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Transport (inc Motoring) news & information for Spain

French rail strikes affect cross-border connections
Transport Sun, May 13, 2018

French rail strikes affect cross-border connections

SOME trains from Barcelona to Paris will be cancelled tomorrow (Monday) due to strikes in France – but not all of them, meaning travellers should check with the rail board before making travel plans. Whilst the 09.25...

Vueling cancels further 112 flights
Transport Fri, May 4, 2018

Vueling cancels further 112 flights

Vueling has cancelled a further 112 flights today, the final day of its pilots' strike. The Sepla-Vueling sector of the airline called strikes on April 25th and 26th, and yesterday, May 3rd. The airline allegedly...

Police investigate video of boy, 7, driving car
Transport Sat, Apr 28, 2018

Police investigate video of boy, 7, driving car

TRAFFIC police in the province of Sevilla are investigating a video which has appeared on social media in which a seven-year-old boy appears to be driving a car on a public road. The child is accompanied by both parents...

Driving examiners threaten further strike action
Transport Thu, Apr 26, 2018

Driving examiners threaten further strike action

DRIVING EXAMINERS have threatened to resume their strike unless they get the pay rise of €250 a month they have requested from the national government. Industrial action last year saw examiners downing tools three...

'Polluting' motorcycles will be banned from central Barcelona from December
Transport Sat, Apr 7, 2018

'Polluting' motorcycles will be banned from central...

MOTORBIKES, scooters and mopeds which cause the most air pollution will be banned from Barcelona city centre by the end of this year between 07.00 and 20.00 on working days, the council has announced. The move, which...

Excessive self-confidence in drivers over 65 'main crash risk factor'
Transport Mon, Mar 26, 2018

Excessive self-confidence in drivers over 65 'main...

'OVER-CONFIDENCE' is one of the main car crash risk factors in the over-65s, according to research by the Spanish Drivers' Observatory (DUCIT). Nine in 10 motorists of retirement age, when questioned, called...

Spain is eighth in the world for car manufacturing
Transport Thu, Mar 8, 2018

Spain is eighth in the world for car manufacturing

FOR another year running, Spain is the world's eight-largest car manufacturer after churning out 2.84 million vehicles in 2017 alone. Ninth-placed Brazil is not far behind, producing 2.69 million, up by 25% with...

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