Improving accessibility at Insch Rail Station

Louise Calder 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, …

Nestrans to Receive Funding for Transport Appraisal

Jenny Anderson 2019, Uncategorized

Eight communities across Scotland are set to benefit from a share of the Local Rail Development Fund (LRDF) as confirmed by Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, Michael Matheson. The Cabinet Secretary made the announcement during a visit to see progress at the £14.5m Kintore station site, which is being progressed by Transport Scotland and Network Rail, in partnership with Nestrans and Aberdeenshire Council. The station project forms part of the wider £330m Aberdeen – Inverness Improvements project, the latest phase of which has seen the line between Aberdeen …

Can you help influence the long term vision for transport in the North East?

Louise Calder 2019, News

Over the last few months Nestrans has been seeking your input to help shape the next Regional Transport Strategy (RTS) for the north east of Scotland.  The partnership has a statutory duty to produce and deliver an RTS to set the vision and direction for transport in the region for the next 20 years. In May 2019 we launched a consultation website www.nestrans2040.org.uk and since then have made available a range of discussion papers on topics related to the development of the RTS. These discussion papers cover: The affordability of …

Nestrans strengthen Board with new appointment

Louise Calder 2019, News

The North-east’s regional transport partnership, Nestrans, has strengthened its Board by appointing a new non-councillor Board Member following approval from the Cabinet Secretary. Further to a recent recruitment process, Nestrans was pleased to appoint Mr. Colin Allanach to the Board. Mr Allanach is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with a Masters in Business Administration. He has been involved in helping to develop cycling schemes in the north east and was instrumental in the recent establishment of the Grampian Cycling Partnership. The partnership’s aim is to aggregate the views of the cyclists …

Nestrans indicators proves things are on track

Jenny Anderson 2019

Nestrans, the Regional Transport Partnership for the North East of Scotland, have released their monitoring report for 2019. The monitoring report is designed to show progress against the objectives of the Regional Transport Strategy (RTS) which is delivered by Nestrans and its partners. Nestrans Chairman, Councillor Peter Argyle, “We are pleased to see that 19 of our indicators are on target and 15 continue to have some success following on from the 2018 report. As the AWPR has recently opened the benefits are yet to be reflected in improved journey …

Can you help influence the long term vision for transport in the North East?

Louise Calder 2019, News

Nestrans, the Regional Transport Partnership for the North East of Scotland, is looking for your input to help shape the next Regional Transport Strategy (RTS). The partnership has a statutory duty to produce and deliver an RTS to set the vision and direction for transport in the region for the next 20 years. With the opening of the AWPR and some of the essential rail upgrades underway, a significant proportion of the current RTS has been achieved and it feels that the time is right to look ahead to the …

Nestrans welcomes Lee Craigie to Aberdeen

Louise Calder 2019, News

Nestrans were delighted to welcome Lee Craigie, Scotland’s Active Nation Commissioner to Aberdeen today, Tuesday 26th March. Lee is a long-established inspirational figure in the world of cycling, not only as an impressive competitor and endurance rider but also as an advocate for the therapeutic and social aspects of cycling and being outdoors.  Her new role will see Lee act as an official representative for walking, cycling and physical activity and work to keep active travel on the agenda, help to implement and promote the Cycling Action Plan for Scotland …

Do you have the drive to help shape the future of North-east transport strategy?

Louise Calder 2019, News

Nestrans, the Regional Transport Partnership for the North-east of Scotland have today launched their search to find a new member to serve on the Board. Nestrans works with local government representatives and non Councillor members drawn from diverse backgrounds and with different perspectives to take a strategic approach to transport that supports and helps improve the economy, environment and quality of life across Aberdeen City and Shire. A vacancy has arisen for a non-Councillor Board Member and applications are invited from interested individuals with the necessary aptitude, experience and ability …

Volunteer Drivers across Grampian recognised for their vital service

Lucy Johnston 2018, News

Transport volunteers across the North-east have been recognised for their outstanding service, commitment and contribution at the Grampian Volunteer Transport Awards. The awards, which were first established in 2014, highlight the vital support that community transport provides to those who are elderly, isolated or perhaps have mobility or health issues, who may otherwise face difficulty travelling to key services. The ceremony, which took place today (Friday, 9 November) at the Town House in Aberdeen, saw winners recognised under the categories ‘Volunteer Driver of the Year’, ‘Volunteer Escort of the Year’ …