Two public consultations into improving transport connections on the A92 and the A944 have started

Lucy Johnston 2022, News

From Aberdeen City Council: Two separate public consultations have started to help the process of identifying options for improving transport connections on the A92 from Bridge of Dee to Bridge of Don and the A944 Aberdeen to Westhill. The studies, which focus on active travel and public transport connections, continue the ongoing work of Aberdeen City Council and partners to consider means of locking-in benefits of the city bypass (AWPR) on the principal transport corridors linking Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen. The A92 corridor (Anderson Drive and the Parkway) between Bridge of Don and Bridge …

Consultation starts for street improvements to Ashgrove Road

Lucy Johnston 2022, News

From Aberdeen City Council: People living or working near Ashgrove Road and Ashgrove Road West are being asked to take part in a consultation which could lead to street improvements for the area. The Ashgrove Connections project, being delivered by Aberdeen City Council and paid by the North-east transport organisation Nestrans, comprises stakeholder engagement and a public survey which will help define priorities and shape how the project develops. It will initially investigate what improvements could and should be made to the streets and is aimed at enabling people to choose …

Bus Partnership Fund Programme update

Lucy Johnston 2022, News

From Aberdeen City Council Progress is continuing in nine workstreams including corridor studies which will help to unlock the benefits of the Aberdeen bypass (AWPR), a committee heard today. The city growth and resources committee approved an update on the workstreams for the Bus Partnership Fund Programme and that quarterly updates will be provided to future committees. The work being carried out by the programme includes A90 Ellon to Garthdee corridor, the A96 Inverurie to Aberdeen corridor, the A944/A9119 Westhill to Aberdeen corridor, the A92 Stonehaven to Aberdeen corridor, the …

Young Persons’ Free Bus Travel

Lucy Johnston 2022, News

From today, 31 January 2021, nearly a million 5–21 year olds living in Scotland are be eligible for free bus travel. Children and young people need a new or replacement National Entitlement Card (NEC) or Young Scot National Entitlement Card (Young Scot NEC) before they can travel by bus for free. Children under 5 years old will continue to travel for free by bus and don’t need a card. Find out more: Young Persons’ Free Bus Travel Scheme | Transport Scotland

Public asked for feedback on travelling between Aberdeen and Laurencekirk

Lucy Johnston 2021, News

A new survey has launched today (Monday 20 September) to study transport problems and opportunities between Aberdeen and Laurencekirk. Nestrans is looking to identify options that will encourage more people to travel in a sustainable way along the corridor; be it walking, cycling, or using public transport. An online survey will be open for four weeks from Monday 20th September until Monday 18th October 2021. The study is being funded by Transport Scotland’s Local Rail Development Fund. It will investigate rail options, including the potential for new stations south of …

12 million-pound investment secured to transform public transport in the North East

Lucy Johnston 2021, News

The North East of Scotland Bus Alliance has been successful in its bid for £12 million from Transport Scotland’s Bus Partnership Fund. The ambitious proposals have been developed with the vision to significantly transform public transport provision in the North East. The success of the bid means that early work can begin on the development of an Aberdeen Rapid Transit system, as well as delivering significant bus priority in the city centre, and on key routes into the city. Funding will be used to develop, the business cases and designs …


Lucy Johnston 2021

The world’s first fleet of double decker hydrogen buses is being officially launched into service tomorrow in Aberdeen. Run by First Bus – Scotland’s largest bus operator – in a project led by Aberdeen City Council, the hydrogen buses represent a major step forward in reducing climate change, as cities across the world witness how far innovation in the transport industry has come. The zero-emission fleet emits nothing more than water from its exhausts as the fuel is made from just wind and water. Furthermore, plans are in place for Aberdeen …

Park & Ride figures on the increase

Lucy Johnston 2019, News

The number of cars using Park & Ride sites across the region is on the increase, according to the latest figures from Nestrans. Members of the North East’s Regional Transport Partnership heard that over 440 drivers per day are making use of bus-based Park & Ride sites in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire, an increase of 6.8% on last year’s numbers. The figures come after Nestrans completed its annual patronage spot-surveys across the five bus Park & Ride sites (Bridge of Don, Ellon, Kingswells, Craibstone and Newtonhill). The data collected was …

Bus service 727 goes 24/7

Lucy Johnston 2019, News

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 …