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Dumfries and Galloway evening and Sunday bus services facing axe

The Sunday 350 service could face the axe. Credit: ITV Border

A number of evening and Sunday bus services in Dumfries and Galloway are facing the axe, as part of the council's cost cutting measures.

At a meeting of the South West of Scotland Transport Partnership tomorrow, they will discuss how to save £315,000 from their budget over the 2016/17 financial year.

The council has requested the Partnership save £10,000 over the year by reducing production of printed timetable books.

The remaining £305,000 is to be saved by cancelling some local bus services.

At the meeting, it will be suggested that:

  • Removing all Sunday journeys would achieve a saving of £74,593
  • Removing all Sunday journeys and all Monday to Saturday journeys after 6pm would provide a saving of £277,924
  • Removing all Sunday journeys, all Monday to Saturday journeys after 6pm and the 350 Stranraer(Rail) to Cairnryan (Ferries) service when it reaches the end of its contract on 11 August 2016 would achieve £305,488

The full list of bus services that could be affected can be found in the board papers for the meeting here.