Nestrans Submit ‘Case for Change’ for Accessibility at Insch

Lucy Johnston 2020, News

Nestrans, the Regional Transport Partnership for the North East of Scotland, have written to Transport Scotland for approval to undertake further work on accessibility issues at Insch Rail Station. At their Board meeting next week, Members of the partnership will hear that an ‘Initial Appraisal: Case for Change’ report has been submitted to Transport Scotland, evidencing the longstanding issues at the station. The 128-page report, prepared on behalf of Nestrans by transport consultants AECOM, follows the study undertaken last year which engaged with several stakeholders, including a public consultation event …

Improving accessibility at Insch Rail Station

Lucy Johnston 2019, News

Rail users and the communities of Insch and the surrounding area are being invited along to a public consultation event next Monday (Oct 28) to discuss potential options for improving accessibility at Insch Station. Accessibility issues at the station have been a longstanding concern amongst local residents and the wider community. Insch is the only station in the north east where step-free access to both platforms is not provided, as there is currently no step-free access to Platform 1. Earlier this year, the North East Scotland Regional Transport Partnership, Nestrans, …

Progress on ‘Access for All’ at Insch Station

Lucy Johnston 2018, News

Work to outline options for improving access to Insch railway station for people with mobility issues will get underway as funding for the project is secured by regional transport partnership Nestrans. The appraisal study, which will assess options for improving access to the south (west-bound) platform at Insch, will be commissioned later this year. A contribution of £25,000 to the cost of the detailed study was recently granted by the Scottish Government’s Local Rail Development Fund following a successful bid from Nestrans who will fund the remaining costs of the …