Nestrans submit bid for funding to investigate new station sites

Louise Calder 2019, News, Uncategorized

Nestrans have submitted a bid for funding to study the potential for new station sites in the south of Aberdeen. The bid, submitted to Scottish Government’s Local Rail Development Fund, would also help to consider the potential for optimising a local Cross-Aberdeen Rail Service.   Councillor Peter Argyle, Nestrans Chair, “If we are successful in our bid it would allow us to investigate suitable locations for potential new stations in Cove, Altens and Newtonhill as well as other options. The proposed project seeks to improve access to the rail network, …

Nestrans strengthen Board with new appointment

Louise Calder 2019, News

The North-east’s regional transport partnership, Nestrans, has strengthened its Board by appointing a new non-councillor Board Member following approval from the Cabinet Secretary. Further to a recent recruitment process, Nestrans was pleased to appoint Mr. Colin Allanach to the Board. Mr Allanach is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with a Masters in Business Administration. He has been involved in helping to develop cycling schemes in the north east and was instrumental in the recent establishment of the Grampian Cycling Partnership. The partnership’s aim is to aggregate the views of the cyclists …

Bus service 727 goes 24/7

Louise Calder 2019, News, Uncategorized

Nestrans welcomes the news that Stagecoach JET service 727 will now be running 24 hours a day, the first of its kind in Aberdeen. Press release from Stagecoach: The JET service 727 has bucked all national trends in bus patronage growing from strength to strength since it was introduced in 2010. Local bus operator, Stagecoach, has today announced they will be introducing even more journeys to the timetable on the frequent service in Aberdeen city. From Monday 8th July the timetable will be enhanced to offer journeys around the clock …

Nestrans indicators proves things are on track

Jenny Anderson 2019

Nestrans, the Regional Transport Partnership for the North East of Scotland, have released their monitoring report for 2019. The monitoring report is designed to show progress against the objectives of the Regional Transport Strategy (RTS) which is delivered by Nestrans and its partners. Nestrans Chairman, Councillor Peter Argyle, “We are pleased to see that 19 of our indicators are on target and 15 continue to have some success following on from the 2018 report. As the AWPR has recently opened the benefits are yet to be reflected in improved journey …

Advertisement of the Nestrans Unaudited Annual Accounts 2018/19

Jenny Anderson 2019, Uncategorized

The full public advertisement of the Nestrans unaudited annual accounts for 2018/19 can be viewed here.  The Nestrans Board will consider the unaudited annual accounts for 2018/19 when they meet on 19 June (the June Board reports can be viewed here) and on their approval the unaudited annual accounts for 2018/19 will also be available to view within the documents section of the Nestrans website within the Statement of Accounts heading.  

Can you help influence the long term vision for transport in the North East?

Louise Calder 2019, News

Nestrans, the Regional Transport Partnership for the North East of Scotland, is looking for your input to help shape the next Regional Transport Strategy (RTS). The partnership has a statutory duty to produce and deliver an RTS to set the vision and direction for transport in the region for the next 20 years. With the opening of the AWPR and some of the essential rail upgrades underway, a significant proportion of the current RTS has been achieved and it feels that the time is right to look ahead to the …

Three quarters of people in Scotland don’t know you can get three points for close passing someone cycling

Louise Calder 2019, News

News Release from Cycling Scotland: Three quarters (73 per cent) of people living in Scotland don’t know they could get three points on their licence for driving too close to someone cycling, according to the findings of a poll revealed today (Tuesday 7 May). Commissioned by the nation’s cycling organisation – Cycling Scotland – to mark the launch of its annual cycling road safety campaign, the YouGov survey of 1,012 people in Scotland highlights a lack of awareness about the legal consequences of not leaving at least a car’s width …

Bikers’ views to be sought as part of research into impact and effectiveness of road safety initiatives

Louise Calder 2019, News

As one of the most vulnerable groups of road users, safety campaigns often target motorcyclists, hoping to reduce death and serious injury levels. Now Robert Gordon University (RGU) is working with Road Safety North East Scotland (RSNES) to look at the impact they have actually had on bikers’ attitude and behaviour. As a group of road users, motorcyclists are over-represented in accident and fatality statistics in Scotland. Classed as vulnerable road users by the Scottish Government, Police Scotland and road safety partners, they are key targets in safety campaigns. Initiatives …

Nestrans welcomes Lee Craigie to Aberdeen

Louise Calder 2019, News

Nestrans were delighted to welcome Lee Craigie, Scotland’s Active Nation Commissioner to Aberdeen today, Tuesday 26th March. Lee is a long-established inspirational figure in the world of cycling, not only as an impressive competitor and endurance rider but also as an advocate for the therapeutic and social aspects of cycling and being outdoors.  Her new role will see Lee act as an official representative for walking, cycling and physical activity and work to keep active travel on the agenda, help to implement and promote the Cycling Action Plan for Scotland …

Grampian Cycle Partnership launch

Louise Calder 2019, News

A new collective voice for all those interested in cycling across the North East has been formally launched. Grampian Cycle Partnership is now formally constituted as a voluntary organisation with appointed committee members. This follows on from the event, hosted by Nestrans at Robert Gordon University in September last year, “Cycling in the North East – Moving Forward Together” which brought together almost 200 of the area’s cycling community. That evening featured presentations from organisations including national cycling charities Sustrans Scotland, Cycling UK, Police Scotland and an open discussion on …