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Transport (inc Motoring) news & information for Spain

Bumper trade for Spanish petrol stations thanks to Portuguese fuel strike
Transport Tue, Aug 13, 2019

Bumper trade for Spanish petrol stations thanks to...

A LORRY driver strike in Portugal which has left petrol stations in the country running dry has turned out to be a great business boost for some of those in Spain. HGV drivers who specialise in transporting hazardous...

Train cancellations due to Wednesday's planned strike
Transport Mon, Jul 29, 2019

Train cancellations due to Wednesday's planned strike

RAIL board RENFE has announced it will have to cancel 1,152 trains due to scheduled summer strikes, and urges travellers to review their journey plans. The first of four days of industrial action planned between now and...

'Flying taxi' prototype developed in Spain
Transport Sat, Jul 20, 2019

'Flying taxi' prototype developed in Spain

THE first-ever driverless flying taxi prototype developed in Spain has been unveiled and could be 'on the road' within five years. With a capsule cabin measuring 1.8 by two metres (5'11” by 6'7”)...

'Preferential class' AVE tickets at 'tourist class' prices
Transport Sat, Jul 20, 2019

'Preferential class' AVE tickets at 'tourist...

RAIL board RENFE is offering 22,000 tickets on the high-speed AVE link between Valencia and Madrid in 'preferential class' at a reduced price, which will be on sale until August 31 or until they run out. The...

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...

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