Latest Rail transport in Spain Stories

2012-01-18 19:43:00

A researcher at the University of Barcelona has examined the construction of surface transportation infrastructure in Spain from 1720 to 2010. The economist and author of the study, Germà Bel explains how both the construction of train lines and state highways in Spain since the 18th century has been based radially around Madrid as the political capital and not on the commercial activity of routes. "In Spain, infrastructure policy tends to follow a national construction model...

2008-09-14 03:00:15

The public is invited to review and comment on the proposed annual update to the plan that outlines strategic priorities and goals for the Pacific Gate Workforce Investment Network. The network is administered by the City of Long Beach to provide youth and adult employment services, comprehensive business solutions and strategic training initiatives in regional high- growth industry clusters. A public hearing on the Proposed Plan Modification will be held at 3 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Career...

2006-07-03 07:57:21

MADRID (Reuters) - Up to 30 people were killed on Monday when an underground train in the Spanish city of Valencia ran off the tracks and overturned, Spanish television said on Monday, citing Valencia government officials. Emergency service officials confirmed the accident but said they did not know what caused it.

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.