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 …

CCTV for final set of pedestrian counts on Westburn Road/Hutcheon Street

Lucy Johnston2024, News

Please note that CCTV will be in operation on Westburn Road and Hutcheon Street on Tuesday 20 February 2024. In order to encourage people to make more walking journeys between Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and the City Centre, Aberdeen City Council have installed a number of benches on Westburn Road and Hutcheon Street. Given how hilly this corridor is, these now provide useful resting places for pedestrians, especially those who may have been discouraged from walking between the hospital and the City Centre previously. The benches have been funded by the …

New campaign to encourage changes in how people get around the city centre to tackle climate change

Lucy Johnston2023, News

Early improvements of the bus priority measures include reduction in congestion, improved punctuality and increased passenger numbers Aberdeen’s new bus priority measures are reducing pollution and congestion in the city centre, and slashing journey times by 25% according to the North East Bus Alliance. The alliance says that “more people taking the bus, more often” will make an even bigger difference to emissions given that one double decker bus takes up to 75 cars off the road. The new statistics come as the alliance launches a campaign to encourage people …

£896,000 of improvements started on the Formartine and Buchan Way

Lucy Johnston2023, News

An £896,000 programme of improvements to the historic and popular Formartine and Buchan Way has begun. Once completed, the works – which form a major realignment of the existing National Cycle Network (NCN) – will enable even more people to walk, wheel and cycle, along with equestrian use, from Newmachar to Auchnagatt and beyond. The Formartine and Buchan Way improvements are being supported by funding from the Scottish Government through Sustrans Scotland’s Network Development Fund, delivered in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council. A further £350,000 from Nestrans is also to be …

Largest north east travel study results revealed

Lucy Johnston2023, News

The largest ever study of travel in the north east has shed light on how and why we choose to get around the area. Earlier this year, Nestrans commissioned a Comprehensive Travel Study, talking to over 1,000 residents across the region to gain valuable insights into travel behaviours in the north east. The study aims to develop a better understanding of travel patterns, barriers and identify gaps in knowledge, particularly with regards to equalities and social inclusion impacts. The study has revealed some interesting insights into the travel behaviour of …

Bus Passenger Satisfaction Surveys

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Nestrans, supported by the North East Bus Alliance partners, are conducting a bus passenger satisfaction survey across the north east. This research aims to understand the current bus passenger experience of bus services within both local authority areas of Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. Between Monday 30 October and Sunday 3 December, AECOM will be conduct interviews on behalf of Nestrans with members of the public at specified public transport locations, local town centres and on-street locations across the North East of Scotland. In undertaking the surveys we are looking to …

A million Aberdeen bus passengers experience better journeys thanks to new city centre bus priority

Lucy Johnston2023, News

Almost 600,000 bus passengers a month are now experiencing better journeys because of the new bus priority routes in Aberdeen city centre. Two months on from their introduction, new figures from First Aberdeen and Stagecoach show the bus gates are already delivering measurable benefits for bus passengers across the region. The priority works have been delivered by Aberdeen City Council, funded through the North East Bus Alliance bid to the Scottish Government’s Bus Partnership Fund (BPF). Scottish Transport Minister, Fiona Hyslop, visited Aberdeen today (Tuesday, 24 October) to meet with …

Improvement works to cycle links in West Tullos to begin

Lucy Johnston2023, News

From Aberdeen City Council Construction work to extend the cycle network through West Tullos to Wellington Road will begin on Monday next week (9 October). New cycle facilities will connect Wellington Road with the “Shell Path”, which runs between King George VI Bridge and Abbotswell Road, improving active travel options. Works will include installing cycle tracks alongside footways on Craigshaw Drive and parallel crossings across Abbotswell Road and Craigshaw Drive. Aberdeen City Council Co-leader Councillor Ian Yuill said: “The improvements to cycling links provided by this project will make it …

Advertisement of the Nestrans Unaudited Annual Accounts 2022/23

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View the full public advertisement of the Nestrans unaudited annual accounts for 2022/23 The Nestrans Board considered the unaudited annual accounts for 2022/23 when they met on 21 June 2023 (view the June Board reports) and following their approval, the unaudited annual accounts for 2022/23 are now also available to view or can be viewed within the documents section of the Nestrans website within the Statement of Accounts heading

Update on A90/A952 roads corridor evidence review

Lucy Johnston2023, News

Work to update and strengthen the case for improving transport north of Ellon to Fraserburgh and Peterhead has received backing from the Nestrans board, and the Aberdeen City Region Deal Joint Committee. Commissioned by Nestrans, consultants Stantec have now completed an evidence review of earlier studies on the A90(N) and A952 corridors. The original studies, completed in 2017, looked at ways to address road safety, journey times, and reliability north of Aberdeen. The full evidence review was presented at yesterday’s (Wednesday 21 June) Nestrans board meeting. The review concludes that …