Rail passengers face overcrowded journeys

Inverurie Railway Station
Inverurie Railway Station

A SURVEY carried out by Nestrans (North East of Scotland Transport Partnership) has revealed that rail passengers travelling between Inverurie and Aberdeen are facing increasingly overcrowded journeys.

Nestrans, the transport partnership for Aberdeen City and Shire, carried out the survey on rail journeys between Inverurie and Stonehaven.

The survey focused on routes between Stonehaven, Portlethen and Aberdeen; and Aberdeen, Dyce and Inverurie. Results showed that the Dyce to Aberdeen route most commonly exceeded the total number of seats available and Inverurie to Dyce experienced the highest percentage occupancy levels, particularly in the morning peak.

Services southbound during the morning peak-time, many of which originate in Inverness, were found to to have exceeded 100 per cent occupancy levels by the time they had reached Inverurie.