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Transport (inc Motoring) news and information for Spain

Transport Thu, Oct 12, 2017

Driving schools protest over ongoing examiner strike

DRIVING schools all over Spain are demanding action from traffic authorities to end the examiner strike which has been ongoing for four months. Pupils hoping to take their tests and who apply now will not get a date...

Transport Wed, Oct 11, 2017

Bank holiday traffic jams until Sunday night expected

TRAFFIC jams have already started ahead of the bank holiday – the second in a week – with long tailbacks at the exits from Madrid and the likelihood of gridlock on motorways heading for coastal and country locations...

Transport Sun, Sep 24, 2017

Passenger complains about impromptu free ride on train

A TRAIN PASSENGER who got a free ride across Galicia has complained to rail board RENFE about his not having to pay for the journey. José María Lorza set off from the station in his home town of Ferrol on Spain's...

Transport Fri, Sep 22, 2017

Madrid's radical anti-air pollution plan revealed

TWO in 10 cars will not be able to be driven in Madrid in eight years' time thanks to a new and 'definitive' anti-air pollution plan. The city council has announced 'heavy restrictions' on traffic,...

Transport Fri, Sep 22, 2017

AVE tickets for €25 go live on Monday

ONCE again, national rail board RENFE is about to put 25,000 tickets for high-speed AVE train links up for sale for €25 each – a promotion it launches on the 25 of every month to celebrate its 25 anniversary. The...

Transport Tue, Sep 12, 2017

Valencia metro staff threaten further strikes

A STRIKE on the Valencia metro caused chaos yesterday (Monday) with huge crowds of passengers waiting extended lengths of time on the platform for their trains across the city. The industrial action, which unions said...

Transport Mon, Sep 11, 2017

Seat 600 wins place in Guinness Book of Records

SPAIN'S beloved Seat 600 has entered the for the largest-ever gathering of the same make and model of vehicle in one place after a rally at the Grand Prix circuit in Montmeló brought 787 of them together. The final...

Transport Sun, Sep 10, 2017

'Seatbelt cameras' in operation from Monday

FIFTY traffic cameras which will be able to tell if drivers and passengers are wearing seatbelts have been set up across Spain, and more are set to follow over the next few months. Anyone caught on camera not strapped...

Transport Mon, Sep 4, 2017

Extremadura-to-Portugal train shut since 2012 reopens

A RAIL service connecting Spain and Portugal has reopened after five-and-a-half years out of action. The so-called 'Eastern Line' () between Badajoz in Spain's land-locked western region of Extremadura and...

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