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Additional Dumfries train services announced

Dumfries station Image copyright Nigel Thompson
Image caption There will be an improved service in both directions from Dumfries

Additional rail services have been announced on the line to Dumfries.

The Scotrail Alliance has said an extra five trains will run in each direction daily between Dumfries and Carlisle, creating an near-hourly service during the day.

It also said there would be a new early morning service from Dumfries to Glasgow, and a late evening return from Glasgow.

The new timetable comes into effect from 10 December.

Scotrail Alliance managing director Alex Hynes said: "The major investment we are making will mean more services and more seats in the south of Scotland.

"It will also help to grow the economy in this part of the country, which makes it an exciting time for everybody in the area."

He added: "More regular trains mean more seats and more choice, providing greater flexibility for trips to Glasgow and better connection with trains to London."

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