Timetable changes in Birmingham & the Black Country from 30th August 2020.

Timetable changes in Birmingham & the Black Country from 30th August 2020.

We are making changes to bus timetables across Birmingham and the Black Country from Sunday 30th August 2020, ready for September’s return to school. Lots of routes will have altered timetables, so please check your service using the search box below.

Some of the more significant changes are:

Changes to routes in Northfield

There will be changes to bus services 27, 49 and 76 in the Northfield area to improve the reliability of these long routes and to allow us to replace some of the single decker buses on services between Northfield and Harborne via Weoley Castle with double deckers. This will make it even easier to practise safe social distancing onboard. Links to Rubery Great Park leisure complex and Morrisons will also be restored.

In order to make these improvements we have swapped the ends of the routes around. All sections of road that currently have buses on them will still have buses on them; it might just be a different service than before.

All these services run early mornings, evenings and Sundays - just slightly less frequently.

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Changes to the 80, 80A and 89 - Smethwick

Sandwell Council has made Smethwick High Street one-way only. So service 80 will be withdrawn and all journeys will be on service 80A.

In addition, there will be changes to service 89. On journeys towards Birmingham, from Rolfe Street Station, buses will turn right onto the dual carriageway (Tollhouse Way), left onto Fenton Street, right onto St Pauls Road, left onto Holly Lane, left onto Devonshire Road, right onto Stony Lane to rejoin the normal route.

On the journey back to West Bromwich, the 89 from Stony Lane will turn left onto Devonshire Road, right onto Holly Lane, right onto St Pauls Road, continue straight along Smethwick High Street to rejoin the normal route from Blue Gates.

Changes to the X12 - Birmingham - Solihull

Route X12 will serve Birmingham Business Park in both directions, providing new connections for Solihull, Birmingham Airport, Chelmsley Wood and Castle Bromwich. This has been made possible by the opening of a new road between the Business Park and Bickenhill Parkway.  

New route from Walsall to Wolverhampton

From Tuesday 1st September 2020, National Express West Midlands will be introducing a new bus route between Walsall bus station and Wolverhampton bus station.

The express X529 service will follow much of the route of the very popular 529 between Walsall and Wolverhampton (apart from the section between Portobello island and junction 10 of the M6, where the X529 will run non stop along the Black Country Route and Keyway). The X529 will be 10 minutes quicker from end to end as it stops at fewer stops. It will operate Mondays to Saturdays from 07:00 to 19:00, every 20 minutes.

The 529 will run slightly more frequently than before - every 6-8 minutes.

The X529 will stop at the following stops only:

  • Walsall bus station (stand F)
  • Stafford Street (towards Wolverhampton)
  • The Wharf (towards Walsall)
  • Wolverhampton Street, Blue Lane West (towards Walsall)
  • Hollyhedge Lane
  • Primley Avenue
  • NON STOP to Portobello island
  • Portobello island
  • Noose Lane
  • Moseley Road/Neachells Lane
  • Hurstbourne Crescent
  • East Park Way
  • Hickman Avenue
  • Middle Cross
  • Wolverhampton bus station (stand P)

From Sunday 30th August 2020, in Wolverhampton bus station, the 69 will move to stand N and the 11 to stand M.

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Associated Routes

27 49 76 80 89 529 80A X12 X529