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

Jon Barron Uncategorized

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, 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 …

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, …

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 …

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.  

Scheme to support older drivers launched in north east

Lucy Johnston Uncategorized

A new road safety initiative has started in north east Scotland, aimed at supporting older drivers. Older drivers (65+) have been identified as a Priority Focus Area in the Scottish Government’s national Road Safety Framework; the related outcome seeks to ‘increase awareness, knowledge and capability of older drivers, and their families, to make informed choices about safe driving.’ Data obtained recently from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency reveals there are over 75,000 people aged 65 years and over who hold a driving licence resident in north-east Scotland (Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire …