The primary aim of the study is to carry out an outcome evaluation of the reopening of the Station, with particular regard to how well the investment has met the four planning objectives.
- Link rural commuters to centres of employment, educational establishments and other facilities.
- Encourage use of public transport by connecting the township of Laurencekirk and its surrounding area to the rail network.
- Encourage modal shift from private car to public transport by constructing a Park and Ride facility serving the new station.
- Improve road safety by encouraging a reduction in trips made by road and through reduced road traffic.