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Transport (inc Motoring) news & information for Spain

Lorry driver's GPS lands him in Cantabria ditch
Transport Fri, Dec 14, 2018

Lorry driver's GPS lands him in Cantabria ditch

A POLISH lorry driver ended up sideways in a ditch along with his 22,000 litres of beer after following his sat-nav instructions. Jan's vehicle fell into a stream in the rural outskirts of Anero, Cantabria – an...

Tolls to be cut by 30% on nine motorways
Transport Wed, Dec 12, 2018

Tolls to be cut by 30% on nine motorways

TOLLS on nine of Spain's motorways will cost on average 30% less from January 15, including the Alicante ringroad and AP-7 east-coast highway. The ones which have been 'bought back' from their franchise...

Heavy traffic warning for bank holiday weekend
Transport Thu, Dec 6, 2018

Heavy traffic warning for bank holiday weekend

OVER six million cars are expected to be on Spain's roads during the long weekend because of the bank holidays – today (Thursday) being 'Constitution Day', and Saturday, December 8 for the Immaculate...

Rail controllers and ticket inspectors to strike
Transport Wed, Dec 5, 2018

Rail controllers and ticket inspectors to strike

A NATIONWIDE strike by rail controllers and ticket inspectors has been planned for next Friday (December 14) and repeat industrial action may be staged over the Christmas period, warns one of Spain's largest unions,...

Driverless electricity-powered bus for Madrid
Transport Wed, Nov 21, 2018

Driverless electricity-powered bus for Madrid

A DRIVERLESS bus will hit the road this weekend in Madrid, run by electricity and launched in the central Plaza de Colón. It has seating for up to 15 people and travels at a top speed of 40 kilometres per hour. But...

Spanish police trial unmarked vans & HGVs to catch motorists on mobiles
Transport Wed, Oct 31, 2018

Spanish police trial unmarked vans & HGVs to catch...

Spanish traffic police are preparing to launch a new weapon in the war on drivers who use their mobile 'phones at the wheel. Unmarked vans and HGVs specially equipped with front and side cameras are already being...

King Felipe travels by metro to mark 100th anniversary
Transport Wed, Oct 17, 2018

King Felipe travels by metro to mark 100th anniversary

KING Felipe VI caused a stir today (Wednesday) when he appeared out of the blue on the Madrid metro – a rare trip to mark the 100 anniversary of the underground train network in the capital. Commuters missed him, as...

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