Upgrading streetscape work on Union Street Central to start

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From Aberdeen City Council Major works upgrading part of Union Street to include more pavement space and an entrance for the new market building are to start this month. The works to the Union Street Central area – between the Market Street and Bridge Street junctions – will make it more attractive and vibrant while promoting walking and cycling as …

First Bus and Stagecoach announce free Aberdeen weekend bus travel throughout January

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First Bus and Stagecoach have joined forces to offer everyone in Aberdeen city and shire free travel every Saturday and Sunday in January. This is a result of savings made following the introduction of the new bus gates in the city centre. The offer is a direct impact of the improvements both operators have seen thanks to the new bus …

Santa Claus is coming to town by bus this Christmas

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Aberdeen shoppers encouraged to take the bus this festive season for quicker, stress-free and greener travel in and around the city With just under 20 shopping days left until Christmas, the North East Bus Alliance has enlisted the help of the big man himself, Santa Claus, to encourage shoppers to choose the bus.   Following the launch of its campaign …

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

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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, …

Peterhead Transport Interchange reopens to customers following improvement works

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From Aberdeenshire Council Bus services have resumed at Peterhead’s transport interchange following the completion of a series of improvements to the facility. Work on the project, arranged by Aberdeenshire Council and largely funded by Nestrans, took place over six weeks and has involved a range of repairs, upgrades and new additions to the Windmill Street facility. Energy-efficiency has been a …

Roadworks for new road layout to create bus priority route

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From Aberdeen City Council A new road layout in the city centre which will create a bus priority route is to open after Scottish Gas Networks has finished works on Union Terrace. The new road layout will help to reduce travel times for buses in the city centre which will in turn encourage more people to use sustainable or active …

Peterhead transport interchange to undergo a programme of improvements during the summer

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From Aberdeenshire Council Peterhead’s transport interchange is to undergo a £250,000 programme of improvements during the summer. Opened in 2007, the facility continues to serve as an important entry point to the town centre with both local town bus services and longer distance services operating out of the interchange. Following recent concerns raised by members of the public and local …

£200,000 for Aberdeen bus infrastructure Improving bus reliability and making journeys faster

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From Transport Scotland: The Scottish Government has awarded £200,000 to the North East Bus Alliance through the Bus Partnership Fund. This will deliver bus priority infrastructure on Market Street, Guild Street, and Bridge Street in Aberdeen city centre – reducing the impact of congestion on bus services and making journeys quicker for passengers. Bus lanes and gates are expected to …

Contract awarded for much-need footpath link at Blackdog

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From Aberdeenshire Council Councillors have approved a contract for the construction of a much-need footpath to improve access to bus services at Blackdog. The project was first identified by Aberdeenshire Council when residents of Blackdog faced difficulties accessing bus services after the opening of the A90/AWPR. Road improvements at Blackdog had resulted in a change to the access points to bus …