Rail stations at Cove and Newtonhill to undergo detailed appraisal

Lucy Johnston2024, News

Potential new rail stations at Cove and Newtonhill are to be examined in more detail as work continues to identify improvements to sustainable travel between Aberdeen and Laurencekirk. The stations are part of a list of five measures selected by regional transport partnership, Nestrans, to undergo a detailed options appraisal. A report on the Aberdeen to Laurencekirk Multi Modal Corridor study was presented to Nestrans board members at their February meeting with discussions on the findings from the Preliminary Options Appraisal. The preliminary appraisal, commissioned in 2023, explored a wide …

A million Aberdeen bus passengers experience better journeys thanks to new city centre bus priority

Lucy Johnston2023, News

Almost 600,000 bus passengers a month are now experiencing better journeys because of the new bus priority routes in Aberdeen city centre. Two months on from their introduction, new figures from First Aberdeen and Stagecoach show the bus gates are already delivering measurable benefits for bus passengers across the region. The priority works have been delivered by Aberdeen City Council, funded through the North East Bus Alliance bid to the Scottish Government’s Bus Partnership Fund (BPF). Scottish Transport Minister, Fiona Hyslop, visited Aberdeen today (Tuesday, 24 October) to meet with …

Nestrans’ Board considering next steps for Aberdeen Rapid Transit

Lucy Johnston2023, News

The Nestrans Board is set to discuss advancing efforts to deliver a step-change in public transport for the North East, in order to support a more connected, inclusive, sustainable and energised region.    Technical work has been ongoing to develop a detailed appraisal of options for Aberdeen Rapid Transit (ART). The work, funded by Transport Scotland’s Bus Partnership Fund (BPF), is an early step in the process for the development of ART and the findings will be presented in a report to Nestrans’ Board on 12th April 2023.      Aberdeen …

Public consultation to start for public transport and active travel connections from Ellon to Garthdee

Lucy Johnston2023, News

From Aberdeen City Council People are being asked to take part in online or in-person public consultation for potential options for improving transport connections from the Park and Ride in Ellon to the Garthdee Road corridor in Aberdeen. The consultation is part of the Ellon P&R – Garthdee Transport Corridor study which has a particular focus on active travel and public transport connections and is taking a holistic approach by examining both northbound and southbound movements on the corridor to identify interventions with demonstrable benefits. The study will recognise development …

A96 consultation underway

Jenny Anderson2022, 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 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 …

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

Lucy Johnston2021, 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 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 …

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

Lucy Johnston2020, 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 Johnston2020, 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 …