Rail stations at Cove and Newtonhill to undergo detailed appraisal

Lucy Johnston2024, News

Potential new rail stations at Cove and Newtonhill are to be examined in more detail as work continues to identify improvements to sustainable travel between Aberdeen and Laurencekirk. The stations are part of a list of five measures selected by regional transport partnership, Nestrans, to undergo a detailed options appraisal. A report on the Aberdeen to Laurencekirk Multi Modal Corridor study was presented to Nestrans board members at their February meeting with discussions on the findings from the Preliminary Options Appraisal. The preliminary appraisal, commissioned in 2023, explored a wide …

Nestrans appoint new board leadership

Lucy Johnston2022, News

Nestrans, the Regional Transport Partnership (RTP) for the North East of Scotland, has appointed Councillor John Crawley as its new Chair. The Chair is supported by two Vice Chairs; Councillor Michael Hutchison of Aberdeen City Council, along with Dr Margaret Bochel, Director of Aurora Planning, and the former Head of Planning and Sustainable Development at Aberdeen City Council. Existing and new members of the board met for the first time yesterday (Wednesday 22 June) to appoint the new leadership following the local government elections in May. As the work of …

Nestrans adopt Regional Transport Strategy

Lucy Johnston2021, News

Nestrans has gained Ministerial approval of the North East’s new Regional Transport Strategy (RTS). The strategy will shape the area’s transport policies and actions for the next 20 years. At the November meeting of the Nestrans Board (10 November) members heard that Transport Minister Graeme Dey has endorsed the strategy. Board members unanimously agreed to formally adopt the Strategy, allowing for delivery plans to be agreed at a future meeting for work following the six key priorities: Improved journey efficiencies to enhance connectivity Zero fatalities on the road network Air …

Progress on ‘Access for All’ at Insch Station

Lucy Johnston2018, 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 …

Nestrans strengthen Board with new appointment

Lucy Johnston2018, News

Nestrans, has strengthened its Board appointing a new non-Councillor Board Member following approval from Scottish Ministers. Following a recruitment period late last year, Nestrans was pleased to appoint Mr. Ian Ross to the position, a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 40 years of experience of working on a wide range of transport and related infrastructure projects in and around the North-east. Mr. Ross, who will join the board for his first meeting this Wednesday (18 April), is a consultant for Fairhurst Consulting Engineers, having worked for the company for a …