Improving Accessibility at Insch Rail Station

Louise Calder 2019, News

Rail users and the communities of Insch and the surrounding area are being invited to take part in an online survey as part of the Accessibility at Insch Station Study that is currently being progressed. Accessibility issues at the station have been a longstanding concern amongst local residents and the wider community. Insch is the only station in the north east where step-free access to both platforms is not provided, as there is currently no step-free access to Platform 1. Earlier this year, the North East Scotland Regional Transport Partnership, …

New website launched to promote Park and Ride services in the north east

Louise Calder 2019, News

Getabout, the sustainable travel brand, today (Monday 28th October) launched their new Park and Ride website for users in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. The site covers the five park and ride locations in the north east including Bridge of Don, Craibstone, Ellon, Kingswells and Newtonhill. The website provides users with information on the facilities available at each location, opening times, fares, how to purchase tickets, journey planner and links to live departures. Councillor Peter Argyle, Nestrans Chair, “This is the first time all Park and Ride information has been available in …

Improving accessibility at Insch Rail Station

Louise Calder 2019, News

Rail users and the communities of Insch and the surrounding area are being invited along to a public consultation event next Monday (Oct 28) to discuss potential options for improving accessibility at Insch Station. Accessibility issues at the station have been a longstanding concern amongst local residents and the wider community. Insch is the only station in the north east where step-free access to both platforms is not provided, as there is currently no step-free access to Platform 1. Earlier this year, the North East Scotland Regional Transport Partnership, Nestrans, …

Nestrans to Receive Funding for Transport Appraisal

Jenny Anderson 2019, Uncategorized

Eight communities across Scotland are set to benefit from a share of the Local Rail Development Fund (LRDF) as confirmed by Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, Michael Matheson. The Cabinet Secretary made the announcement during a visit to see progress at the £14.5m Kintore station site, which is being progressed by Transport Scotland and Network Rail, in partnership with Nestrans and Aberdeenshire Council. The station project forms part of the wider £330m Aberdeen – Inverness Improvements project, the latest phase of which has seen the line between Aberdeen …

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

Louise Calder 2019, News

Over the last few months Nestrans has been seeking your input to help shape the next Regional Transport Strategy (RTS) for the north east of Scotland.  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. In May 2019 we launched a consultation website www.nestrans2040.org.uk and since then have made available a range of discussion papers on topics related to the development of the RTS. These discussion papers cover: The affordability of …

Online survey seeks bikers’ views about safety initiatives

Louise Calder 2019, News

Press release from Road Safety North East Scotland Bikers are being asked for their views on local road safety initiatives aimed at them, as part of an ongoing study into their effectiveness. The online survey is looking for honest views and opinions about bikers’ experiences to see how much impact such courses have on bikers’ attitudes and behaviour. Robert Gordon University (RGU) is working with Road Safety North East Scotland (RSNES) on the project, which may help inform the development of future safety initiatives. Operation Zenith, Bike Safe and the …

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 …