Road safety group urges road users to think about motorcyclists for “Safer September”

Lucy Johnston2018, News

With autumn now here, Road Safety North East Scotland (RSNES) is urging all road users to think about motorcycle road safety, as the traditional riding season draws to a close. For many motorcyclists September is one of the final months when their machines will see regular use on the road – poorer weather and reduced daylight hours towards the end of the year means many motorcycles see limited use until spring returns. Statistics show September produced the highest monthly total of north east motorcycle casualties during the ten-year period between …

HTAP Annual Report 2017/18

Lucy Johnston2018

Partnership working across Grampian in the health, social care and transport sectors has continued to strengthen this past year, the new Health & Transport Action Plan (HTAP) Annual Report outlines. The Nestrans Board today (Wednesday, 20 June 2018) has approved for the report be presented to the three Community Planning Partnership Boards within Grampian. The recently published review for 2017/18 covers the collective work undertaken by partners across the region including NHS Grampian, Nestrans, the Scottish Ambulance Service, Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Moray Councils, the three Health & Social Care …

Major work to double-track railway between Aberdeen and Dyce set to begin

Lucy Johnston2018, News

Network Rail engineers will be working around-the-clock from mid-May to deliver a multi-million-pound upgrade to the railway between Aberdeen and Dyce. From May 12 to August 20 2018, the line between Aberdeen and Dyce will be closed to allow engineers to double the track through the area and carryout bridge upgrades and signalling enhancements. During the 14-week closure, hundreds of engineers will work thousands of hours laying a total of 12 miles of rail over 20,000 sleepers and replacing or refurbishing five bridges on the line. The work is part …

Haudagain bidders shortlist named

Lucy Johnston2018, News

Press Release from Transport Scotland Two bidders to compete for £18 million contract Transport Scotland has announced that two bidders will be competing to deliver the A90/A96 Haudagain Improvement project in Aberdeen. The two shortlisted bidders are Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering Ltd and Farrans Construction. This next stage of procurement will see the two bidders enter into a period of competitive dialogue. The contract for delivering these key improvements is estimated to be worth £18m approximately and involves the construction of around 500m of new dual carriageway connecting the A90 North …

Latest stage of Aberdeen-Inverness Improvement Project to take place

Lucy Johnston2018

Press release from ScotRail Alliance The ScotRail Alliance has published details of the latest upgrade works to be carried out between Aberdeen and Inverness. As part of the multi-million-pound upgrade, a 14-week line closure between Aberdeen and Dyce will be in place from 12 May 2018 to allow major improvement works to take place. Bus replacement services will be in operation to keep customers moving between Aberdeen and Dyce during the upgrade work. Further details of the replacement bus timetable will be published closer to the time. Preparation work will …

Vacancy for Cycling Development Officer

Lucy Johnston2017, News

A continuing partnership initiative between the north-east transport partnership Nestrans and sustainable transport body Sustrans Scotland, a vacancy is currently being advertised for a cycling development officer for the north-east. The aim of the role is to help deliver a comprehensive, coherent and high quality active travel network for the north-east. The successful applicant will work in a small team in Aberdeen, making a real contribution to sustainable transport by helping to develop and deliver cycling networks and initiatives in the region. The appointment of a full time dedicated officer …

Review of car parking to be held across Aberdeen

Lucy Johnston2017, News

News release from Aberdeen City Council The opinions of people from across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire are being sought as part of a review of car parking in Aberdeen by the City Council. The Strategic Car Parking Review is being held to examine how the existing car parking in the public and private sectors fits in with the region’s aims for the economy, people’s social and working lives, and our environment. The Review will also look at how well the current provision of on and off-street parking fits with the City …

Multi-million pound contract awarded for A96 Dualling

Lucy Johnston2017, News

Transport Scotland today (Monday, 26 June) announced the intention to award a contract worth up to £50 million, to carry out route option assessment and detailed design work for dualling the 26-mile eastern section of the A96 between east of Huntly and Aberdeen. Subject to the mandatory standstill period, Amey Arup Joint Venture will start design work on the project next month. Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work, Keith Brown said: “We are fully committed to dualling the A96, some 86 miles of upgraded road between Inverness and Aberdeen, …