Great Midlands Fun Run Diversions - Sunday 2nd June 2019

Great Midlands Fun Run - Sunday 2nd June 2019

To allow the Great Midlands Fun Run to take place within Royal Sutton Coldfield, there will be a number of service and stop alterations in place. 

These alterations will be from the start of service until 16:30

Roads affected are:

South Parade, Lower Parade, High Street, Mill Street, Lichfield Road and Four Oaks Road

Service 5 - West Bromwich to Sutton Coldfield

Towards Sutton Coldfield, this service will divert from Birmingham Road via Holland Road and Lower Queen Street, terminating at a temporary stop on Queen Street, opposite the car park entrance. 

The service will return to West Bromwich from the same temporary stop using the normal route.

Service 6 - Walsall to Sutton Coldfield

Towards Sutton Coldfield, this service will divert from Mere Green via Mere Green Road, Little Sutton Road, Weeford Road, Whitehouse Common Road, Rectory Road and Victoria Road, terminating at a temporary stop on Upper Holland Road, near Lower Queen Street. 

Passengers in Mere Green should use the bus stop on Belwell Lane near Waitrose.

The service will return to Sutton Coldfield from the same temporary stop via Coleshill Road, Rectory Road, Whitehouse Common Road, Weeford Road, Little Sutton Road and Mere Green Road to Mere Green where the service will return to the normal route.  

Passengers in Mere Green should use the bus stop on Mere Green Road near Sainsburys.

Service 77 - Walsall to Sutton Coldfield

Towards Sutton Coldfield, this service will divert from Birmingham Road via Holland Road and Lower Queen Street, terminating at a temporary stop on Queen Street, opposite the car park entrance. 

The service will return to Walsall from the same temporary stop using the normal route.

Service 907 - Birmingham to Sutton Coldfield

Towards Sutton Coldfield, this service will divert from Birmingham Road via Holland Road and Lower Queen Street, terminating at a temporary stop on Queen Street, opposite the car park entrance. 

The service will return to Birmingham from the same temporary stop using the normal route.

Service X3 - Birmingham to Lichfield

Towards Lichfield, this service will divert from Birmingham Road via Holland Road, serving a temporary stop near Lower Queen Street for access to Sutton Coldfield. The service will then continue via Coleshill Road, Rectory Road, Whitehouse Common Road, Little Sutton Road, Grange Lane, Gibbons Road, Sherifoot Lane and Hill Village Road to Mere Green where the normal route will resume.

Passengers in Mere Green should use the bus stop on Hill Village Road near Holly Lane or Belwell Lane near Clarence Road. 

The service will return to Birmingham as normal until Mere Green, then divert via Hill Village Road, Sherifoot Lane, Gibbons Road, Grange Lane, Little Sutton Road, Weeford Road, Whitehouse Common Road, Rectory Road and Victoria Road, serving a temporary stop on Queen Street, opposite the car park entrance. The service will then use the normal route from Queen Street towards Birmingham.

Passengers in Mere Green should use the bus stop on Belwell Lane near Waitrose.

Service X4 - Birmingham to Sutton Coldfield / Minworth

Towards Minworth, this service will divert from Birmingham Road via Holland Road, serving a temporary stop on Lower Queen Street for access to Sutton Coldfield. The service will then continue via Coleshill Road to resume the normal route at Rectory Road near Good Hope Hospital. 

The service will return to Birmingham as normal until Rectory Road, just after Good Hope Hospital, diverting via Victoria Road to a temporary stop on Queen Street, opposite the car park entrance. The service will then use the normal route from Queen Street towards Birmingham.

X4 journeys from Birmingham that terminate in Sutton Coldfield will serve the temporary stop on Queen Street.

Service X5 - Birmingham to Roughley

Towards Roughley, this service will divert from Birmingham Road via Holland Road, serving a temporary stop near Lower Queen Street for access to Sutton Coldfield. The service will then continue via Coleshill Road, Rectory Road, Whitehouse Common Road, and Weeford Road to Roughley terminus

Passengers for stops between Mere Green and Roughley should use service X3, which will cover Hill Village Road, Sherifoot Lane, Gibbons Road, Grange Lane and Little Sutton Road. 

The service will return to Birmingham via Weeford Road, Whitehouse Common Road, Rectory Road and Victoria Road, serving a temporary stop on Queen Street, opposite the car park entrance. The service will then use the normal route from Queen Street towards Birmingham.

Passengers for stops between Roughley and Mere Green should use service X3, which will cover Little Sutton Road, Grange Lane, Gibbons Road, Sherifoot Lane and Hill Village Road. 

Service X14 - Birmingham to Sutton Coldfield

Towards Sutton Coldfield, this service will divert from Rectory Road, just after Good Hope Hospital, via Victoria Road to a temporary stop on Upper Holland Road, near Lower Queen Street. The service will return to Birmingham from the same temporary stop via Coleshill Road to Rectory Road, near Good Hope Hospital, where the service will then use the normal route.

Stopping Place Summary

Sutton Coldfield

Service 5 towards West Bromwich - Temporary stop on Queen Street, opposite the car park entrance.

Service 6 towards Walsall - Temporary stop on Upper Holland Road, near Lower Queen Street.

Service 77 towards Walsall - Temporary stop on Queen Street, opposite the car park entrance.

Services 907, X3, X4 & X5 towards Birmingham - Temporary stop on Queen Street, opposite the car park entrance.

Service X3 towards Lichfield - Temporary stop on Upper Holland Road, near Lower Queen Street

Service X4 towards Minworth - Temporary stop on Upper Holland Road, near Lower Queen Street

Service X5 towards Roughley - Temporary stop on Upper Holland Road, near Lower Queen Street

Service X14 towards Birmingham - Temporary stop on Upper Holland Road, near Lower Queen Street

Mere Green

Service 6 towards Sutton Coldfield - Belwell Lane near Waitrose

Service 6 towards Walsall - Mere Green Road near Sainsburys

Service X3 towards Lichfield - Hill Village Road near Holly Lane or Belwell Lane near Clarence Road

Service X3 towards Birmingham - Belwell Lane near Waitrose

Passengers who would usually catch service X5 should use service X3 instead, which will cover the X5 route between Mere Green and Roughley, before continuing to Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham.

The bus stop on Mere Green Island will not be served.

National Express West Midlands apologise for any inconvenience experienced during this event. 

Associated Routes

6 77 X3 x4 X5 907 x14 5
 
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