Category Archives: Transport

Spanish Unions call for 25 days of AENA airport strikes from September 15

Trade unions representing airport workers, the CCOO , UGT and USO, have announced they are preparing to make effective their threat to convene a 25-day strike affecting the main Spanish Airport Authority, AENA, starting from 15 September. The strike call went out to 8,200 employees of the primary public-private airport management company in Spain. Unions say…

Ship carrying 40,000 tons of fertiliser adrift south of Maspalomas

A 190-metre British bulk cargo freighter named the Cheshire is drifting about 62 nautical miles (114 km) south of Gran Canaria after a chemical fire in her cargo holds, where 40,000 tonnes of fertiliser started to smoulder about 5 days ago as she was headed for the port of Las Palmas. 24…

Tropical beer truck blaze on main GC1 highway near Playa del Inglés exit

The Canary Islands 112 Centre for Emergency and Security Coordination have announced the need for caution due to a transport truck fire, thought to be primarily in the drivers cab of the vehicle, which is currently being dealt with near the main turn off to Playa del Inglés, on the…

Morocco challenges maritime frontiers of The Canary Islands, attempting to control the Western Sahara sea

On 6 July, the Moroccan Government approved a bill and a decree to delimit the maritime frontier of the Canary Islands and to bring under its control the waters off ​​the Western Sahara coast, a determination that a Moroccan government spokesman called “a sovereign decision of political character and with…

Car fire outside school in Arguineguín extinguished

A vehicle in Calle Tamarán, Arguineguín, caught fire yesterday afternoon, Monday July 24, in front of Ceip Artemi Semidan school, which had to be extinguished by local firemen. Two fire trucks were needed to put out the fire, which only caused basic material damage, according to local web portal Maspalomas…

Repairs on the GC500 road from Taurito to Puerto de Mogán begin

The Cabildo de Gran Canaria have begun repairing the road from Taurito to Playa de Mogán (GC-500) just a week after the landslide that occurred on July 11 and forced the closure of the road between the roundabout of Taurito and Playa de Mogán, reports the Minister of Public Works…

Maritime procession of the Virgen del Carmen cut short

Arguineguín’s annual highlight event, the traditional maritime procession of the Virgin del Carmen, was unexpectedly cut short this Sunday, returning to the Port of Arguineguín, without ever having arrived in Puerto de Mogán, after the Guardia Civil warned four fishing boats that they faced fines if they set out to…

Air Europa announce that three of their five planned inter-island aircraft will be based in Gran Canaria

Air Europa will allocate five planes to their new inter-island service in the Canaries and three of them will be based in Gran Canaria, according to an announcement by Globalia officials, in a meeting with the president of the Gran Canaria Cabildo, Antonio Morales. The island president, along with Tourism…

Mogán Mayor blames others for lack of access to Taurito after GC-500 rockfall

Mayor of Mogán, Onalia Bueno, has visited the site of the rockfall that injured two people on Tuesday morning 11 July, together with technicians and the general director of Public Works for the Cabildo of Gran Canaria, José Francisco Duque Morán, they assessed the stretch of road at km 44…

GC500 coast road closed after two injured by rockfall near Taurito

The GC500 old national road along the coast between Taurito and Puerto de Mogan is closed this morning.  A 41-year-old woman and a 15-year-old were injured in the early hours of Tuesday morning on Gran Canaria’s southern coastal road, GC-500 , near the tourist resort of Taurito , in the municipality of Mogán due to a…

Mogán begins work on coastal pedestrian walkway and recommends motorists avoid the area

Works to recondition and reinforce the coastal pedestrian walkway running alongside the GC-500 old national road begin today, Wednesday 5 July. The pedestrian walk will be closed and traffic restrictions will be put in place. Mogán Town Council recommends that motorists avoid, as far as possible, this stretch of road,…

Works start on the Arguineguín – Patalavaca promenade

The long overdue conditioning and reinforcement works to the coastal walkway between Arguineguín and Patalavaca, alongside the GC-500, is scheduled to begin soon. The works are estimated to last 9 months along the 733 meter promenade that connects the popular fishing-cum-tourist town of Arguineguín and the enclave of Patalavaca. The project…

Las Palmas begins work on the MetroGuagua rapid transit system

The first work to build the infrastructure for the Las Palmas MetroGuagua begins over the next few days, to create a high capacity transit line set to improve mobility and transform the capital city, in a collaboration between the City Council of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Municipal Guaguas,…

€294,000 for Tiritaña tunnel lighting

 The Cabildo de Gran Canaria has awarded the tender to install lighting in the Tiritaña tunnel

Newsbrief: Nelson Mandela pier repair will cost €600,000 and last three months

The repair work to the Nelson Mandela pier in Las Palmas, which was hit by a Naviera Armas ferry on April 21, will cost €600,000 and last three months, according to the president of the Port Authority of Las Palmas, Luis Ibarra. They first need to dismantle

€3.7 million for the GC-500 boulevard

San Bartolomé de Tirajana and the Canarian Development Fund, FDCAN, have agreed

ARMAS ferry strikes Las Palmas harbour

A ferry from the shipping company ARMAS managed this evening to embed itself into

Norwegian to fly Gran Canaria to Americas

Norwegian airlines plan to fly to America from the Canary Islands. The decision

Investigation in to bus overtaking cyclists

The driver of a public transport Global Bus was filmed overtaking a group of cyclists

Events: LPA Motown 2017 21-23 April

The third edition of the “LPA Motown Sagulpa, sustainable urban mobility” Bike Fair will be 21-23 April

Airline news: UK to Gran Canaria with Jet2

Gran Canaria airport will have two new links with the UK starting from April

Popular mountain road closes till mid May

Part of the GC-605, a beautiful mountain road popular with the more adventurous tourists

New flights between Canaries & Madeira

Inter-island airline, Binter, has begun to fly a new route between the Canary Islands and Madeira

A terrible toll, forty years perished

The events leading up to that Sunday afternoon in 1977, as thick cloud fog

Sightseeing bus almost catches fire

One of the tourist busses in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria almost caught fire

MetroGuagua transit coming to Las Palmas

The MetroGuagua project is a planned high capacity public transport line

Newsbrief: Avenida de Tirajana partially closes Monday

One of the main streets in the San Fernando area of Maspalomas,  Avenida de Tirajana, will be partially closed on Monday 19 December for renovation and improvement works to the street lighting. The closure of Avenida de Tirajana will be at the section that travels in the North-South direction, from the Plaza de Las Lavanderas roundabout

Long overdue GC-1 south resurfacing

Long overdue resurfacing works have been announced for the main southern motorway

Puerto Rico Shopping Centre taxi area

The Mogán town hall Department of Traffic and Transportation have completed new road signage