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 …

People asked to keep up the fantastic walking and cycling habits from lockdown

Lucy Johnston2020, News

A campaign was launched today to encourage people across the North-east to ‘keep it up’ with the good walking, cycling and wheeling habits from lockdown. Both cycling and walking increased by huge percentages in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, including an overall 85% rise in walking and cycling in the city. The City and Shire Councils and transport partnership Nestrans are banding together to encourage residents across the region to keep on cycling and walking as much as possible rather than driving as it’s good for people’s health and bank balances, good for …

Park & Ride figures on the increase

Lucy Johnston2019, News

The number of cars using Park & Ride sites across the region is on the increase, according to the latest figures from Nestrans. Members of the North East’s Regional Transport Partnership heard that over 440 drivers per day are making use of bus-based Park & Ride sites in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire, an increase of 6.8% on last year’s numbers. The figures come after Nestrans completed its annual patronage spot-surveys across the five bus Park & Ride sites (Bridge of Don, Ellon, Kingswells, Craibstone and Newtonhill). The data collected was …