>> 19 October 2015
A series of consultation events are being held in the coming weeks to provide an opportunity for residents, businesses and stakeholders to contribute to the future development of the transport corridor from Aberdeen to Peterhead and Fraserburgh.
Strategic options being considered include possible rail options.
The events are being held between 3.00pm and 7.00pm as follows:
|Mon||26 Oct||Holiday Inn Express, Parkway East, Bridge of Don|
|Tue||27 Oct||New Inn, Market Street, Ellon|
|Mon||02 Nov||Community & Sports Centre, Maconochie Place, Fraserburgh|
|Tue||03 Nov||Apex Church Hall, 22 Broad Street, Peterhead|
Commenting, Ellon & District SNP councillor Rob Merson said:
“There is no doubt that having a rail link to the city centre will be of great benefit to people in Ellon and district, allowing them to bypass the bottlenecks which are regularly encountered at the Bridge of Don and King Street and which will remain even after the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route is opened and Balmedie-Tipperty is dualled.”
Peterhead South & Cruden SNP councillor Stephen Smith added:
“The massive increase in rail travel in the North-east in recent years, coupled with the strong support from the public for a rail link locally shows that re-establishment of a rail link to Buchan would not only be popular but would also open-up economic opportunities for the area.
“There is now real momentum behind a rail-based solution to relieve the congestion on roads into the north of Aberdeen.”