 28, 2018

Madrid metro drivers to strike during Pride over extra...

METRO drivers plan to go on strike in Madrid for 24 hours to clash with the main LGB Pride celebrations in the capital in protest over being expected to work an extra hour on that day. Although International Gay Pride...

AP-7, AP-1 and AP-4 to be toll-free, pledges minister
Transport Mon, Jun 18, 2018

AP-7, AP-1 and AP-4 to be toll-free, pledges minister

SPAIN'S new minister of public works, José Luis Ábalos has announced plans to scrap the tolls on three motorways when their franchises come up for renewal this and next year. The previous national government had...

Bilbao cabbies 'must see women indoors' before driving off
Transport Thu, Jun 14, 2018

Bilbao cabbies 'must see women indoors' before...

TAXI drivers dropping off women in Bilbao are now required to ensure their customers are safely indoors before driving off, thanks to a new bye-law aimed at improving people's safety on the streets. Cabbies are also...

Spain's first 3D zebra crossing forces drivers to brake
Transport Tue, Jun 12, 2018

Spain's first 3D zebra crossing forces drivers to brake

A THREE-DIMENSIONAL zebra crossing that looks as though pedestrians are hopping across raised blocks is being painted in Almussafes (Valencia province). The yellow-and-white crossing looks two-dimensional to those on...

Minimum age for driving lorries to fall from 21 to 18
Transport Sat, Jun 2, 2018

Minimum age for driving lorries to fall from 21 to 18

THE minimum age for driving – or learning to drive – a lorry in Spain will shortly go down to 18, confirms General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) boss Gregorio Serrano. Spain is currently the only country in Europe...

Madrid metro staff strike over asbestos cases
Transport Sat, Jun 2, 2018

Madrid metro staff strike over asbestos cases

TODAY saw the first of four days of strikes on Madrid's metro as workers call for a much more extensive health-check programme after it was found that asbestos had been used for building the rail network. Further...

Hyperloop on track to launch in Málaga
Transport Fri, May 25, 2018

Hyperloop on track to launch in Málaga

ELON Musk's super-fast train link is getting ready to go live around the world – and Málaga could be one of its first stops. The Hyperloop, where passengers half-sit and half-lie in booths, allows distances that...

Madrid to ban traffic from city centre, except residents
Transport Wed, May 23, 2018

Madrid to ban traffic from city centre, except residents

NON-RESIDENT traffic will be banned from the whole of the centre of Madrid from November in a bid to drastically cut air pollution. The massive circle marked out by the city council in which vehicles will no longer be...

Summer rail strikes announced
Transport Sat, May 19, 2018

Summer rail strikes announced

FURTHER rail strikes have been announced for this summer as staff remain unsatisfied with working conditions and pay. Employees of the national rail boards ADIF and RENFE say both companies need more staff to enable...

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