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 …

Funding secured for Denburn Restoration Project

Lucy Johnston2023, News

From Aberdeen City Council Plans are to be drawn up to make an ancient stream flowing through the heart of Aberdeen more accessible to residents. The estimated £2.1 million Denburn Restoration project – covering approximately a 1.5 mile stretch from Maidencraig to King’s Gate in the west of the city – would also enhance the wetland habitat and increase biodiversity. Aberdeen City Council’s Net Zero, Environment and Transport Committee agreed today to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), allowing detailed design work to start. …

Celebrating the launch of north east bike recycling and reuse scheme

Lucy Johnston2023, News

A new bike recycling, repair and reuse project will see thousands of unwanted bikes across the north east saved from scrap and instead given a new lease of life in support of local people and causes.    Launching this weekend, on Saturday, 10th June, is a network of local partners known collectively as ‘CycleHub.Org’ that will transform old, donated bikes into refurbished models ready for resale for worthy causes.    Over the past year, Regional Transport Partnership Nestrans, has been working alongside two local charities; Stella’s Voice and Gordon Rural …

Completion of Stonehaven Wayfinding Project improves travel experience around the town centre

Lucy Johnston2023, News

Passengers arriving at Stonehaven train station will have an easier time finding their way to the town centre, thanks to the completion of new signage and an upgraded bus shelter. The Stonehaven Wayfinding project, led by Nestrans and Aberdeenshire Council, has improved the experience for visitors who walk, cycle or take the bus between the station and local attractions. Identified following ScotRail’s Station Travel Plan, the project sought to improve signage around the station, as well as improving the interchange between bus and train. It expands on the existing work …

Nestrans’ Board considering next steps for Aberdeen Rapid Transit

Lucy Johnston2023, News

The Nestrans Board is set to discuss advancing efforts to deliver a step-change in public transport for the North East, in order to support a more connected, inclusive, sustainable and energised region.    Technical work has been ongoing to develop a detailed appraisal of options for Aberdeen Rapid Transit (ART). The work, funded by Transport Scotland’s Bus Partnership Fund (BPF), is an early step in the process for the development of ART and the findings will be presented in a report to Nestrans’ Board on 12th April 2023.      Aberdeen …

Public consultation to start for public transport and active travel connections from Ellon to Garthdee

Lucy Johnston2023, News

From Aberdeen City Council People are being asked to take part in online or in-person public consultation for potential options for improving transport connections from the Park and Ride in Ellon to the Garthdee Road corridor in Aberdeen. The consultation is part of the Ellon P&R – Garthdee Transport Corridor study which has a particular focus on active travel and public transport connections and is taking a holistic approach by examining both northbound and southbound movements on the corridor to identify interventions with demonstrable benefits. The study will recognise development …

Transport Minister marks official opening of Aberdeen railway station redevelopment

Lucy Johnston2022, News

Transport Minister Jenny Gilruth today officially opened the recently complete £8million redevelopment of Aberdeen railway station. Ms Gilruth joined Alex Hynes, Scotland’s Railway Managing Director, for the event. The redevelopment project has been delivered by Morrison Construction over two years, with the final stage of work seeing the relocation and refurbishment of the ticket office and first-class lounge. ScotRail said that the relocation of the ticket office and first-class lounge – which can be used by ScotRail, LNER, and Caledonian Sleeper customers – to the main concourse has created an …