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Call for Cree Bridge traffic lights to protect residents

Issues with pedestrians crossing the Cree Bridge will continue for the foreseeable future in light of the news that the Sparling Bridge is to be replaced with a new construction next year.

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Resurfacing begins on March 13 and runs for three nights

A77 roadworks at Cairnryan finished one day early

Roadworks on the A77 at Cairnryan have been completed a day early.

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The old Sparling Bridge is removed last November

CVCC requested new footbridge

Cree Valley Community Council decided last month at an emergency meeting to ask the local authority for a new Sparling Bridge, even though this would delay the work until 2018.

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Sign-up to get region on the road sign map

Sign-up to get region on the road sign map

A petition started by Galloway business owners attracted the support of over 1500 people in its first 48 hours. And the numbers just keep rising.

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A77 closures for resurfacing

A77 closures for resurfacing

Resurfacing work will take place on the A77 north of Cairnryan next month meaning a full weekend closure and overnight closures of the road.

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Portpatrick lifeboat

Busy summer continues for Portpatrick crew

The summer period has continued to be busy for the volunteer crew of the RNLB John Buchannan Barr, with several launches over the past few days.

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Finlay Carson MSP at the A77

MSP welcomes A77 plans

Local MSP Finlay Carson has welcomed confirmation by Scotland Transerv that resurfacing works on a stretch of the A77 north of Stena road will take place in September.

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Stephen Bryden, Stena Line Onboard Sales and Service Manager (Irish Sea North), Tommy Wilson OBS Manager Superfast VIII, Dr Tony Lenehan Exec Director of the Centre for Competitiveness and COTRI (Ireland) and Stella Tsang, Northern Ireland  Chinese Welfare Association join members of the Superfast VIII crew for the presentation of certificates.

Chinese tourism first for Stena

Stena Line has become the first passenger ferry company in Europe to achieve the Chinese Tourist Welcome (CTW) Certification which is officially recognised by tour operators in China and Europe.

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Call for more action to tackle air pollution, despite Government ban on the sale of diesel and petrol cars.

More action needed on air pollution

Environmental groups and The Scottish Greens have called on the UK Government to do more to tackle air pollution.

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At 90 per cent, Scotrails passenger satisfaction is back to its normal high levels, according to a new poll.

Rail passengers give Scotrail the thumbs up

At 90 per cent, Scotrail’s passenger satisfaction is back to its normal high levels, according to a new poll.

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Monday 21st November
The removal of the sparling bridge
The bridge swings round towards the riverside  car park

November date for Sparling Bridge reinstatment

Dumfries and Galloway Council says the process of consulting with the community over Newton Stewart’s Sparling Bridge has delayed work to reinstate it.

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From left: John Fairweather, regional resilience advisor, Karen Macaulay, national emergency preparedness communications and liaison manager (both Scottish Ambulance Service), Mark Ilderton, head of ScotRail Alliance Integrated Control.

Early interventions help unwell customers and cut delays

Delays to trains where a customer has taken ill and needs urgent medical treatment have been cut by 37 per cent due to a new partnership between the ScotRail Alliance and the Scottish Ambulance Service.

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Questionaire

Council want your views on transport

People across Dumfries and Galloway are going to be asking for their views on our region’s highways and transport services – from the condition of roads and footpaths to the quality of cycling facilities.

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Finlay Carson MSP

MSP raises concerns over timing of A77 works

Galloway MSP Finlay Carson has raised concerns with Transport Scotland over their decision to carry out resurfacing works on a stretch of the A77 north of Stena road during July.

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Trains between Glasgow and Edinburgh have been disrupted by cattle wandering on to part of the rail line. Picture: John Devlin

New rail partnership launched in south west

A new Community Rail Partnership has been launched to encourage sustainable travel, rural tourism and local economies through greater use of the rail network across Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway.

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There is new funding to support timber extraction.

£1.4m for roads in Galloway

A total of £1.4 million from a transport fund will be spent on improving roads in Dumfries and Galloway to accommodate more timber extraction.

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Resurfacing begins on March 13 and runs for three nights

Full weekend closure on A75 for roadworks

A full weekend closure on the A75 near Kirkcudbright followed by midweek overnight closures will start on Friday, June 23.

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Part of Upperkirkgate is to be shut from 6am on June 7 until 12am onJune 23

Five sets of roadworks on A77

There are no less than five sets of temporary traffic lights on the A77 between Ayr and Ballantrae this week.

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Over 300 new CCTV cameras have been installed across the ScotRail Alliances network of stations.

CCTV cameras for stations on Ayr to Stranraer line

Ayr, Girvan, and Stranraer railway stations have received new CCTV cameras to monitor the cycle parking areas.

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