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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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Words have to become action

Words have to become action

The “warm words” in the final report of the recent Dumfries and Galloway Transport Summit “must be turned into action” according to South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth.

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Over 43,000 cars for Stena over season

Over 43,000 cars for Stena over season

Chris Rea famously sang about Driving Home for Christmas but he should maybe have included a line about taking the boat as leading ferry company Stena Line looks forward to another busy festive season.

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Tom McAughtrie and driver James McAlister launch the new NEC card

Going nowhere without a new travel pass

We all know that ‘you cannae shove yer granny off the bus’ – but from January, she might not be able to get on the bus if she hasn’t updated her bus pass!

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Pictured the taxis(black cabs) cue in Waverley train station

Taxi stewards for Stranraer

Taxi Stewards will be operating again in the region over the festive period after funding has been received from Dumfries and Galloway Council and the Stranraer Common Good Fund.

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The petition aims for the A75 to be upgraded to dual carraigeway

Second hearing for A75 petition

Matt Halliday of the Dual The A75 campaign group attended the Scottish Parliament for the second hearing of his petition to have the A75 upgraded.

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Fuel prices fall as big four supermarkets make 3p cuts

Fuel prices fall as big four supermarkets make 3p cuts

Asda has announced it is capping its petrol prices at 110.7p per litre, with diesel at 112.7p from today (Tuesday).

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Ex-Formula One driver Allan McNish

Allan McNish becomes the patron for Headway Association’s road safety campaign

Headway Association Ltd has announced that triple Le Mans 24 Hour race winner, 2013 FIA World Endurance Champion, ex-Formula One driver and Dumfries born Allan McNish, has agreed to become their first ever Patron.

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