Laurencekirk junction plans to go on public display

Lucy Johnston 2019, News

Following the publication of draft orders for the A90/A937 Laurencekirk Junction Improvement scheme today, local communities and road users will get a chance to see the plans at a public exhibition in Laurencekirk on 10 January 2020. Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity Michael Matheson said: “We are continuing to progress the design work for the Laurencekirk Junction Improvement scheme, having let the public see and comment on the preferred option for the junction last summer. “We are now able to publish draft orders for the scheme – a …

Park & Ride figures on the increase

Lucy Johnston 2019, News

The number of cars using Park & Ride sites across the region is on the increase, according to the latest figures from Nestrans. Members of the North East’s Regional Transport Partnership heard that over 440 drivers per day are making use of bus-based Park & Ride sites in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire, an increase of 6.8% on last year’s numbers. The figures come after Nestrans completed its annual patronage spot-surveys across the five bus Park & Ride sites (Bridge of Don, Ellon, Kingswells, Craibstone and Newtonhill). The data collected was …

Nestrans appoint new Director

Lucy Johnston 2019

Nestrans, the North East of Scotland Transport Partnership, has appointed a new Director, following the December meeting of the Board. Members of the Board’s Appointments Committee were pleased to appoint Mr Rab Dickson to the post, following the retirement of Mr Derick Murray in August. Mr Dickson takes on the role with a wealth of experience and expertise, having worked as Nestrans’ Transport Strategy Manager since the partnership’s inception in 2006, following a 10-year period as Head of Transportation at Aberdeen City Council.

Improving Accessibility at Insch Rail Station

Lucy Johnston 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

Lucy Johnston 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

Lucy Johnston 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, …

Cycling in the North East – Collisions, Compensation & Civil Law – Event Update

Jon Barron 2019, News

Around seventy local cyclists attended an interesting and informative event at Robert Gordon University, Garthdee, Aberdeen on the evening of Monday 2nd September. The event, which was called ‘Cycling in the North East – Collisions, Compensation & Civil Law’ was jointly organised by Cycle Law Scotland and Grampian Cycle Partnership in an effort to help provide advice and information for those interested in cycling across the north east. Admission to the event was free and included presentations from representatives of both organisations and an open question-and-answer session where attendees were …

Nestrans to Receive Funding for Transport Appraisal

Jenny Anderson 2019, News

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?

Lucy Johnston 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 …