Volunteer Transport Winners Celebrated

Lucy Johnston2022, News

Winners of the Grampian Volunteer Transport Awards have been announced. Held every two years since 2014, the awards recognise the work conducted by volunteers across the Northeast. The awards are supported by the group of public and third sector organisations involved in delivering the Health & Transport Action Plan, including NHS Grampian, Nestrans, local authorities and others. Joint winners of Volunteer Driver/Escort of the Year were Ken Fairweather of Mearns & Coastal Healthy Living Network and Edith MacDonald of Voluntary Service Aberdeen. Mr Fairweather was recognised for his 20 years …

Transport Minister marks official opening of Aberdeen railway station redevelopment

Lucy Johnston2022, News

Transport Minister Jenny Gilruth today officially opened the recently complete £8million redevelopment of Aberdeen railway station. Ms Gilruth joined Alex Hynes, Scotland’s Railway Managing Director, for the event. The redevelopment project has been delivered by Morrison Construction over two years, with the final stage of work seeing the relocation and refurbishment of the ticket office and first-class lounge. ScotRail said that the relocation of the ticket office and first-class lounge – which can be used by ScotRail, LNER, and Caledonian Sleeper customers – to the main concourse has created an …

Setting the wheels in motion for Aberdeen Rapid Transit

Lucy Johnston2022, News

Today (Thursday, 24 November) marks the launch of a campaign for Aberdeen Rapid Transit (ART), as work progresses on a bid to bring new high-quality, fast and sustainable public transport to North East Scotland. Nestrans, the Regional Transport Partnership for the North East of Scotland, and its partners are working to develop a significantly enhanced public transport offering for Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. Nestrans, Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council and bus operators have a shared vision to deliver a new system that will enable fast, frequent and reliable services; through a …

Call for Nominations for Grampian Volunteer Transport Awards 2022

Lucy Johnston2022, News

Nominations have now been extended until 1st December Nominations have opened for the Grampian Volunteer Transport Awards. Now in their fifth year, the awards celebrate the important work of volunteer drivers and escorts across Grampian. Many individuals and organisations have received recognition for their work since the awards began in 2014. From community bus drivers providing trips for shopping and essential services, to escorts and organisations supporting patients to travel for treatment. The awards are being supported by a variety of partners involved with the delivery of the Grampian wide …

Green credentials come to the fore as £1.4 improvements completed at Ellon Park and Ride

Lucy Johnston2022, News

From Aberdeenshire Council A £1.4million package of improvements has been completed at Ellon Park and Ride. Several years in the making, the much-improved and extended hub features an array of pioneering, low-energy green technology and will sit as a benchmark for future transport facilities. In a UK first, the Ellon Park and Ride features ultra-bright passenger information displays which were designed and installed by Journeo. The three colour digital bus stop flags show live, ‘real-time’ travel information, with the latest LED technology ensuring that the signs are readable both in direct …

Ready2Go Around Inverurie bus initiative extended for a further year

Lucy Johnston2022, News

The Ready2Go Around Inverurie digital demand responsive transport (DDRT) pilot initiative has been extended for a further year. Aberdeenshire Council says a far greater understanding of how enhanced DDRT services operate has been developed during the first 11 months of the service. Continuation of the initial experimental period will provide time for the council’s passenger transport unit to undertake further appraisal of the role of such novel services. The Monday-Saturday Ready2Go Around Inverurie service involves five minibuses operated by Watermill Coaches under contract to the council covering Inverurie and the …

Two public consultations for the A93 and the A947 start today

Jenny Anderson2022

From Aberdeen City Council: Two separate public consultations have started with potential options for improving transport connections on the A93 from Aberdeen to Banchory and the A947 from the A96 junction at Bucksburn to the Parkhill junction on the city bypass (AWPR). The studies, which focus on active travel and public transport connections, continue the ongoing work of Aberdeen City Council and partners to consider means of locking-in benefits of the city bypass on the principal transport corridors linking Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen. Both studies have put several options forward including new …

Vacancy for Transport Officer

Jenny Anderson2022, News

Nestrans (the North East of Scotland Transport Partnership) is one of seven statutory Regional Transport Partnerships (RTPs), with responsibility for the development and implementation of a Regional Transport Strategy (RTS).  Covering the areas of Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Council, our recently approved transport strategy is working towards delivery of a sustainable transport system for the north east of Scotland, contributing to national net-zero carbon targets, alongside a just-transition for the regional economy. The team currently has a vacancy for a transport officer, to support our small executive team in delivery …

New Driver Early Intervention Scheme

Lucy Johnston2022, News

Across North-east Scotland, young and new drivers predominantly in the 17 to 25 age-group, continue to feature prominently in local road casualty statistics. Although far fewer are being injured than was seen a decade ago, the issue remains an ongoing challenge for those organisations charged with reducing road casualties across the North-east. In March 2022, Police Scotland launched its New Driver Early Intervention Scheme (NDEIS) which seeks to engage with young and new drivers about road safety, openly discuss safe road use and ultimately consider a real-life example – in …

Advertisement of the Nestrans Unaudited Annual Accounts 2021/22

Jenny Anderson2022

View the full public advertisement of the Nestrans unaudited annual accounts for 2021/22. The Nestrans Board considered the unaudited annual accounts for 2021/22 when they met on 22 June 2022 (view the June Board reports) and following their approval, the unaudited annual accounts for 2021/22 are now also available to view or can be viewed within the documents section of the Nestrans website within the Statement of Accounts heading