Do you have the drive to help shape the future of North-east transport strategy?

Louise Calder 2019, News

Nestrans, the Regional Transport Partnership for the North-east of Scotland have today launched their search to find a new member to serve on the Board. Nestrans works with local government representatives and non Councillor members drawn from diverse backgrounds and with different perspectives to take a strategic approach to transport that supports and helps improve the economy, environment and quality of life across Aberdeen City and Shire. A vacancy has arisen for a non-Councillor Board Member and applications are invited from interested individuals with the necessary aptitude, experience and ability …

Community Planning Aberdeen reaffirms commitment to citizens

Louise Calder 2019, News

The refreshed Aberdeen City Local Outcome Improvement Plan (LOIP) 2016-26 has been formally approved by the Board of Community Planning Aberdeen today (Tuesday 26 February 2019). Launched in 2016, the Local Outcome Improvement Plan 2016-26 identifies how Community Planning Aberdeen – a multi-agency partnership – will work together to ensure Aberdeen is a place where all people can prosper, regardless of their background or circumstances. The refreshed LOIP has been structured around three strategic themes of Economy, Place and People (children and young people; adults) and key aspirations which the …

New timetable brings increased rail options for north east travellers

Nikki Laird 2018, News

New rail services between Aberdeen and Montrose are increasing flexibility for travellers in the north-east of Scotland by offering more than 5,000 additional seats on a daily basis. The winter 2018 timetable launched by Scotrail on Sunday (Sun, Dec 9) has increased daily services available at Montrose, Laurencekirk, Stonehaven and Portlethen. These include a new hourly service between Aberdeen and Montrose, calling at each of these stations. The timetable is the first phase of a new Aberdeen cross rail service which will run to Inverurie by the end of 2019 …

Volunteer Drivers across Grampian recognised for their vital service

Lucy Johnston 2018, News

Transport volunteers across the North-east have been recognised for their outstanding service, commitment and contribution at the Grampian Volunteer Transport Awards. The awards, which were first established in 2014, highlight the vital support that community transport provides to those who are elderly, isolated or perhaps have mobility or health issues, who may otherwise face difficulty travelling to key services. The ceremony, which took place today (Friday, 9 November) at the Town House in Aberdeen, saw winners recognised under the categories ‘Volunteer Driver of the Year’, ‘Volunteer Escort of the Year’ …

Excellence award for health and social care transport information service

Lucy Johnston 2018, News

The work of a local project that supports people across the north east who are travelling to health and social care appointments has been recognised with a national award. The Transport to Healthcare Information Centre (THInC) project recently received a Bronze award at the COSLA Excellence Awards, which celebrate the best in Scottish Local Government and their quality of service to the public. The THInC project has continually sought to improve and expand since its inception over five years ago, when it launched with an innovative phone service to inform …

Options unveiled for proposals for new cross-city connections

Lucy Johnston 2018, News

News Release from Aberdeen City Council: Plans were today unveiled for the potential public transport and active travel options for Aberdeen cross-city connections. Nine public transport options, and a range of active travel connections are being considered as part of a study to examine transport connectivity to from the new development sites and identify appropriate transport infrastructure and connectivity improvements. The focus of the study is to examine transport connections between new and existing areas of development on the periphery of Aberdeen, and in areas of Aberdeenshire close to the …

A96 dualling East of Huntly to Aberdeen options

Lucy Johnston 2018, News

News Release from Transport Scotland: Options that include the existing A96 Inverurie Bypass and the offline southern route between east of Huntly and Blackburn, which passes through the Bennachie Special Landscape Area, are amongst the options that have been removed following initial design and assessment work and also drawing on the feedback received to date. Starting today in Inverurie, local communities and road users will get the chance to see and comment on the options being taken forward for further design as we look to identify a preferred route option …

ScotRail reaches another milestone with timetable improvements

Lucy Johnston 2018, News

News Release from ScotRail: Timetable improvements to be introduced from December will see ScotRail reach another milestone as it builds the best railway Scotland has ever had, the operator said today. Announcing the changes to its timetable from 9 December 2018, ScotRail said it will deliver faster journeys, more seats, and more services for its customers. The introduction of high-speed trains and brand-new class 385 electric trains, as well as major infrastructure improvements like the electrification of the Stirling-Dunblane-Alloa route, will enable the delivery of the enhanced timetable. Some of …

Notification of Rail Works impacting Aberdeen – Glasgow Services (14-21 Oct)

Lucy Johnston 2018, News

From ScotRail: As part of Network Rail’s electrification works, the line between Dunblane and Larbert will be closed from Sunday, 14 October until Sunday, 21 October. The line will reopen for business on the morning of Monday, 22 October. Please note that as part of this work, services between Aberdeen and Glasgow will be impacted, amongst others: From 14 October 2018 until 21 October 2018, trains operate between Perth and Aberdeen, with replacement buses running between Perth and Falkirk Grahamston. Direct buses will also operate between Glasgow and Perth, calling …

North-east cycling conference puts new partnership into gear

Lucy Johnston 2018, News

Around 150 keen and budding cyclists gathered together in Aberdeen on Wednesday (Wed, Sep 26) evening to discuss the development of a new group which will represent cycling interests across Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Moray. Organised by Nestrans and hosted at RGU, the event, “Cycling in the North East – Moving Forward Together” brought together the area’s cycling community to give a collective voice for all cyclists. The evening featured presentations from organisations including national cycling charities Sustrans Scotland and Cycling UK; Police Scotland, and Aberdeen cycle campaigner Rachel Martin. …