Kintore welcomes passengers for the first time in almost 60 years

Nikki Laird 2020

Kintore re-joined Scotland’s Railway after an absence of 56 years this morning (Thursday, October 15) with the opening of the town’s new station. Providing an interchange between rail and road, the two-platform station is fully accessible with step-free access between platforms via a footbridge with lifts. Built by Network Rail and main contractor BAM Nuttall, the new station has extensive car parking – including disabled and electric charging bays – and bike storage. With 24 of the 168 parking spaces fitted with electric charging points, Kintore station is also now …

New physical distancing measures to make city centre safe

Nikki Laird 2020, News

Press release from Aberdeen City Council: As part of the Council’s response to Phase 1 of the Scottish Government’s Route Map for easing COVID-19 restrictions, we are working with partners, including NHS Grampian, to allow activity to safely resume in the city centre. Work is starting tomorrow (Saturday 30 May) on widening pavements to allow for better physical distancing for pedestrians. Aberdeen City Council was awarded a £1.76 million grant on Monday (25 May) from the Scottish Government’s Spaces for People fund to carry out the temporary works which helps …

Changes to Public Transport Services

Nikki Laird 2020, News

Latest update: 24th August Please note that face coverings are mandatory on pubic transport – read more guidance of face coverings and exemptions. Temporary changes to public transport services in the north east of Scotland are in place following advice around physical contact and non-essential travel in response to an increase in cases of the coronavirus. Public transport services are continuing to increase, though capacity will remain restricted due to physical distancing. The preference still remains to travel actively where possible. Due to the quickly evolving nature of the situation, please …

New timetable brings increased rail options for north east travellers

Nikki Laird 2018, News

New rail services between Aberdeen and Montrose are increasing flexibility for travellers in the north-east of Scotland by offering more than 5,000 additional seats on a daily basis. The winter 2018 timetable launched by Scotrail on Sunday (Sun, Dec 9) has increased daily services available at Montrose, Laurencekirk, Stonehaven and Portlethen. These include a new hourly service between Aberdeen and Montrose, calling at each of these stations. The timetable is the first phase of a new Aberdeen cross rail service which will run to Inverurie by the end of 2019 …

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 …

Vacancy for Cycling Development Officer

Nikki Laird 2017, News

A continuing partnership initiative between the north-east transport partnership Nestrans and sustainable transport body Sustrans Scotland, a vacancy is currently being advertised for a cycling development officer for the north-east. The aim of the role is to help deliver a comprehensive, coherent and high quality active travel network for the north-east. The successful applicant will work in a small team in Aberdeen, making a real contribution to sustainable transport by helping to develop and deliver cycling networks and initiatives in the region. The appointment of a full time dedicated officer …

Multi million Haudagain roundabout contract up for grabs

Nikki Laird 2017, News

A contract notice has been advertised by Transport Scotland today, calling on the construction industry to bid for the A90/A96 Haudagain Improvement Project. The project involves the construction of approximately 500m of new dual carriageway connecting the A90 North Anderson Drive and the A96 Auchmill Road. As well as reducing congestion and improving journey time reliability, this project will bring about an improvement in road safety and provide new pedestrian and cycling routes through the local area. Minister for Transport & Islands, Humza Yousaf said: “Today marks a major milestone …

Park and Ride building opens to public

Nikki Laird 2017, News

A new building with waiting room, cycle lockers, toilets and showering facilities opened to the public today (12/6/17) at the £15.2 million Park and Ride beside Craibstone roundabout. The waiting accommodation sits alongside a 1,000-space car park and link road, which were previously opened under different phases of the work, and will add to the facilities on offer to bus passengers, car-sharers, cyclists, or walkers. Buses from Stagecoach’s 37 service from Inverurie and the number 16 First Aberdeen service both already serve the facility, which has a bus turning circle …