Regular road passenger transport in Spain, 1924-1936. Legal framework and sector analysis

Authors

  • José Coronado Tordesillas Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
  • Francisco Rodríguez Lázaro Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
  • Rita Ruiz Fernández Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1344/rhi.v22i52.20988

Keywords:

buses, road, legislation, railroad

Abstract

The article studies the development of the road passenger transport in the previous decade of the Spanish Civil War. The evolution of the legislation is analysed showing how its changes conditioned the evolution of lines and companies. This new transport is characterised thanks to the detailed information for the bus lines included in several guides published in the late twenties by the National Tourism Patronage. Through these years, buses will turn from a quite slow and not very reliable transport mode to a technical and economical alternative which started to threat the rail hegemony.

Published

2018-01-10

Issue

Section

Articles