Stagecoach

Stagecoach revise bus services in Dumfries and Galloway

29 Apr 2016

Stagecoach West Scotland have today (Friday 29th April 2016) announced service changes as a result of budget cuts by Dumfries and Galloway Council.  There will be changes to several supported local bus services operated by Stagecoach West Scotland on behalf of SWestrans.

In the light of these changes Stagecoach West Scotland is also reducing the frequency of two of its commercial services operating between Dumfries Town Centre, Lincluden and Lochside.  

The changes to both tendered and commercial services will take effect on Monday 30th May 2016 and will affect a number of routes across the region.

Tom Bridge, Managing Director, Stagecoach West Scotland said “Following the funding cuts to bus services in the Dumfries and Galloway area we had to revisit the viability of some of the bus services we provide in the area on a commercial basis. In order to ensure we can continue to provide our customers with a comprehensive and reliable bus network in Dumfries and Galloway we have unfortunately had to reduce the frequency on two of our commercial services.”

Due to funding cuts by Dumfries and Galloway Council, from 30th May 2016 the following tendered services operated by Stagecoach West Scotland on behalf of SWestrans will be revised as follows:

Service 5:  Dumfries Town Centre – Hospitals – Crichton
Frequency reduced to 2 buses per hour from every 20 minutes.

Service 6:  Dumfries Town Centre – Kingholm Quay
2310 Friday and Saturday late evening service will be withdrawn and Sunday services cancelled.

Service 9:  Dumfries Town Centre – Summerhill/Hardthorn/Barnhill
Frequency reduced to every 60 minutes from every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday.

Service 359:  Newton Stewart – Girvan – Ayr – Glasgow
Sunday service between Newton Stewart and Girvan cancelled.

Service 365:  Stranraer Town Services
Frequency reduced to every 60 minutes from every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday.

Service 367:  Stranraer - Portpatrick
2025 departing Stranraer will be re-timed to depart at 2020 Monday to Saturday.

Service 430: Stranraer – Glenluce – Newton Stewart
2218 departing Stranraer for Newton Stewart Monday to Saturday has been withdrawn.

Service 515: Castle Douglas – Laurieston – Mossdale
Saturday services withdrawn.

Service 516: Castle Douglas – Auchencairn
Saturday services withdrawn.

From 30th May 2016 the following commercial services operated by Stagecoach West Scotland will be revised.

Service 10:  Dumfries Town Centre - Lochside 
Off peak journeys will be reduced from every 10 minutes to every 12 minutes to improve reliability.

Service 12: Dumfries Town Centre – Lincluden
Frequency reduced to every 30 minutes from every 20 minutes.