Councillor Alan Turner appointed as chair of Nestrans

Lucy Johnston2023, News

Councillor Alan Turner has been appointed as the new chair of Nestrans. The chair will lead the Regional Transport Partnership, as work continues to deliver the 20-year vision for travel in the north east. Councillor Turner is a member of Aberdeenshire Council representing Stonehaven and Lower Deeside and serves as chair of the council’s Infrastructure Services Committee. The new chair was appointed last week (Wednesday 20 September) at the September meeting of the Nestrans board. Speaking after his appointment, Councillor Turner said, “I’m delighted to take up the position as …

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 …

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 …

Kintore welcomes passengers for the first time in almost 60 years

Lucy Johnston2020

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 …

Business Breakfast – Dyce Travel Plan

Lucy Johnston2020, News

The Dyce Travel Plan looks at ways to promote sustainable forms of transport to and from the Dyce area. Join us for our free Business Breakfast event on Thursday 16th January, 7-9am, at The Marriott Hotel to learn more about the Travel Plan, the future of transport in and around Dyce and what options and support are available to you should you wish to change your travel behaviour. Aberdeen City Council wants to better understand commuting movements of those working in the Dyce area and encourage businesses to collaborate and encourage sustainable …

New timetable brings increased rail options for north east travellers

Lucy Johnston2018, 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 …

ScotRail reaches another milestone with timetable improvements

Lucy Johnston2018, News

News Release from ScotRail: Timetable improvements to be introduced from December will see ScotRail reach another milestone as it builds the best railway Scotland has ever had, the operator said today. Announcing the changes to its timetable from 9 December 2018, ScotRail said it will deliver faster journeys, more seats, and more services for its customers. The introduction of high-speed trains and brand-new class 385 electric trains, as well as major infrastructure improvements like the electrification of the Stirling-Dunblane-Alloa route, will enable the delivery of the enhanced timetable. Some of …

Notification of Rail Works impacting Aberdeen – Glasgow Services (14-21 Oct)

Lucy Johnston2018, News

From ScotRail: As part of Network Rail’s electrification works, the line between Dunblane and Larbert will be closed from Sunday, 14 October until Sunday, 21 October. The line will reopen for business on the morning of Monday, 22 October. Please note that as part of this work, services between Aberdeen and Glasgow will be impacted, amongst others: From 14 October 2018 until 21 October 2018, trains operate between Perth and Aberdeen, with replacement buses running between Perth and Falkirk Grahamston. Direct buses will also operate between Glasgow and Perth, calling …

Old and new to sit side by side at Kintore Station

Lucy Johnston2018, News

A historic bench that once formed part of the original Kintore railway station is to be restored to its former glory as part of the development of the forthcoming new station. The bench, which would have been used by many a passenger at the old station before its closure in 1964, was recently discovered at auction and has now been secured for the project by Aberdeenshire Council and regional transport partnership Nestrans. It is hoped that following its refurbishment the bench will form part of the new station, providing a …