Nestrans submit bid for funding to investigate new station sites

Louise Calder 2019, News, Uncategorized

Nestrans have submitted a bid for funding to study the potential for new station sites in the south of Aberdeen. The bid, submitted to Scottish Government’s Local Rail Development Fund, would also help to consider the potential for optimising a local Cross-Aberdeen Rail Service.   Councillor Peter Argyle, Nestrans Chair, “If we are successful in our bid it would allow us to investigate suitable locations for potential new stations in Cove, Altens and Newtonhill as well as other options. The proposed project seeks to improve access to the rail network, …

New timetable brings increased rail options for north east travellers

Nikki Laird 2018, News

New rail services between Aberdeen and Montrose are increasing flexibility for travellers in the north-east of Scotland by offering more than 5,000 additional seats on a daily basis. The winter 2018 timetable launched by Scotrail on Sunday (Sun, Dec 9) has increased daily services available at Montrose, Laurencekirk, Stonehaven and Portlethen. These include a new hourly service between Aberdeen and Montrose, calling at each of these stations. The timetable is the first phase of a new Aberdeen cross rail service which will run to Inverurie by the end of 2019 …

Progress on ‘Access for All’ at Insch Station

Lucy Johnston 2018, News

Work to outline options for improving access to Insch railway station for people with mobility issues will get underway as funding for the project is secured by regional transport partnership Nestrans. The appraisal study, which will assess options for improving access to the south (west-bound) platform at Insch, will be commissioned later this year. A contribution of £25,000 to the cost of the detailed study was recently granted by the Scottish Government’s Local Rail Development Fund following a successful bid from Nestrans who will fund the remaining costs of the …

Major work to double-track railway between Aberdeen and Dyce set to begin

Lucy Johnston 2018, News

Network Rail engineers will be working around-the-clock from mid-May to deliver a multi-million-pound upgrade to the railway between Aberdeen and Dyce. From May 12 to August 20 2018, the line between Aberdeen and Dyce will be closed to allow engineers to double the track through the area and carryout bridge upgrades and signalling enhancements. During the 14-week closure, hundreds of engineers will work thousands of hours laying a total of 12 miles of rail over 20,000 sleepers and replacing or refurbishing five bridges on the line. The work is part …

Plans for Kintore Station to go on display

Lucy Johnston 2018, News

Plans for infrastructure which will support the forthcoming railway station at Kintore will go on display to the public next week, ahead of the project reaching a major milestone in the coming month when a formal planning application is submitted. A pre-application exhibition will be held next Wednesday (14 March) in Kintore, giving members of the public and stakeholders the opportunity to drop-in and find out more about the project. Proposed plans for the development of the car park, access road and transport interchange will be on display with officers …

Latest stage of Aberdeen-Inverness Improvement Project to take place

Lucy Johnston 2018

Press release from ScotRail Alliance The ScotRail Alliance has published details of the latest upgrade works to be carried out between Aberdeen and Inverness. As part of the multi-million-pound upgrade, a 14-week line closure between Aberdeen and Dyce will be in place from 12 May 2018 to allow major improvement works to take place. Bus replacement services will be in operation to keep customers moving between Aberdeen and Dyce during the upgrade work. Further details of the replacement bus timetable will be published closer to the time. Preparation work will …