Spain pre-research tips

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Re: Spain pre-research tips

#31 Post by Some newbie driver » 05 Mar 2019 19:37

You are wrong ItzDannio25.

Truk speed limit for trucks on highways or similar roads in Spain has been 90km/h for lots of years. And since 1st January 2019 had been reduced on regular roads.

Here's the actual speed limits for Spain: http://revista.dgt.es/es/noticias/nacio ... H7PTKBCeUk

The heavy vehicles that can drive at 100km/h on highways are bus and coaches

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Re: Spain pre-research tips

#32 Post by id037 » 06 Mar 2019 17:15

Here are two interesting places on Spanish highways and then some news about the AP-1 highway:

The first one is on the AP-2 highway in Aragón:
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It indicates the place where the highway crosses the Greenwich meridian and there are signs when you approach it at 3km, 1500m and 500m.

Also, it glows at night:
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The second one is this weird looking bridge on the A-231 highway in Castilla y León:
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https://www.google.es/maps/@42.3501471, ... 6656?hl=en


Also in Castilla y León, the AP-1 from Burgos to Armiñón is toll free since December 2018, and its name should be changed (not done yet) to A-1 (remember that AP means tolled highway). The toll plazas here and here still exist but they are open, hopefully in the next months/years they will be demolished (EDIT: they have demolished them already). Also, a new toll plaza has been built here to collect the AP-68 tolls (photo).
In this link you can read the news of the toll's end and there is also a map of other tolled highways which will be free in the following years.
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Re: Spain pre-research tips

#33 Post by ItzDannio25 » 10 Mar 2019 23:02

oh then i was wrong, thanks for the correction about the kmh of a spanish truck

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Re: Spain pre-research tips

#34 Post by id037 » 14 Mar 2019 13:27

One of the most important industries in Spain is the automotive industry. Spain is the second car builder in Europe, after Germany, with plants in:

- Martorell, Barcelona (SEAT Ibiza, León, Arona; Audi A1)
- Vigo (Citroen C4 Picasso, C-Elysee, Berlingo; Peugeot 301, Partner; Opel Combo)
- Almussafes, Valencia (Ford Kuga, Mondeo, S-Max, Galaxy, Transit Connect)
- Figueruelas, Zaragoza (Opel Corsa, Mokka, Crossland X; Citroen C3 Aircross)
- Pamplona (Volkswagen Polo, T-Cross)
- Vitoria-Gasteiz (Mercedes-Benz Vito, V-Class)
- Palencia (Renault Megane, Kadjar)
- Valladolid (Renault Captur, Twizy)
- Madrid (Citroen C4 Cactus)
- Barcelona (Nissan Navara, e-NV200; Renault Alaskan; Mercedes X-Class)

Also, perhaps more interesting for the game, Iveco builds the Stralis and Trakker (EDIT: and the new S-Way now) in Madrid and the Daily in Valladolid.
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Re: Spain pre-research tips

#35 Post by jackbus » 05 Apr 2019 04:58

In my opinion, the Cruise Terminal around Barcelona should not be missed, as the city is famous for cruise embark and disembark. I saw many trucks there.

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Re: Spain pre-research tips

#36 Post by CptCaribbean » 05 Apr 2019 19:20

As I live in Catalonia (I'm from Barcelona) and I have been many many times in the Comunitat Valenciana and Aragón, I can explain you a lot of these places as well as others but it may not be as precise as those ones.

I have seen the previous comments and I can assure you that many of their tips are top, but some have mistakes.

POLICE

About the police, Spain is divided in:
· CNP (Cuerpo Nacional de Policias), their cars are usually this Citroën and always painted dark blue. They are common in C. Valenciana, C. de Madrid... Their LP has CNP and 4 numbers.
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· Guardia Civil, their cars are usually this Nissan. They are common in places such as Andalucia, Castilla la Mancha, Castilla y León... Their LP always has a PGC and 4 numbers.
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Aditionally to this, there are 2 exceptions. What I've shown you so far is the national police but in 2 cases, a CCAA (Comunidad Autónoma) can have his own police.
· Mossos d'Esquadra, in Catalonia. In the LP, there's always CME and 4 numbers. It's always painted blue and white, I have never seen this yellow-blue someone showed. The most common car is this Seat Altea.
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· Ertzaintza, in Basque Country. In the LP, there's always a weird E (see below) and 4 numbers. It's common to see it as a Volkswagen Passat
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LICENSE PLATES

LP on the other cars are always 4 numbers and 3 letters (vocals such A, E, I, O, U are exluded). e.g. 0202CWD Right now this style is in use and we started with BBB and beyond. Nowadays, we barely reached K at the beginning (e.g. KBB) so please don't make above this or it will be fake.

Old cars have different LP. They get 1 letter or 2 from the province (city) they were made, 4 numbers and 2 letters (now vocals are included). e.g. Barcelona is a B, so his LP would be B-1998-FC or Madrid M-4869-WW, Valencia V-7846-TU... For more info about the cities, check https://www.infolaso.com/distintivos-pr ... nolas.html

Even older cars, the first one Spain did, their first LP were 1 or 2 letter from the province (city) they were made and 6 numbers. e.g. B-794613

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COOL PLACES IN BARCELONA

Someone posted the Avinguda Diagonal from Barcelona. I am 99% sure trucks are not allowed there, as well as Avinguda Meridiana, Carrer Aragó, Ronda del Mig...

Covering the city we have Ronda de Dalt (B-20) and Ronda Litoral (B-10). Sadly, B-20 is prohibited for trucks beyond exit 1 (Trinitat Vella), but B-10 is fully accessible. Here, the info boards are different than anywhere else, as they are green.
https://www.google.com/maps/@41.44569,2 ... 384!8i8192
My idea is if you could make this exit (number 30, Bon Pastor, where there are many trucks because of the factories involved).
Exits 27/28 only as scenery, as Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes (C-31) is very important.
https://www.google.com/maps/@41.4126839 ... 384!8i8192
https://www.google.com/maps/@41.3918466 ... 384!8i8192
https://www.google.com/maps/@41.3844865 ... 384!8i8192
https://www.google.com/maps/@41.3794608 ... 384!8i8192
https://www.google.com/maps/@41.3635076 ... 384!8i8192 -> At your left, the port, a must-be.
https://www.google.com/maps/@41.3525263 ... 384!8i8192 -> The entry to the port
https://www.google.com/maps/@41.3419286 ... 384!8i8192 -> Another entry to the port
https://www.google.com/maps/@41.340969, ... 384!8i8192 -> Exit to the airport
https://www.google.com/maps/@41.3693939 ... 384!8i8192 -> The end, to A-2 (Lleida) or AP-7 (Girona, Tarragona...).

About the port of Barcelona, as I'm studying Transport and Logistics, we have visited several times the port, so I've got a couple of photos taken from inside. If you'd like to have it, feel free to ask me via PM.
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Re: Spain pre-research tips

#37 Post by Madel » 09 Apr 2019 14:08

Roadsigns

:arrow: :arrow: :arrow: Spanish roadsigns (from DGT "Dirección General de Tráfico")[.pdf]: http://www.dgt.es/Galerias/seguridad-vi ... niales.pdf (ROADSIGNS page 52 ... 107)(ROAD MARKS page 112 ... 117).

++ more info about signs (in spanish, but there are some cool images): https://www.fomento.gob.es/AZ.BBMF.Web/ ... RE3723.pdf

Warning signs: https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anexo:Se% ... spa%C3%B1a
Regulation signs: https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anexo:Se% ... spa%C3%B1a
Indication signs: https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anexo:Se% ... spa%C3%B1a
Roadworks signs: https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anexo:Se% ... spa%C3%B1a

Typeface used for roadsigns: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highway_Gothic
id037 wrote:
11 Apr 2019 17:10

Just a small correction, actually the typeface which is used is "Carretera Convencional" (I've also seen it being referred as CCRIGE or Traffic Type Spain D) which is similar to Highway Gothic or Transport (UK), but not the same. I read that it's the same one as "Alfabeto Normale" used in Italy.

It was used in the conventional roads signage (hence its name) and the "Autovia" typeface in the highways signage, but since 2014 "Carretera Convencional" is used for all kinds of roads. Obviously you can still see many signs with the Autovia typeface, but it might be better to make all signs with the new one.
Wikipedia article in Spanish
Thanks for the correction id037!! ;)

Specific roadsigns

Radar (highways)
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Radar (National Roads/Others)
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Detour (roadworks)
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Toll spanish - english (generic)
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Turn lights on (always before a tunnel)
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Turn lights off (always after a tunnel)
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Hitos de vértice. I'don't know the name of this sign in english :D :D (in almost all highway exits)
Some 3D models: https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/ ... de-vertice (not mine :roll: )
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Spanish arrows

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End lane
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Return to your lane
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Galones. Used to keep the safety distance between vehicles
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Precaución: Alcances. This sign is frecuently used in Autopistas or Autovías when there is a long slope to advise car drivers that there may be a truck at low speed.
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Spanish Osborne Bulls

#38 Post by elbigfoot » 11 Apr 2019 14:48

I know that other users have posted info about these bulls, but I have found some info that could be great to let you set Osborne's Bulls in the future map...

Let me send you some links with more info:

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osborne_bull
Osborne Bull History: https://www.osborne.es/en/osborne-bull
Google Maps - Osborne Bulls location: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?ie ... 889329&z=6

I hope these info can help you to include these beautiful bull in the new Spanish scenery

Thanks!!!

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Re: Spain pre-research tips

#39 Post by id037 » 11 Apr 2019 17:10

Madel wrote:
09 Apr 2019 14:08
Typeface used for roadsigns: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highway_Gothic
Just a small correction, actually the typeface which is used is "Carretera Convencional" (I've also seen it being referred as CCRIGE or Traffic Type Spain D) which is similar to Highway Gothic or Transport (UK), but not the same. I read that it's the same one as "Alfabeto Normale" used in Italy.

It was used in the conventional roads signage (hence its name) and the "Autovia" typeface in the highways signage, but since 2014 "Carretera Convencional" is used for all kinds of roads. Obviously you can still see many signs with the Autovia typeface, but it might be better to make all signs with the new one.
Wikipedia article in Spanish

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Re: Spain pre-research tips

#40 Post by Madel » 16 Apr 2019 11:16

I'm going to split my post because is a mess :?

Service vehicles:

Police/Traffic:

Guardia Civil de tráfico. Common color scheme [Alfa Romeo 159]
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Guardia Civil de tráfico. New color scheme
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Mossos d'esquadra. Only in Catalonia. New and uncommon color scheme (like Some newbie driver already said)
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Ertzaintza. Only in Basque Country.
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Ambulances:

Cruz Roja Española. Generic ambulance in Spain. [Mercedes Sprinter]
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S.E.M. (Sistema d'Emergències Mèdiques) only in Catalonia. [Mercedes Sprinter]
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