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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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Transport Minister Humza Yousaf met local delegates during a visit to Springholm and Crocketford

MSP welcomes A75 moves

Local MSP Finlay Carson has welcomed commitments made today by Transport Minister Humza Yousaf to increase traffic calming measures for the A75 running through Springholm and Crocketford.

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Finlay Carson MSP.

MSP hears from bypass campaign

Local MSP Finlay Carson met this week with A75 Bypass Campaigners to discuss their concerns with the lack of action being taken by the Scottish Government over improvements to the A75.

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The lights north of Cairnryan

Roads meeting is bypassed by minister

While Galloway drivers rage about the state of the A75 and the A77, the man responsible, Scottish Government transport minister Humza Yousaf, decided to bypass a public meeting this week organised to hear their concerns.

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Weekend closure of A77 for roadworks

Weekend closure of A77 for roadworks

The A77 will be closed between Turnberry and Alloway for resurfacing work with diversions in place from 8pm tonight (Friday, February 17) until 6am on Monday (February 20).

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Mid Galloway Councillor Alistair Geddes

A75 signs “not fit for purpose”

An elected member and members of Cree Valley Council blasted the new A75 junction signs near Newton Stewart as “not fit for purpose”.

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Driver speed feedback signs

Feedback signs to be made permanent

Temporary (mobile) driver speed feedback signs currently used at three locations in Wigtownshire are to be replaced with permanent ones.

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Police closed the road for several hours

A713 closed at Parton after turbine trailer comes off road

A section of the A713 remains closed north of Parton after a turbine trailer came off the road.

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Thursday 26th January
Stagecoach bus crossing Creebridge

Cree Bridge pavements too narrow

The Cree Bridge pavements are not wide enough for buses and pedestrians it has been claimed.

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The A75 has designated Euro route status.

UK Government snub to A75 Euro route status

Local MP Richard Arkless has spoken of his outrage following a recent exchange in the House of Commons between himself and the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling.

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