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 …

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

Lucy Johnston 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: www.nestrans.org.uk/biketrial  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, …