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Transport (inc Motoring) news & information for Spain

Speeding fine phishing scam warning
Transport Fri, Jul 5, 2019

Speeding fine phishing scam warning

TRAFFIC authorities in Spain have warned of a spate of scam emails claiming the recipient has been caught speeding and providing a link through which they should pay a sizeable fine. The messages appear to come from the...

Rail strike announced for July 15
Transport Thu, Jul 4, 2019

Rail strike announced for July 15

ANYONE planning to travel by train on Monday, July 15 should allow plenty of extra time and check their journey is still running according to plan, since a general strike across the national rail system has been called...

Demonstration to keep central Madrid car-free
Transport Fri, Jun 28, 2019

Demonstration to keep central Madrid car-free

A HUGE demonstration in support of keeping Madrid city centre traffic-free to cut air pollution is due to set off tomorrow (Saturday) at 19.00 from the Callao district as far as the Cibeles fountain roundabout, where...

Madrid-Antequera-Granada high-speed train opens
Transport Tue, Jun 25, 2019

Madrid-Antequera-Granada high-speed train opens

A BRAND-NEW high-speed AVE train has finally opened after over 20 years of delays, and acting president Pedro Sánchez cut the red tape on it today (Tuesday). The AVE links up Granada with Madrid, about a seven-hour...

Upwardly-opening doors piloted on Barcelona metro
Transport Wed, Jun 5, 2019

Upwardly-opening doors piloted on Barcelona metro

SLIDING doors on Barcelona's underground trains may be abolished if a pilot with a newer version proves to be a success. Rather than shutting horizontally like 'conventional' doors, the openings launched on...

AVE express rail soon to run to Granada
Transport Tue, Jun 4, 2019

AVE express rail soon to run to Granada

THE HIGH-SPEED national rail service known as the 'AVE' will connect to Granada for the first time later this month – firstly with fast links to Madrid and Barcelona, then later directly to Málaga and Sevilla...

Valencia late-night metro service used by 155,000 passengers in six months
Transport Fri, May 17, 2019

Valencia late-night metro service used by 155,000...

VALENCIA'S night metro service has been used by 155,000 passengers in just six months since it was launched, or 3,370 travellers a night. Spain's third-largest city started running its underground rail network...

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