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March 2018

Tactran Appoints New Partnership Director

The Tayside & Central Scotland Transport Partnership (Tactran) has appointed a new Partnership Director. Dr Tom Flanagan, currently Interim Head of Economic Development at Perth & Kinross Council, will take up the position from 1 July 2018, succeeding the current Director, Eric Guthrie, who is retiring on 30 June.

Announcing the appointment Tactran Chair, Councillor Brian Gordon said “I am delighted to welcome Tom Flanagan as the new Director of Tactran. Tom is a highly qualified transport professional with significant experience working at chief officer level in a number of local authorities in the fields of transportation and economic regeneration. He brings a wealth of relevant knowledge and experience which will ensure that the Partnership continues to develop and deliver on its statutory role and duties moving forward”.

Councillor Gordon added “I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our retiring Director, Eric Guthrie for all of his hard work and dedicated contribution to establishing and developing Tactran since his appointment in 2006, and to offer Eric our best wishes for a long and well deserved retirement”.

December 2017

Tactran is pleased to announce Niall Moran started today as the Strategy Officer (Strategic Connectivity).

November 2017

Regional Rail Forum - 30th November 2017


Tactran held a Regional Rail Forum on Thursday 30 November 2017 in the Dewars Centre, Perth.  Copies of the Agenda and Presentations are now available.

September / August 2017


Vacancies - CLOSED

Tactran is seeking to appoint a Strategy Officer (Sustainable Transport).  Please contact Ashley Roger, Office Manager for an application pack or for an informal discussion please contact Niall Gardiner, Senior Partnership Manager on 01738 475764 or email


Tactran is seeking to appoint a Senior Strategy Officer and a Strategy Officer 

July 2017

Vacancy - CLOSED

A vacancy has arisen for a non-Councillor Member of the Partnership.  As one of 5 non-Councillor members on the Tactran Board, the successful applicant will play a key role in providing strategic guidance, scrutiny and challenge on all aspects of the role and work of the Partnerships - Application Pack.

June 2017

Tactran Appoints New Chairperson and Deputy Chairpersons

At its meeting on 13th June 2017 the Tayside & Central Scotland Transport Partnership appointed Councillor Brian Gordon (Dundee City Council) as its new Chair.  Councillor Gordon has been a member of the Partnership Board since June 2007.  The Partnership also appointed Councillor Evelyn Tweed (Stirling Council) and Ms Trudi Craggs (non-Councillor member) as Deputy Chairpersons.  In making these appointments the Partnership also extended its sincere thanks to Councillor Will Dawson, who had reached his maximum permitted term as Chairperson, for his highly effective and inclusive Chairmanship of the Partnership since June 2009, and to Mr Doug Fleming for his significant contribution as Deputy Chairperson from 2012 - 2017.

Public Notice

Notice is hereby given that copies of the unaudited Annual Accounts for Tactran for the year ended 31 March 2017 will be available for inspection on weekdays from 3 July 2017 to 21 July 2017.

Tactran's exemplary Travel Planning website goes National

Travelknowhow, the online toolkit supporting development and implementation of workplace travel plans is today being launched as a national resource.  Travelknowhow was originally development by the Tayside & Central Transport Partnership (Tactran) and Shona Drummond Marketing to encourage and support public and private sector employers in Tayside and Central Scotland in meeting the Low carbon Scotland objective to increase employers adoption of workplace Travel Plans.  Originally a regional resource, funding from Transport Scotland and working with Scotland's 6 other Regional Transport Partnerships, has made it possible for the unique online resource is now available to support organisations across Scotland.

March 2016

Tactran welcomes Rail Enhancement Announcement

Welcoming today's announcement of planned enhancements to rail services by the Minister for Transport and Islands, Partnership Chair, Councillor Will Dawson said "Tactran warmly welcomes the Minister's announcement today.  Our officers have been working hard over a number of years in partnership with Transport Scotland and the rail industry to develop and implement our Regional Tay Estuary Strategy (TERS) proposals.  Major improvements delivered to date through TERS have included more frequent train services between Glasgow and Arbroath with significant passenger growth at stations like Gleneagles, Broughty Ferry and Monifieth, and a major upgrading of Gleneagles Station.  The Partnership wrote to the Minister last year, calling for diesel trains which will become surplus after completion of the Edinburgh - Glasgow rail electrification project to be retained in Scotland to support aspirations for development of the national rail network, included our own TERS proposals.  I am delighted that today's announcement confirms Scottish Government agreement to this.  Tactran will continue to work in close partnership with Transport Scotland, ScotRail and other Regional Transport Partnerships over the coming months to help bring the improvements announced by the Minister today, and which support our regional aspirations for enhanced rail services and connectivity, to fruition."

More information on Tactran's Tay Estuary Rail Strategy proposals can be found here.

Dundee Airport - new Amsterdam route announced commencing 23 May.  Tickets are now on sale.


February 2016

Dundee Airport - new Amsterdam route announced commencing 23 May.  Tickets are now on sale.

Glasgow Queen Street Rail Tunnel Closure - 20 March for 20 weeks - for details of revised services and timetables see ScotRail website.

September 2015

The RTPs publish a "Develop to Deliver" Report

The RTPs have published a report from the Scottish Government / Regional Transport Partnerships / COSLA Working Group called "Develop to Deliver - Maximising the role of RTPs on furthering improvements to transport in Scotland".

April 2015

Tactran Publishes Updated Equality Duties Reports

In accordance with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010, Tactran has published reports on Mainstreaming the Equality Duty and Employee Information and on Equalities Outcomes, which can be viewed here.

March 2015

RTS Refresh Consultation : 27 March to 8 May 2015

In line with its statutory duty to periodically review and update the Regional Transport Strategy (RTS), Tactran has produced a draft Refresh of the RTS.  A 6 week period of consultation starts on 27 March 2015 and is running to 8 May 2015.  Copies of the Draft RTS Refresh 2015 - 2036, Strategic Environmental Assessment Environmental Report and the Equality Impact Assessment Report are available for download.

January 2015

The Tactran Annual Report for 2013/14 is now available.


December 2013

A leaflet highlighting an improved timetable for Monifieth train services, due to commence on 9 December 2013, are being delivered to over 4,000 households and businesses.

The number of trains calling at Monifieth is set to increase from 2 to 6 services per day, Monday to Saturday and will provide rail travel opportunities for commuting , day trips and late evening services.

The leaflets are being distributed throughout the Monifieth area and provide details of train times for all services that will call at the station, highlighting opportunities for a local commuter service to/from Dundee, interchange opportunities to Glasgow and Edinburgh and an evening service to/from Broughty Ferry and Dundee.

Copies of the leaflet can be downloaded and is also available from tactranconnect.

July 2013

Tactran responds to the Draft Scottish Planning Policy and the NPF3: Main Issues Report Consultations.