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Transport (inc Motoring) news & information for Vizcaya

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...

Pro-ETA protesters set fire to eight Bilbao buses
Transport Mon, Nov 2, 2015

Pro-ETA protesters set fire to eight Bilbao buses

EIGHT coaches at Bilbao bus station were burnt to a crisp over Hallowe'en by protesters calling for ETA prisoner Ibón Iparagirre, who is ill, to be released. The buses, owned by the public transport service...

King's 34-year-old Mercedes up for auction
Transport Tue, Mar 6, 2012

King's 34-year-old Mercedes up for auction

ONE of King Juan Carlos' earliest cars is up for auction for 25,000 euros. The blue eight-cylinder, 210-horse power, five-metre-long Mercedes 450 SEL 6.9 is the first of the monarch's vehicles to have its...

One dead and several injured as train derails in Vizcaya
Transport Thu, Oct 8, 2009

One dead and several injured as train derails in Vizcaya

A train driver died and several passengers were injured when the Euskotren they were travelling was derailed in Lezama station this afternoon. The accident occurred at 4.25pm, when the train collided with the buffers at...

27 injured in multi-vehicle pile-up
Transport Fri, Dec 26, 2008

27 injured in multi-vehicle pile-up

No fewer than 54 vehicles were involved in a multiple accident on the A-8 motorway this afternoon that has left 27 people injured. The incident occurred shortly after 4pm near Muskiz (Vizcaya) during a heavy hailstorm....

Transport Wed, Dec 3, 2008

Missing man found inside submerged car

The body of a 49-year-old man from Santzurzi who was reported missing by his family last Monday was recovered from inside a car in Bilbao estuary yesterday. An autopsy will confirm cause of death, but it is believed...

Transport Mon, Jun 23, 2008

Eight injured as bus hits jack-knifed lorry

Eight people were injured shortly after 12.30pm this afternoon when a bus collided with a jack-knifed lorry on the Bi-635 between Muxika and Gernika, forcing the road to be closed temporarily. The bus rolled over,...

Transport Wed, Dec 12, 2007

Stoned scooterist charged with manslaughter

A 21 year old man from Bermeo has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after testing positive for cannabis and a prescription tranquiliser following an accident that killed a 59 year old pedestrian as he was...

Summer motorbike fatalaties up 53%
Transport Wed, Sep 5, 2007

Summer motorbike fatalaties up 53%

There has been a 53% rise in the number of fatal victims of motorcycle accidents this summer compared to the same period last year. Interior minister, Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba, explained yesterday that of the 540 people...

Arsonists attack Basque railway station
Transport Tue, May 22, 2007

Arsonists attack Basque railway station

A gang of unidentified individuals started a fire at Ortuella local train station at 11.20pm last night that caused minor damage to the waiting room, although an automatic ticket machine inside was quite badly affected....

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