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 …

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 …