A96 consultation underway

Jenny Anderson 2022, News

From Transport Scotland: An online consultation starting today (12 May) is seeking views on existing issues along the A96 corridor, and the kind of opportunities that could be realised in the future.  Transport Scotland is seeking a better understanding of how the A96 corridor is used, particularly given the changes to everyone’s lives due to Covid-19 pandemic, and the extent to which the climate emergency makes a difference to how people travel on the A96 in the future. This initial consultation is in the form of a digital survey supported …

Nestrans Board Meeting – 8 December 2021

Lucy Johnston 2021

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 …

12 million-pound investment secured to transform public transport in the North East

Lucy Johnston 2021, News

The North East of Scotland Bus Alliance has been successful in its bid for £12 million from Transport Scotland’s Bus Partnership Fund. The ambitious proposals have been developed with the vision to significantly transform public transport provision in the North East. The success of the bid means that early work can begin on the development of an Aberdeen Rapid Transit system, as well as delivering significant bus priority in the city centre, and on key routes into the city. Funding will be used to develop, the business cases and designs …

Kintore welcomes passengers for the first time in almost 60 years

Lucy Johnston 2020

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 …

A92/A96 Haudagain Junction Improvement – next phase to get underway

Lucy Johnston 2020, News

From Transport Scotland: Farrans Construction, the contractor for the A92/A96 Haudagain Junction Improvement for Transport Scotland will soon begin the next phase of delivery with the construction of two key junctions. These junctions will, upon project completion, connect the new link road to the existing A96 and A92, enabling road users to bypass the Haudagain Roundabout. Road users are advised that during this phase of the works there will be a number of traffic restrictions in place on the A92 and A96 in the vicinity of the Haudagain Roundabout for …

Weekend lane closures on A92 North Anderson Drive

Lucy Johnston 2020, News

From Transport Scotland: A92 road users are advised that there will be one lane closed in both directions on the A92 North Anderson Drive at the Haudagain Roundabout for four consecutive weekends beginning Friday 24 July. The lane closures will commence at 7 pm each Friday evening until 7 am each Monday morning, to allow continuous 24 hour working during these periods. In addition, during this period, one lane on the southbound carriageway of the A92 North Anderson Drive will remain closed from 27 July for approximately 10 days. These …

City centre businesses offered free trials of electric cargo bikes

Lucy Johnston 2020, News

Apply now at: www.nestrans.org.uk/biketrial  Businesses based in Aberdeen city centre which are looking to bolster their sustainability credentials can now apply for a free trial of an electric cargo bike. Nestrans, the North East Transport Scotland Transport Partnership, is making six e-cargo bikes available for a free trial of up to one year. The trials will allow organisations to test a means of transport which could not only benefit their business but would also contribute to improved air quality and reduced congestion in the city centre. Whether it’s carrying equipment, …

AWPR first anniversary

Lucy Johnston 2020, News

News release from Transport Scotland: Transport Scotland has released a data snapshot on the first anniversary of the AWPR fully opening to traffic (19 February) indicating that HGV traffic has significantly reduced on the A92 (*previously the A90) since the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project fully opened to traffic. Depending on the location, HGV traffic along the A92 corridor through Aberdeen has reduced between 49 per cent and 61 per cent when comparing January to June 2019 data with comparable 2014 data. This reduction is greater than …

Nestrans Submit ‘Case for Change’ for Accessibility at Insch

Lucy Johnston 2020, News

Nestrans, the Regional Transport Partnership for the North East of Scotland, have written to Transport Scotland for approval to undertake further work on accessibility issues at Insch Rail Station. At their Board meeting next week, Members of the partnership will hear that an ‘Initial Appraisal: Case for Change’ report has been submitted to Transport Scotland, evidencing the longstanding issues at the station. The 128-page report, prepared on behalf of Nestrans by transport consultants AECOM, follows the study undertaken last year which engaged with several stakeholders, including a public consultation event …

Laurencekirk junction improvement plans

Lucy Johnston 2020, News

Following the publication of draft orders for the A90/A937 Laurencekirk Junction Improvement scheme last month,  plans went on display at a public exhibition in Laurencekirk on Friday, 10 January 2020, for local communities and road users to view, and can now be viewed online. The plans include a new “full diamond” grade-separated junction layout which carries the realigned A937 over the A90 at the south junction and provides slip roads to and from the A90 dual carriageway for both northbound and southbound traffic. The scheme also includes shared routes suitable …