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The Aberdeen City Region already enjoys good road links to the main Scottish and UK centres of population: Edinburgh and Glasgow are under three hours’ drive away.
The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR), scheduled for completion in 2018, will significantly boost local and national connectivity for businesses, while a major upgrade of the main route through the Energetica corridor will provide greater accessibility to the north and south of Aberdeen.
Aberdeen International Airport flies to destinations around the UK and Europe, including the hubs of London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Paris, facilitating quick and simple connections to key business and energy provinces around the world.
There are regular local rail services between Aberdeen and Inverness, as well as to Glasgow, Edinburgh and London whilst passenger and cargo ferry services operate from Aberdeen Harbour to the Orkney and Shetland Islands off the north coast of Scotland. New passenger and freight ferry connections between Aberdeen and key European locations are proposed as part of Aberdeen's investment in key infrastructure.
Digital Place is a firm commitment to investment in the physical infrastructure of the region to provide the first-class, fixed and mobile digital connectivity necessary for the economy to grow, communities to prosper, and for government and citizens to interact.
The Aberdeen City Region Deal opens the door to a further £45million of investment in core communications infrastructure within the travel to work area.