Kintore welcomes passengers for the first time in almost 60 years

Nikki Laird 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 …

Advertisement of the Nestrans Unaudited Annual Accounts 2019/20

Jenny Anderson 2020, News

The full public advertisement of the Nestrans unaudited annual accounts for 2019/20 can be viewed here.  The Nestrans Board  considered the unaudited annual accounts for 2019/20 when they met on 24 June 2020 (the June Board reports can be viewed here) and following their approval, the unaudited annual accounts for 2019/20 are now also available to view here or within the documents section of the Nestrans website within the Statement of Accounts heading.

New physical distancing measures to make city centre safe

Nikki Laird 2020, News

Press release from Aberdeen City Council: As part of the Council’s response to Phase 1 of the Scottish Government’s Route Map for easing COVID-19 restrictions, we are working with partners, including NHS Grampian, to allow activity to safely resume in the city centre. Work is starting tomorrow (Saturday 30 May) on widening pavements to allow for better physical distancing for pedestrians. Aberdeen City Council was awarded a £1.76 million grant on Monday (25 May) from the Scottish Government’s Spaces for People fund to carry out the temporary works which helps …

Social distancing plans for city streets to support the NHS are given the go-ahead

Lucy Johnston 2020, News

From Aberdeen City Council: An ambitious plan by Aberdeen City Council to allow for social distancing in city streets to help ensure the safe emergence from the coronavirus lockdown was today awarded a £1.76million grant from the Scottish Government’s Spaces for People fund. The grant will pay/go towards a roll out of temporary measures to allow people to walk, cycle, and queue for buses and shopping while adhering to social distancing guidance. Measures taking place include pedestrianisation, pavement widening, temporary bike lanes, and one-way walking systems and work will start …

City centre businesses offered free trials of electric cargo bikes

Lucy Johnston 2020, News

Apply now at:  Businesses based in Aberdeen city centre which are looking to bolster their sustainability credentials can now apply for a free trial of an electric cargo bike. Nestrans, the North East Transport Scotland Transport Partnership, is making six e-cargo bikes available for a free trial of up to one year. The trials will allow organisations to test a means of transport which could not only benefit their business but would also contribute to improved air quality and reduced congestion in the city centre. Whether it’s carrying equipment, …

AWPR first anniversary

Lucy Johnston 2020, News

News release from Transport Scotland: Transport Scotland has released a data snapshot on the first anniversary of the AWPR fully opening to traffic (19 February) indicating that HGV traffic has significantly reduced on the A92 (*previously the A90) since the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project fully opened to traffic. Depending on the location, HGV traffic along the A92 corridor through Aberdeen has reduced between 49 per cent and 61 per cent when comparing January to June 2019 data with comparable 2014 data. This reduction is greater than …

Business Breakfast – Dyce Travel Plan

Lucy Johnston 2020, News

The Dyce Travel Plan looks at ways to promote sustainable forms of transport to and from the Dyce area. Join us for our free Business Breakfast event on Thursday 16th January, 7-9am, at The Marriott Hotel to learn more about the Travel Plan, the future of transport in and around Dyce and what options and support are available to you should you wish to change your travel behaviour. Aberdeen City Council wants to better understand commuting movements of those working in the Dyce area and encourage businesses to collaborate and encourage sustainable …

Nestrans appoint new Director

Lucy Johnston 2019

Nestrans, the North East of Scotland Transport Partnership, has appointed a new Director, following the December meeting of the Board. Members of the Board’s Appointments Committee were pleased to appoint Mr Rab Dickson to the post, following the retirement of Mr Derick Murray in August. Mr Dickson takes on the role with a wealth of experience and expertise, having worked as Nestrans’ Transport Strategy Manager since the partnership’s inception in 2006, following a 10-year period as Head of Transportation at Aberdeen City Council.