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Bus Services and Timetables

As part of a balanced transport strategy the provision of good, reasonably priced public transport services is essential.

Since bus operators provide few services commercially, this is done by providing the additional services required through local bus operators under contract to the South West of Scotland Transport Partnership (SWESTRANS).


Concessionary Travel

The National Entitlement Card gives people over 60 and disabled people access to free travel anywhere in Scotland (including Carlisle) on local buses and long distance scheduled coaches at any time of the day.

Anyone with any queries about the new scheme should contact:

The Sustainable Travel Team on 01387 260383 or visit Transport Scotland for further information.


Make your journey easier with the Thistle Card

The Thistle Card enables holders to communicate to public transport staff, in particular drivers, any difficulties they may have which may not be immediately visible such as mobility, hearing or sight problems. Use of the card also removes the necessity for travellers to explain verbally conditions or impacts which might be embarrassing or difficult to describe.

Card holders can attach a number of stickers including a short message such as 'please wait for me to be seated before moving'. This has been shown to improve the communication between bus drivers and passengers, and improve passenger confidence and personal safety.

The card is free and available at libraries and customer service centres throughout the region, alongside stickers which can be applied to personalise the card to the individual's needs.

The Thistle Card is supported by:

  • Houstons Coaches
  • Telfords Coaches
  • Stagecoach Cumbria and North Lanarkshire
  • Stagecoach West Scotland
  • Glenkens Transport Initiative
  • Wigtownshire Community Transport
  • Andersons of Langholm
  • MacEwans Coach Services
  • First Borders
  • McCalls Coaches

The Thistle Card was developed by the South East of Scotland Transport Partnership, and is also being implemented in the TACtran (Tayside and Central Scotland Transport Partnership) area.


Sustainable Travel

The map provides you with information you need to get more active and to travel sustainably in Dumfries and Galloway. It shows some of our traffic free paths for walking or cycling, signed longer-distance cycle routes and public transport information.


 

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