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Transport (inc Motoring) news and information for Spain

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...

Transport Mon, Jan 15, 2018

Ice on track forces diversion for Gijón-Alicante train

ICE on the track meant long-distance travellers on the Gijón-Alicante train yesterday (Sunday) evening had to get off at León, according to rail board RENFE. The train left Gijón in the northern coastal region of...

Transport Sun, Jan 14, 2018

Madrid 'charters' RENFE train for snowed-in skiers

RAIL board RENFE sent a 'chartered' train up a mountain in Madrid after snowdrifts prevented hundreds of day-trippers from getting home. They had gone up to the Cotos ski station by car and coach and then in the...

Transport Thu, Jan 11, 2018

Emergency snow kit for drivers may become mandatory

SPAIN'S traffic authorities are considering making it a legal requirement to carry emergency 'snow kits' in cars when driving in areas prone to plummeting temperatures. The possible change in the law has...

Transport Mon, Jan 8, 2018

AP-6 snowdrift traps 3,000 cars for 18 hours

THOUSANDS of drivers were stuck on the AP-6 motorway for over 18 hours in Madrid, Segovia and Ávila in a snowdrift until the Armed Forces emergency response unit finally cleared the carriageway at around 14.00 today...

Transport Sat, Dec 30, 2017

Valencia metro tickets to go up in price in 2018

VALENCIA metro will put its 10-journey tickets up 5% in the New Year – the most-used form of rail passes on the city network. For Zone A, which covers the metropolitan area and some of the towns on the very edge of...

Transport Wed, Dec 27, 2017

Traffic police motorbikes upgraded

GUARDIA Civil traffic police motorbikes have been given a complete new look – they will now include fluorescent yellow in their colour scheme in accordance with European Union rules on visibility, and have gained in...

Transport Sat, Dec 23, 2017

'Operation Christmas' traffic jams begin

THE CHRISTMAS traffic exodus kicked off at 15.00 today (Friday) and over 17 million cars are expected to be out on the roads between now and midnight on Sunday, January 7. Extra Guardia Civil traffic police are on...