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Transport (inc Motoring) news & information for Spain

Valencia metro to extend to City of Arts and Sciences
Transport Wed, Jan 16, 2019

Valencia metro to extend to City of Arts and Sciences

VALENCIA'S main station and city centre will be linked by metro to the iconic and futuristic City of Arts and Sciences within a year or two – work is ready to start this coming April on the long-awaited Line 10....

Spain may escape Europe-wide Ford cull
Transport Fri, Jan 11, 2019

Spain may escape Europe-wide Ford cull

PLANS announced by Ford motor company to axe jobs worldwide, especially in Europe, have not apparently affected the plant in Spain – although unions are in talks with the factory bosses as a precaution. The US-based...

Train ticket prices frozen for another year
Transport Sat, Dec 29, 2018

Train ticket prices frozen for another year

RAIL ticket prices will be frozen for 2019 except on medium-distance and Avant connections, which will go up by 3.5% and 7% respectively. The New Year also means the start of a new tax year in Spain, so prices of public...

Petrol and diesel prices plummet in time for Christmas
Transport Sun, Dec 16, 2018

Petrol and diesel prices plummet in time for Christmas

PETROL and diesel have dropped in price and are set to remain this way until the weekend before Christmas at least thanks to a fall in crude oil costs. Lead-free 95 petrol is down to an average of €1.224 per litre –...

De-privatised motorways toll-free overnight
Transport Sun, Dec 16, 2018

De-privatised motorways toll-free overnight

MOTORWAYS 'bought back' from toll companies by the State will be free of charge to use between midnight and 06.00 in the morning, the ministry of public works has announced. Following on from recent reports...

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...

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