Peterhead Councillor McWhinnie Welcomes Bus Interchange Improvements

>> 1 August 2023

Local SNP councillor Leeann McWhinnie has welcomed the completion of improvements to Peterhead’s transport interchange following works arranged by Aberdeenshire Council and largely funded by the North-east’s regional transport partnership, NESTRANS.

Energy-efficiency has been a key focus of the scheme, with the five new enclosed bus shelters installed by Commutaports featuring sedum vegetation roofing and solar-powered LED lighting.

The site also has three Papercast ‘electronic paper’ displays powered by long-life batteries and installed by Pindar Creative.

New benches incorporating planters will bring extra colour and increase biodiversity at the bus station, with wider works at the site involving repairs and some replacements of barriers and bollards, along with painting, road-lining, and landscaping.

New cycle lockers are to be installed in the coming weeks, and the large shelter in front of the mural will be made fully available as paving is completed.

Commenting, Peterhead North and Rattray councillor Leeann McWhinnie said:

“The facilities at the interchange were in need of upgrade and repair and I’m pleased the interchange has re-opened according to the timescale.

“It’s important that public transport is made as accessible and as attractive an option as possible and these new facilities will assist in that.”

Cllr Michael Hutchison, vice-chair of NESTRANS said:
"We have invested to support the bus network here and we're delighted to see the work completed and the interchange re-opened. It’s important to create a welcoming, comfortable, and safe environment for bus passengers as part of their journey.

"I hope these improvements allow folk to have a pleasant and smooth start to their journeys, while also giving a better first impression to visitors arriving by bus.”

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