Volunteer Drivers across Grampian recognised for their vital service

Lucy Johnston 2018, News

Transport volunteers across the North-east have been recognised for their outstanding service, commitment and contribution at the Grampian Volunteer Transport Awards. The awards, which were first established in 2014, highlight the vital support that community transport provides to those who are elderly, isolated or perhaps have mobility or health issues, who may otherwise face difficulty travelling to key services. The ceremony, which took place today (Friday, 9 November) at the Town House in Aberdeen, saw winners recognised under the categories ‘Volunteer Driver of the Year’, ‘Volunteer Escort of the Year’ …

AWPR’s big weekend draws to a close

Lucy Johnston 2018, News

News Release from Transport Scotland. Thousands have visited the GoNorthEast road festival this weekend, to celebrate the transformational Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project. The free weekend-long event, took place on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September 2018 in advance of the opening of this eagerly-awaited road project. The festival offered visitors a range of exhibitions and entertainment on a section of the new road. As well as viewing the festival attractions, people of all ages and abilities took the opportunity to cycle and walk along a picturesque …

Progress on ‘Access for All’ at Insch Station

Lucy Johnston 2018, News

Work to outline options for improving access to Insch railway station for people with mobility issues will get underway as funding for the project is secured by regional transport partnership Nestrans. The appraisal study, which will assess options for improving access to the south (west-bound) platform at Insch, will be commissioned later this year. A contribution of £25,000 to the cost of the detailed study was recently granted by the Scottish Government’s Local Rail Development Fund following a successful bid from Nestrans who will fund the remaining costs of the …

Old and new to sit side by side at Kintore Station

Lucy Johnston 2018, News

A historic bench that once formed part of the original Kintore railway station is to be restored to its former glory as part of the development of the forthcoming new station. The bench, which would have been used by many a passenger at the old station before its closure in 1964, was recently discovered at auction and has now been secured for the project by Aberdeenshire Council and regional transport partnership Nestrans. It is hoped that following its refurbishment the bench will form part of the new station, providing a …

HTAP Annual Report 2017/18

Nikki Laird 2018

Partnership working across Grampian in the health, social care and transport sectors has continued to strengthen this past year, the new Health & Transport Action Plan (HTAP) Annual Report outlines. The Nestrans Board today (Wednesday, 20 June 2018) has approved for the report be presented to the three Community Planning Partnership Boards within Grampian. The recently published review for 2017/18 covers the collective work undertaken by partners across the region including NHS Grampian, Nestrans, the Scottish Ambulance Service, Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Moray Councils, the three Health & Social Care …

AWPR ‘GoNorthEast’ campaign launched in run-up to completion

Lucy Johnston 2018, News

Plans for how the North East will celebrate the opening of the eagerly anticipated Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project have been announced today by the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work, Keith Brown. The focal point of the campaign will be a Community Weekend of family-orientated events and activities (8th and 9th of September 2018) which is planned to take place on the new AWPR in the River Dee valley on the boundary between Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. It will be a ‘fete style’ event with …

Road safety group’s provisional figures show north east road deaths at forty year low

Lucy Johnston 2018, News

The number of people fatally injured on north east roads is at its lowest level since current records began in 1974, provisional road casualty data shows. The figures have been highlighted by Road Safety North East Scotland (RSNES), a partnership of public bodies promoting safe road use locally. Provisional statistics reveal that during 2017, 14 people died as a result of their involvement in a road traffic collision in the combined local authority areas of Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray. Records show the highest number of casualties was in 1976, when …

Plans for Kintore Station to go on display

Lucy Johnston 2018, News

Plans for infrastructure which will support the forthcoming railway station at Kintore will go on display to the public next week, ahead of the project reaching a major milestone in the coming month when a formal planning application is submitted. A pre-application exhibition will be held next Wednesday (14 March) in Kintore, giving members of the public and stakeholders the opportunity to drop-in and find out more about the project. Proposed plans for the development of the car park, access road and transport interchange will be on display with officers …

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 …

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 …