Capital Programme

Nestrans has been awarded £2.15 million in 2019-20 by Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils to fund strategic transport improvements across the region. This is supplemented by an agreed delayed draw down in funding from 2018/19 of £3 million.


The funding is being allocated to:

Rail – £2,736,500

  • Contribution towards the construction of the new railway station and car park at Kintore.
  • Consultancy study to assess options for improving access at Insch station.
  • Working with ACC and ScotRail to develop proposals for a car park extension at Dyce station.

Strategic Road Capacity Improvements – £372,261

  • AWPR signage for Aberdeenshire.
  • Traffic signal monitoring and control upgrade.
  • Digital communications migration.

Strategic Road Safety Improvements – £319,936

  • A947 Road Safety Improvements.
  • IRAP Studies on Strategic Corridors on the A98, A952, A93 and A944.
  • Motorcycle initiatives, contributions to the implementation of interactive warning signs on A93 and A939.
  • A947 Minor Road Safety Improvements.
  • A944 / B993 to A97 road studs.
  • A97 / A944 to Formartine road studs.

Strategic Road Prioritised Maintenance – £49,000

Union Street strategic bus lanes.

Bus Improvements – £755,680

  • Improvements at Ellon Park & Ride.
  • Bus stop accessibility Phase 2 (provision of raised kerbs at bus stops).
  • Contribution to A93 Crathes mini interchange hub.
  • Aberdeen City and Shire joint bus stop information initiative.
  • Contribution to Oldmeldrum interchange hub.
  • New e-scheduling system for AC Public Transport Unit.

Walking and Cycling – £772,832

Contributions and work on a variety of projects including:

  • Maconochie Rd, Fraserburgh.
  • A98 Shore St, Macduff Phase 2 footway reconstruction.
  • A944 Aberdeen Rd, Alford footway reconstruction.
  • Junction alterations LIB detailed design A90/Langstracht and A90/Broomhill.
  • Craigshaw Dr cycle route design development.
  • Farburn Terr/Wellheads Cycle Link design.
  • Toucan at Murcar – design.

Carbon reduction and Air Quality – £45,000

EV charge points in Aberdeenshire.

Various – £92,064

Fraserburgh/Peterhead to Aberdeen Strategic Transport Study to STAG part 2 assessment.

Roads Hierarchy review.