Setting the wheels in motion for Aberdeen Rapid Transit

Lucy Johnston2022, News

Today (Thursday, 24 November) marks the launch of a campaign for Aberdeen Rapid Transit (ART), as work progresses on a bid to bring new high-quality, fast and sustainable public transport to North East Scotland. Nestrans, the Regional Transport Partnership for the North East of Scotland, and its partners are working to develop a significantly enhanced public transport offering for Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. Nestrans, Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council and bus operators have a shared vision to deliver a new system that will enable fast, frequent and reliable services; through a …

Green credentials come to the fore as £1.4 improvements completed at Ellon Park and Ride

Lucy Johnston2022, News

From Aberdeenshire Council A £1.4million package of improvements has been completed at Ellon Park and Ride. Several years in the making, the much-improved and extended hub features an array of pioneering, low-energy green technology and will sit as a benchmark for future transport facilities. In a UK first, the Ellon Park and Ride features ultra-bright passenger information displays which were designed and installed by Journeo. The three colour digital bus stop flags show live, ‘real-time’ travel information, with the latest LED technology ensuring that the signs are readable both in direct …

Ready2Go Around Inverurie bus initiative extended for a further year

Lucy Johnston2022, News

The Ready2Go Around Inverurie digital demand responsive transport (DDRT) pilot initiative has been extended for a further year. Aberdeenshire Council says a far greater understanding of how enhanced DDRT services operate has been developed during the first 11 months of the service. Continuation of the initial experimental period will provide time for the council’s passenger transport unit to undertake further appraisal of the role of such novel services. The Monday-Saturday Ready2Go Around Inverurie service involves five minibuses operated by Watermill Coaches under contract to the council covering Inverurie and the …

Advertisement of the Nestrans Unaudited Annual Accounts 2021/22

Jenny Anderson2022

View the full public advertisement of the Nestrans unaudited annual accounts for 2021/22. The Nestrans Board considered the unaudited annual accounts for 2021/22 when they met on 22 June 2022 (view the June Board reports) and following their approval, the unaudited annual accounts for 2021/22 are now also available to view or can be viewed within the documents section of the Nestrans website within the Statement of Accounts heading

Second public consultation for street improvements to Ashgrove Road

Lucy Johnston2022, News

From Aberdeen City Council: People living or working near Ashgrove Road and Ashgrove Road West are being asked to take part in a second in-person and online consultation which could lead to street improvements for the area. The next stage of Ashgrove Connects project, being delivered by Aberdeen City Council and paid by the North-east transport organisation Nestrans, comprises a consultation at Cornhill Library and online as well as a webinar and local drop-in sessions, which will help define priorities and shape how the project develops. The Ashgrove Connects project …

Consultation starts for street improvements to Ashgrove Road

Lucy Johnston2022, 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 Johnston2022, 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 Johnston2021

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 Johnston2021, 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 Johnston2021, 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 …