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Transport (inc Motoring) news & information for Spain

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...

Transport Wed, Mar 7, 2018

Women's Day strike to ground 300 trains

THE Women's Day strike across Spain on Thursday this week (March 8) will affect rail traffic along with many other areas of service – so far, 300 trains have been cancelled, reports transport board RENFE....

Transport Tue, Feb 27, 2018

'On-demand' bus service launched in Tarragona town

SPAIN'S first-ever 'bus on demand' is about to be launched in a Catalunya town – it has no fixed stops or timetables, and pick-ups are requested using a mobile phone App. Due to be piloted in July, the...

Transport Sat, Feb 24, 2018

New high-speed AVE offer at €25 goes live tonight

CHEAP high-speed train tickets are once again on sale – but would-be travellers will have to act quickly. Last year, to celebrate the 25 anniversary of the fast AVE link's being launched, rail board RENFE decided...

Transport Wed, Feb 21, 2018

Train drivers to strike for six days in March

TRAIN drivers have called a six-day strike in March in protest over the State-run railboard's 'failure to adhere to' the working conditions agreement drawn up with their unions. They will down tools on the...

Transport Mon, Feb 19, 2018

Overhaul of driving test requirements on the cards

BIG changes are afoot in driving test requirements, and are likely to come into effect before the end of this month. General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) chairman Gregorio Serrano says pupils will be obliged to attend...

Transport Sat, Feb 17, 2018

Rail chaos as ticket machines across Spain break down

A SYSTEM failure in all ticket machines across railway stations in Spain meant travellers were unable to buy tickets yesterday (Friday) evening, causing massive queues to build up at the information desks. The breakdown...

Transport Thu, Feb 8, 2018

Compulsory permits for drivers in Formentera

VISITORS to the smallest of the Balearic Islands who want to take their cars or motorbikes will have to apply for a permit from the regional government from summer 2019. In a bid to reduce the pressure of tourism,...

Transport Mon, Feb 5, 2018

Flight delays and trains cancelled due to snow

SNOW across the country has led to flight delays in at least two major airports, rail traffic disrupted in Asturias and Catalunya, and roads blocked or driving restrictions put in place. So far, 387 roads are affected,...

Transport Fri, Feb 2, 2018

Snow blocks 1,300 kilometres of roads in northern and...

SNOWDRIFTS have caused headaches for drivers on over 1,300 kilometres of roads, mostly in Castilla y León, Cantabria, Asturias, Navarra, Aragón, the Basque Country and Madrid. The return of the cold snap which started...