Public to get their say on transport

Make sure you have your say on the transport links.
Make sure you have your say on the transport links.

Councillors are urging local residents to have their say at the forthcoming Public Exhibitions on the Fraserburgh and Peterhead to Aberdeen Strategic Transport Study.

A series of consultation events are being held across the area 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.

Locally, the consultation event is being held between 3pm and 7pm on Tuesday, November 3 at the Apex Church hall at 22 Broad Street, Peterhead.

The Fraserburgh event will be held on Monday, November 2, at the Community & Sports Centre, Maconochie Place, Fraserburgh at the same times.

Commenting, Peterhead South & Cruden SNP councillor Stephen Smith said: “Local residents who want to see improved transport links from Peterhead to the south should seize this opportunity and make their views known.

“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.”