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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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The incident happened on a train between Perth and Edinburgh. Picture; stock image

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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Road users wishing to travel to and from Newburgh should exit/join the A90 at its junction with the A975 at Rashiereive

A75 roadworks start later this week

A convoy system will be in operation on the A75 between Barharrow and Sandgreen later this week for roadworks.

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Motorcyclist dies in accident near Castle Douglas

Motorcyclist dies in accident near Castle Douglas

A 59 year-old motorcyclist, believed to be from the Castle Douglas area, has died following an accident on the Old Military Road near to Castle Douglas.

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Landslips like this one have plagued the A77 south of Ballantrae.

Dual A77 say action group

A petition has been lodged at the Scottish Parliament for the A77 to be made dual carriageway from Ayr to Cairnryan.

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Paul McCleary.

Newton Stewart man and 77 year-old woman from Stranraer die in A75 crash

A Newton Stewart man and a 77 year-old woman from Stranraer have died following a crash on the A75 on Saturday 6 May.

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Coastguard helicopters and Portpatrick Lifeboat, pictured above at an event last year, were both involved in the search.

Police name men killed in speedboat tragedy

Police Scotland have named the two men whose bodies were recovered from the Irish Sea following a major search over the weekend.

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Stena Line has just completed the refit of all seven ships in its Irish Sea North ferry fleet with a total investment programme of �5m.  The work was carried out at the Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast over a 4-month period and included the Stena Lagan vessel (pictured) which operates on the Belfast-Liverpool service.

£5m refit for Stena Irish Sea fleet

Stena Line has just completed the refit of all seven ships in its Irish Sea North ferry fleet with a total investment programme of £5m.

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Early buses are cancelled in Castle Douglas

Early buses are cancelled in Castle Douglas

MSP Finlay Carson says he is disappointed at a decision to cancel early morning bus services in Castle Douglas.

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Easter commuters face travel delays

Lengthy delays predicted for Easter travellers

Drivers have been warned to expect “significant delays” over Easter with more than 20 million cars expected on the roads between Maundy Thursday and Easter Monday.

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The MP with the Transerv and Transport Scotland representatives

MP gets “clarity” over timescale for A77 landslip works at Cairnryan

Galloway MP Richard Arkless has met with bosses from TranServ and Transport Scotland at the Cairnryan landslip site to discuss issues and a proposed timeline for the repair work.

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