Peterhead Councillor Welcomes Improvements to Transport Interchange

>> 12 June 2023

Peterhead North and Rattray SNP councillor Leeann McWhinnie has welcomed plans to improve the town’s transport interchange in a £250,000 programme of improvements.

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 councillors regarding the appearance of the site, including the condition of footpaths and heavy corrosion to bus shelters, Aberdeenshire Council will undertake improvements from June 19 through till the end of July, which are being fully funded by Nestrans.

Works will include:
  • General tidying, including painting, road-lining and landscaping 
  • Repairs to barriers/bollards, including some replacements 
  • Replacement bus shelters 
  • Installation of benches and planters 
  • Replacement cycle lockers
To enable works to be undertaken safely, the facility will remain closed throughout, and some parking restrictions will be in place to accommodate temporary bus-stopping arrangements being implemented by Stagecoach.

Commenting, Cllr Leeann McWhinnie said:

“This is good news as the current infrastructure there is in need of upgrading and a general refresh.

“Bus users were very vocal in the years running up to the opening of the interchange in 2007 that Peterhead needed such a facility, and it’s important it’s maintained to a high standard and kept fit for purpose.”

Ewan Wallace, Head of Environment and Sustainability Services at Aberdeenshire Council added:

“The new bus shelters will comprise the new Aberdeenshire high specification standard with sedum planting on each roof, solar-powered LED lighting and low energy battery powered e-paper Papercast displays to provide passenger information.

“The solar-powered lighting uses modern battery storage methods to charge the batteries in the most efficient way resulting in green energy that provides greater light output with lower power requirements.”

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