There is great potential to attract visitors to explore its territory by bus, but having moved recently to the area, STEVEN ARDRON says Dumfries & Galloway Council needs to improve the standard and availability of basic information available to the public on where and when services operate
moved recently from Hertfordshire to Dumfries and thought that I might share my experiences of obtaining travel information on the bus network in the Dumfries & Galloway council area.
The South West of Scotland Transport Partnership (Swestrans) oversees the provision of bus services in the county. It has a website (www.swestrans.org.uk) which unfortunately has more information on what I would term corporate matters than it does on public-facing information about bus services.
Bus times information is a link to the Dumfries & Galloway website, more of which later. There is, however, under ‘service information’ a link to a pdf sustainable travel map which dates from 2016.