Transport Minister discusses key issues for travel in the North-east with Nestrans Board

Lucy Johnston 2018

A range of transport initiatives took a step forward today (Wednesday, 14 February) following the meeting of the Nestrans Board. The Regional Transport Partnership discussed key issues for transport in and around the North-east as they were joined at their first meeting of the year by the Scottish Minister for Transport & the Islands, Mr. Humza Yousaf. Nestrans Chair, Councillor Peter Argyle and Vice Chairs Councillor Sandra Macdonald and Dr. Margaret Bochel led discussions for the Board with the Minister on a variety of ongoing transport matters including; the timescale …

Latest stage of Aberdeen-Inverness Improvement Project to take place

Lucy Johnston 2018

Press release from ScotRail Alliance The ScotRail Alliance has published details of the latest upgrade works to be carried out between Aberdeen and Inverness. As part of the multi-million-pound upgrade, a 14-week line closure between Aberdeen and Dyce will be in place from 12 May 2018 to allow major improvement works to take place. Bus replacement services will be in operation to keep customers moving between Aberdeen and Dyce during the upgrade work. Further details of the replacement bus timetable will be published closer to the time. Preparation work will …

Strategic Regional Transport Provision on the Agenda

Lucy Johnston 2018, News

Members of the public and community groups are being asked to give their views on existing and future transport problems and opportunities in and around Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire as work on a Strategic Transport Appraisal continues. One of the Aberdeen City Region Deal’s (CRD) key projects, the Strategic Transport Appraisal takes a 20-year view of the transport implications of the investment unlocked by the Deal across all modes of transport. The appraisal will also help the local authorities and Regional Transport Partnership, Nestrans, to formulate ideas and ascertain what …

Inverurie station extra car parking spaces open

Jenny Anderson 2017

Customers in Inverurie will now benefit from 36 additional car parking spaces at Inverurie station, as the ScotRail Alliance officially opened the new station car park extension today.  The work to complete the extension began in November and was carried out by Aberdeenshire Council, Nestrans, Luddon Construction and the ScotRail Alliance. The collaboration forms an early phase of the Inverurie Transport Interchange. Vacant land adjacent to the north-west corner of the existing car park has been used to create the new spaces and a section of the current car park has …

Do you travel on the A96 – Inverurie to Aberdeen?

Lucy Johnston 2017, News

Consultants AECOM have recently been commissioned by Aberdeen City Council to carry out the A96 (Inverurie to Aberdeen city centre) Collective Travel Study under the CIVITAS PORTIS programme. Which is an EU funded project. Aberdeenshire Council and NESTRANS form part of the steering group for the study. The CIVITAS PORTIS programme seeks to address the unique transport challenges of a set of port-based cities across Europe. This study will focus on the broad A96 Corridor (between Aberdeen City Centre and Inverurie – see map below), taking into account: – The …

Public drop-in session to be held to present Wellington Road corridor options

Jenny Anderson 2017, News

A public drop-in session is to be held to gain feedback on emerging options to improve strategic transport connections and active travel for the Wellington Road Corridor. The public drop-in event is to be held at the Aberdeen Altens Hotel on Wednesday (29 November) from 4-8pm. A public and stakeholder consultation was held earlier this year to help assess the options for the project, which has examined a range of potential transport improvements on the study corridor between the A90/A956 Charleston Interchange and the Queen Elizabeth Bridge. Aberdeen City Council …

Do you have the drive, direction and dedication to help shape North-east transport?

Lucy Johnston 2017

Nestrans launch search to fill board position Nestrans, the Regional Transport Partnership for the North-east of Scotland have today (Monday, 6 November) launched their search to find a new member to serve on the Board. As one of seven statutory Regional Transport Partnerships, established under the Transport (Scotland) Act 2005 to take a strategic approach to transport planning and delivery, Nestrans serve the administrative areas of both Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. The Nestrans Board consists of eight Councillor Members, four nominated by each of the constituent Councils and four non-Councillor …

Nestrans studies identify effective improvements to transport links north of Aberdeen

Lucy Johnston 2017

Politicians from across the north east have met today (Friday, 3rd November) to hear the findings of two reports which look at improving transport links north of Aberdeen. Members of the Nestrans Board, MPs and MSPs received presentations from the two consultant teams who had been tasked with investigating detailed road and rail options for the Fraserburgh and Peterhead to Aberdeen Strategic Transport Study (FPASTS). The ongoing ‘all-modes’ study investigates strategic transport issues for improving transport links along the 50 mile stretch from Peterhead and Fraserburgh to Aberdeen and Dyce, …

New online presence for north east road safety partners

Lucy Johnston 2017

Road safety partners across the north east of Scotland will promote safety advice and information from a new Twitter account. Road Safety North East Scotland (RSNES) will share information relevant to the local authority areas managed by Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council and Moray Council. The partners are drawn from the organisations jointly delivering the North East Scotland Road Casualty Reduction Strategy. In addition to the three councils, RSNES includes: Nestrans, NHS Grampian, the North Safety Camera Unit, Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. The intention is …

A90 average speed cameras are now live

Lucy Johnston 2017

Evidence across Scotland has shown the significant road safety benefits following the installation of average speed cameras (ASC).  This includes fewer people being killed or seriously injured, more reliable journey times and improved driver behaviour. Transport Minister, Humza Yousaf said: “I have confidence that the average speed system, which is now operational on the 51.5 mile stretch of the A90 between Dundee and Stonehaven, will help save lives. The evidence from other average speed systems across Scotland continues to demonstrate the various benefits these cameras will bring to drivers. “I …