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 …

Nestrans welcomes Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR2) draft findings

Lucy Johnston 2022, News

Earlier today (Thursday, 20 January 2022), the Scottish Government announced the publication of their Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR2). As the Regional Transport Partnership for the North East of Scotland, Nestrans has welcomes the findings: Chair of Nestrans Councillor Sandra Macdonald said, “Along with Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils, Nestrans has significantly contributed to the STPR2 process, promoting the regional interests of the North East. The themes of the national document align with our own Regional Transport Strategy (RTS), and they provide a strong basis for progressing what we want …

Nestrans Board Meeting – 8 December 2021

Lucy Johnston 2021

Today’s Nestrans board meeting was our final meeting of the year. We welcomed a presentation from Neil Leckie, Senior Programme Manager in the Scottish Transport Team at Energy Saving Trust on the work they do. This included how they are supporting low carbon transport projects for businesses and communities across the north east, and Scotland as a whole. The Board also had a report on the policy work from Transport Scotland on decarbonising the Scottish transport sector, and the progression of a regional response. In our rail update, the Board …

Nestrans adopt Regional Transport Strategy

Lucy Johnston 2021, 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 …

Aberdeenshire Council adds 20 new zero-emission vehicles to its fleet

Lucy Johnston 2021, News

Aberdeenshire Council has taken delivery of 20 new zero-emission electric vehicles. Eighteen of the vehicles have been 100% funded by the Scottish Government’s ‘Switched on Fleets’ initiative through Energy Saving Trust and will replace older vehicles within the council’s fleet. The seven Renault Zoe vans, six Vauxhall e-Vivaro and five Vauxhall Corsa-e will be issued to frontline council services ranging from Environmental Health, Property and Social Care. Completing the line-up are two low-entry accessible Mellor e-Orion minibuses. One has been match-funded by Transport Scotland and the other has been fully …

Advertisement of the Nestrans Unaudited Annual Accounts 2020/21

Jenny Anderson 2021

View the full public advertisement of the Nestrans unaudited annual accounts for 2020/21. The Nestrans Board considered the unaudited annual accounts for 2020/21 when they met on 9 June 2021 (view the June Board reports) and following their approval, the unaudited annual accounts for 2020/21 are now also available to view or can be viewed within the documents section of the Nestrans website within the Statement of Accounts heading.

Call for volunteer drivers

Lucy Johnston 2021, News

Could you help transport people to their COVID vaccine appointment? A Grampian-wide call for volunteer community transport drivers to support the COVID vaccination programme has launched today. Community transport is playing a vital role helping those who need help to travel to their COVID vaccination appointments. We are receiving an increasing number of requests for help across Grampian and need more volunteer drivers. The recruitment drive hopes to attract volunteers able to drive their own vehicle. The Royal Voluntary Service will manage volunteers and assist the efforts being made to …

Moving Towards Net Zero and a Cleaner, Greener, Healthier, and Safer City & Shire

Lucy Johnston 2021, News

Organisations across the North East are coming together to showcase walking & cycling projects that are improving how we travel around the area. Nestrans, along with Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire Councils, and NHS Grampian, will be presenting to elected members, local authority officers, and representatives from key partners. The event, ‘Moving Towards Net Zero’, will detail the ongoing and upcoming active and sustainable travel projects that aim to make the area cleaner, greener, healthier, and safer. Topics include the new Regional Transport Strategy, Active Travel Action Plans, the Integrated Towns project, …

Kintore welcomes passengers for the first time in almost 60 years

Lucy Johnston 2020

Kintore re-joined Scotland’s Railway after an absence of 56 years this morning (Thursday, October 15) with the opening of the town’s new station. Providing an interchange between rail and road, the two-platform station is fully accessible with step-free access between platforms via a footbridge with lifts. Built by Network Rail and main contractor BAM Nuttall, the new station has extensive car parking – including disabled and electric charging bays – and bike storage. With 24 of the 168 parking spaces fitted with electric charging points, Kintore station is also now …

Quarter-million-pound boost for improvements to Deeside Way

Lucy Johnston 2020, News

Nestrans has been successful in applying for funding which will allow substantial improvements to be made to one of the region’s favourite walking and cycling routes. £250,000 of support from Sustrans Scotland will fund work that will increase the width of the path along The Deeside Way, supporting safe physical distancing for those using the route. The shared-use path, which is part of National Cycle Network Route 195, connects several communities along its 41 mile length, and serves as a popular active travel route for locals and visitors alike. The …