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Transport (inc Motoring) news and information for Spain

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...

Transport Thu, Feb 1, 2018

Van driver with 30 pallets stacked on roof caught

A DRIVER with over 30 wooden pallets stacked one on top of the other on the roof of his car has been identified thanks to a video posted on social media. He was spotted in his van on the V-30 outer-city road and the N...

Transport Mon, Jan 29, 2018

No licence points lost for speeding where driver unknown

A MAN whose car was caught on camera travelling at 160 kilometres per hour (100mph) in a 120-kilometre (74.5mph) limit has escaped losing any points from his licence by refusing to state who the driver was. He could,...

Transport Fri, Jan 26, 2018

Motorway snow warnings for the weekend

WEATHER warnings have been issued for 11 of Spain's major trunk roads, mainly motorways, ahead of forecast snowfall over the weekend. To prevent a situation like that of three weeks ago when over 3,000 cars were...

Transport Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Fined for photographing a motorway speed trap

A MAN has been fined for taking a photograph of a speed trap on the AP-7 and uploading it onto social media. Catalunya's military police, the Mossos d'Esquadra, saw the 23-year-old on the roof of a service...

Transport Tue, Jan 16, 2018

ITV and vehicle safety police checkpoints this week

TRAFFIC police have started a week-long campaign checking cars have an up-to-date ITV – Spain's answer to an MOT – and that their lights, indicators, windscreen wipers and tyres are in the right condition. The...