On the 2nd July 2014, the first North East Rail Forum meeting took place. Attendees included representatives Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council, Nestrans, First Scotrail, Network Rail, Transport Scotland and Scottish Association for Public Transport. The event covered four key areas:
Setting the scene: Nestrans’ Rail Action Plan and aspirations for the north-east
First ScotRail: the immediate and short term opportunities in the north-east
Network Rail: Scottish Stations Fund, Aberdeen- Inverness upgrade, East Coast and other potential rail improvements in the region.