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Lengthy delays predicted for Easter travellers

Drivers have been warned to expect “significant delays” over Easter with more than 20 million cars expected on the roads between Maundy Thursday and Easter Monday.

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Councillor Stephen Smith, Transport Minister Humza Yousaf, Stewart Stevenson and Councillor Rob Merson following their meeting at Holyrood

Buchan rail link protection welcomed

SNP councillors have welcomed a decision to extend the protection of all sections of the former railway line falling within the Ellon settlement boundary.

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Stagecoach North Scotland Managing Director Mark Whitelocks on the modified coach

Stagecoach delivers further improvements to Xpress coaches

Local bus operator Stagecoach has taken delivery of the first modified Buchan Xpress coach following customer feedback on the £5.5million fleet.

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Stagecoach Group has launched its 2017 Champions Awards for employees.

Nominate your favourite employee for the Stagecoach Champion Awards

Stagecoach Group has launched its 2017 Champions Awards for employees and is inviting bus and coach passengers in the East of Scotland to nominate their favourite member of staff for the Customer Service Champions Award.

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BEAR Scotland’s ‘Sir Andy Flurry’, Gritallica’ and ‘Ready, Spready, GO’ gritters get set to tackle wintery conditions!

BEAR Scotland’s ‘Sir Andy Flurry’, Gritallica’ and ‘Ready, Spready, GO’ gritters get set to tackle wintery conditions!

With cold and wintry conditions forecast for the North East, BEAR Scotland are at the ready with their aptly named gritters.

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Councillor Gillian Owen wants to see drivers curb their speed

Ellon councillor calls for action to cut speed on A948

An Ellon and District councillor has yet again raised her concerns about speeding on the A948.

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Work on the AWPR at Balmedie

AWPR section opening delayed

The opening of the Balmedie to Tipperty section of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) has been delayed.

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Railway

Still no progress on North East rail improvement plans

The SNP has offered no sign of progress six months on from a Scottish Conservative request for a timetable for rail improvement works between Aberdeen and the Central Belt.

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Work on the AWPR

Further speed restriction for A90

The A90 between Bridgend and Oldmeldrum Road just south of Ellon, will be subject to a 40mph speed restriction from tomorrow evening (December 2) to enable utility works to be undertaken as part of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route / Balmedie to Tipperty project.
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Call for public ownership of Scotland’s trains

Call for public ownership of Scotland’s trains

Rail services in Scotland could fall back into public hands if performance doesn’t improve drastically over the next three years.

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Picture: Greg Macvean

Public consultation on future rail services launched

A consultation on the future of rail services has been launched on a day of chaos across the network for passengers.

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Fuel prices fall as big four supermarkets make 3p cuts

Fuel prices fall as big four supermarkets make 3p cuts

Asda has announced it is capping its petrol prices at 110.7p per litre, with diesel at 112.7p from today (Tuesday).

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Protest day over train services

Protest day over train services

Rail union RMT is staging a day of action calling for train services to be publicly owned.

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South Road will be closed during the October holidays to allow for works to be undertaken.

South Road set for further closure

Ellon’s South Road is set to be closed for a period of two weeks to enable works to be carried out.

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Stagecoach Buchan Express

Stagecoach North Scotland extends free travel for children

Stagecoach North Scotland is extending its trial offer of free travel for children until the end of the school summer holidays (August 14).

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HM Coastguard.

New way of working for survey and inspection programme

Plans to make sure there is a full maritime survey and inspection team covering the whole UK will see more remote working and a slight change to where some of the marine offices are based. P

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George Wiseman died following a fatal road accident on the Newmachar to Oldmeldrum Road on Tuesday.

‘Make death-trap road safe now’

Call for urgent action after yet another fatal crash on notorious stretch of A947

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George Wiseman died following a fatal road accident on the Newmachar to Oldmeldrum Road on Tuesday.

Victim of crash named

Police Scotland have named the victim of a road traffic collision on the Newmachar to Oldmeldrum Road on Tuesday, June 14, as George Wiseman (49) from the Whitehills area.

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Aberdeen's third Don crossing was opened to traffic on Thursday.

Third Don crossing finally opens

The new £22.3 million crossing over the River Don was officially opened on Thursday.

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Aberdeen Airport

Passenger numbers down

The latest figures released by Aberdeen International Airport have revealed a 14% decline in passenger numbers for March.

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