Velo Birmingham diversions - 12th May 2019

Velo 2019 takes place on Sunday 12th May 2019 and will result in a large number of service changes throughout the day. 

We apologise for any inconvenience these changes may make to your journey. 

1 - Acocks Green to Five Ways

Between 08:00 - 19:00 we are unable to access Harborne Road to Five Ways. As a result, towards Five Ways buses will divert from Church Road via Ampton Road and Arthur Road, fiishing at Church Road. Buses towards Acocks Green will start back from here.

2 - Birmingham to Maypole

From start of service until 10:30, buses will start at Warstock (Prince of Wales Lane) and finish at Bradford Street, near the Coach Station. From 10:30 until 18:00 buses will be able to access Birmingham City Centre again. Unfortunately we are unable to serve Maypole during this time. 

3 - Birmingham to Slade Lane

From start of service until 10:30, buses will run between Slade Lane and Bradford Street, near the Coach Station. From 10:30 onwards the full route will be served.

4/4A - Birmingham to Solihull/Robin Hood Island

From start of service until 10:30, buses will run between Solihull/Robin Hood Island and Bradford Street, near the Coach Station. From 10:30 the full routes will be served.

5 - Birmingham to Solihull

From start of service until 10:30, buses will run between Solihull and Bradford Street, near the Coach Station. From 10:30 onwards the full route will be served.

6 - Birmingham to Solihull

From start of service until 10:30, buses will run between Solihull and Bradford Street, near the Coach Station. From 10:30 onwards the full route will be served.

8A - Inner Circle

From start of service until 10:30, buses will run between Small Heath (Golden Hillock Road) and Highgate (Stoney Lane) only. From 10:30 until 19:00 buses will run the full route. Buses will also be using the Belgrave Underpass and unable to serve stops at Spring Street and Barrow Walk. 

8C - Inner Circle

From start of service until 10:30, buses will run between Highgate (Stoney Lane) and Small Heath (Golden Hillock Road) only. From 10:30 buses will run the full route. In addition, from 08:30 until 19:00 buses will divert between Lee Bank Middleway and Five Ways via Balsall Heath. Priory Road, Bristol Road and Holloway Head. From 10:30 buses will run the full route.

9 - Birmingham to Stourbridge

From 08:00 until 19:00, buses will be diverted in both directions. Towards Stourbridge via Wolverhampton Road, Bleakhouse Road, Tame Road, Kingsway, Halesowen Road and Kent Road. Towards Birmingham via Kent Road, Halesowen Road, Kingsway and Walters Road. Unfortunately towards Stourbridge we are unable to serve the normal route between The Amber Tavern and The Royal Oak. Towards Birmingham we are unable to serve stops between The Royal Oak and Quinton Island. 

14 - Birmingham to Chelmsley Wood

From start of service until 10:30, buses will operate between Birmingham and Lea Village only. Unfortunately we are unable to serve any stops between Lea Village and Yorkminster Drive during this time.

16 - Birmingham to Hamstead

From start of service until 20:00, buses will be unable to serve the Birmingham Markets area. During this time buses will finish at Smallbrook Queensway and restart from outside Birmingham New Street Station.

17 - Birmingham to Tile Cross

From start of service until 10:30, buses will operate between Birmingham and Garretts Green Lane only. In addition, during this time buses will divert between Birmingham and Small Heath via Jennens Road, Garrison Lane and Cattell Road. 

18 - Yardley Wood to Bartley Green

From 08:00 until 19:00, buses will operate between Yardley Wood and Cromwell Lane only. In addition, buses will divert in two parts. Between Brandwood Park and Kings Norton buses will run via Brandwood Park Road, Allens Croft Road, Fordhouse Lane and Pershore Road. Between Northfield and Cromwell Lane buses will run via Bell Hill, Shenley Lane and Long Nuke Road. At Bangham Pit buses will run in a one-way loop via Genners Lane, Cromwell Lane and Moors Lane. Bus stops on Northfield High Street will not be served, customers should use the Grosvenor Centre stops in both directions.

19 - Q.E. Hospital to Dudley

From start of service until 19:00, journeys between Q.E. Hospital and Dudley will divert between Harborne and Quinton, operating via Lordswood Road, Hagley Road West, Wolverhampton Road, Bristnall Hall Road, Tame Road and Kingsway. Journeys between Q.E. Hospital and Halesowen will run the normal route until Quinton Tesco only. Customers around Welsh House Farm and Worlds End who require access to Quinton and Halesowen should use the service to Harborne and change there. 

23 - Birmingham to Bartley Green

From 08:00 until 19:00, buses will divert between Birmingham and Harborne, running from Birmingham at Five Ways via Islington Row Middleway, Wellington Road and Church Road to Westbourne Road. Towards Birmingham via Somerset Road, Edgbaston Park Road, Wellington Road and Bristol Street. In addition, buses will divert between Sommerfield Estate and Newman University, via Jiggins Lane. Unfortunately stops on Clapgate Lane, Adams Hill, Field Lane and Romsley Road cannot be served during this time. 

24 - Birmingham to Quinton Road West

From 08:00 until 19:00, buses will divert between Birmingham and Harborne, running from Birmingham at Five Ways via Islington Row Middleway, Wellington Road and Church Road to Westbourne Road. Towards Birmingham via Somerset Road, Edgbaston Park Road, Wellington Road and Bristol Street. In addition, buses will operate in a one-way loop between Harborne and Quinton Road West. Passengers from Court Oak Road, Ridgacre Road, Ridgacre Lane, Dwellings Lane, Highfield Road and Quinton Road West should use bus stops on the ‘towards Quinton Road West’ side of the road to access Harborne and Birmingham. Between Quinton Road West and Harborne the service will run via West Boulevard, Tennal Lane, Tennal Road and War Lane. 

28 - Great Barr to Small Heath

From start of service until 10:30, buses will divert towards Small Heath only, running from Yardley Green Road via Green Lane, Grange Road, Muntz Street and Golden Hillock Road. Journeys from Small Heath will run the normal line of route.

35 - Birmingham to Hawkesley

From start of service until 19:00, buses will run between Birmingham and Druids Heath (50 terminus) only, running via Brandwood Park Road, Broad Lane, Alcester Road South, Maypole and Bells Lane. In addition, until 10:30 buses will terminate at Bradford Street near the Coach Station. Unfortunately during this time we are unable to serve Parsons Hill, Pool Farm or Hawkesley.

45 - Birmingham to Longbridge

From start of service until 20:00, the service will divert between Birmingham City Centre and Priory Road in both directions. In addition, between 08:00 and 19:00, the service will operate between Birmingham and Kings Norton Railway Station only.

47 - Birmingham to Longbridge

From start of service until 20:00, buses will operate in full between Birmingham and Longbridge, diverting between Birmingham City Centre and Priory Road in both directions. 

48 - West Bromwich to Northfield

From start of service until 19:00, buses will divert between Kings Norton and Turves Green running via Wychall Lane and Staple Lodge Road in both directions. Unfortunately we are unable to serve Hawkesley or West Heath during this time.

49 - Solihull to Northfield

From start of service until 19:00, buses are only able to run between Solihull Station and Shirley Station only. Unfortunately we are unable to run any of the 49 route between Shirley Station and Northfield. 

50 - Birmingham to Druids Heath

From 01:00 until 10:30, buses will terminate at Bradford Street near the Coach Station.

55 - Birmingham to Chelmsley Wood

From start of service until 10:30, buses will run between Birmingham and Kingshurst only. From Gilson Way buses will use Fordbridge Road and finish near Kingshurst Way. 

60 - Birmingham to Cranes Park

From start of service until 10:30, buses will be split. A shuttle service will operate between Birmingham and Small Heath, operating via Jennens Road, Coventry Road, Golden Hillock Road, Waverley Road and Oldknow Road, returning via Coventry Road, Cattell Road, Tilton Road, Garrison Lane and Jennens Road. In Birmingham buses will use stop MS10 on Moor Street Queensway. In addition, Cranes Park will be served by a shuttle service to Solihull via Sheldon Wheatsheaf and Old Lode Lane. Customers on Coventry Road travelling towards Birmingham between Sheldon and Hay Mills should use services X1 and X2, which will serve all stops.

61 - Birmingham to Holly Hill

Unfortunately we are unable to operate buses on the 61 between 08:00 and 19:00. Before and after this time we are operating a normal service. Customers from Holly Hill Road and Frogmill Road will be served by an extended 63 service.

63 - Birmingham to Holly Hill

From 08:00 - 19:00, buses will divert in the Rubery area, running towards Holly Hill from Bristol Road South, Whetty Lane and New Road. Towards Birmingham via Callowbrook Lane direct to Bristol Road South. Unfortunately stops at Rose & Crown and Rubery Flyover cannot be served.  In addition, buses will extend from Arden Road to cover part of the 61 route, operating via New Street, Frogmill Road and Holly Hill Road. 

72 - Solihull to Chelmsley Wood

From start of service until 10:30, buses will divert between Sheldon Wheatsheaf and Marston Green Station, operating via Coventry Road, Cargo Terminal, Bickenhill Parkway and Bickenhill Lane. Unfortunately stops between Sheldon Wheatsheaf and Marston Green Station cannot be served. 

80 & 80A - Birmingham to West Bromwich

From start of service until 20:00, buses are unable to serve the Birmingham Markets area. During this time, buses will operate via Smallbrook Queensway and finish outside Birmingham New Street Station.

94 - Birmingham to Chelmsley Wood

From start of service until 10;30, buses will operate between Birmingham and Arran Way only. From Birmingham the service will finish at Arran Way, with journeys back towards Birmingham commencing from Lundy View. 

96 - Kingstanding to Chelmsley Wood

From start of service until 10:30, buses will run between Kingstanding and Kingshurst. Buses will run the normal route until Chester Road, then via Over Green Drive, Marston Drive, Gilson Way and Fordbridge Road, terminating near Kingshurst Way.

97 -Birmingham to Chelmsley Wood

From start of service until 10:30, buses will run between Birmingham and Garretts Green (McDonalds) only. Unfortunately stops between Garretts Green and Coleshill Heath Road cannot be served. 

X1 - Birmingham to Coventry

From 01:00 until 10:30, buses will start at Bradford Street near the Coach Station, running towards Coventry via Stratford Road, Warwick Road, Acocks Green, Dovehouse Lane and Hobs Moat Road to Sheldon Wheatsheaf, where it will continue towards Coventry. Towards Birmingham buses will run via Coventry Road between Sheldon and Hay Mills as normal, diverting via Bradford Street to terminate near the Coach Station.. Between 07:00 and 13:30, buses will be unable to serve Meriden Village, serving a temporary stop on Maxstoke Lane, near Birmingham Road before returning to the A45. In addition, between 07:00 and 13:30 buses will divert in both directions from Holyhead Road via Four Pounds Avenue, Butts Avenue and Corporation Street. Towards Birmingham buses will run via Coventry Road between Sheldon and Hay Mills as normal. 

X2 - Birmingham to Solihull

From start of service until 10:30, buses will start from Bradford Street near the Coach Station. Towards Solihull buses will divert via Stratford Road, Warwick Road, Acocks Green and Dovehouse Lane, joining the normal route near Jaguar Land Rover. Towards Birmingham buses will run the normal route until Watering Hole Island, diverting via Bradford Street, finishing near the Coach Station. Customers travelling towards Solihull between Sheldon Wheatsheaf and Jaguar Land Rover should board the shuttle service from Cranes Park to Solihull which will operate via the X2 route. 

X8 - Birmingham to Wolverhampton

From 08:00 until 19:00, buses will be diverted in both directions. Towards Wolverhampton via Wolverhampton Road, Bleakhouse Road, Tame Road and Kingsway Towards Birmingham via Kingsway and Walters Road. Unfortunately towards Wolverhampton we are unable to serve the normal route between The Amber Tavern and Quinton Motorway Bridge. Towards Birmingham we are unable to serve the stop at Quinton Church.

X10 - Birmingham to Merry Hill

From 08:00 until 19:00, buses will be diverted in both directions. Towards Merry Hill via Wolverhampton Road, Bleakhouse Road, Tame Road and Kingsway Towards Birmingham via Kingsway and Walters Road. Unfortunately towards Merry Hill we are unable to serve the normal route between The Amber Tavern and Quinton Motorway Bridge. Towards Birmingham we are unable to serve the stop at Quinton Church.

X12 - Birmingham to Solihull

From start of service until 10:30, buses will run in two sections, splitting at Chelmsley Wood. The Solihull to Chelmsley Wood will be running as normal. The Birmingham to Chelmsley Wood section will divert from Chester Road and terminate at Kingshurst. 

X20 - Birmingham to Rednal

From 08:00 - 19:00, buses divert between Birmingham and Edgbaston Park Road, running via Bristol Street and Wellington Road. In addition, buses will run between Birmingham and Rubery Great Park only. Unfortunately stops between Ashill Road and Rednal cannot be served.

X21 - Birmingham to Woodcock Hill

From 08:00 - 19:00, buses will run between Birmingham and Edgbaston Park Road, running via Bristol Street and Wellington Road.

X22 - Birmingham to Woodgate

From 08:00 - 19:00, buses will run between Birmingham and Edgbaston Park Road, running via Bristol Street and Wellington Road. In addition, buses will run between Birmingham and Newman University, diverting from Jiggins Lane via Genners Lane. Unfortunately stops between Adams Hill and Woodgate cannot be served. 

X70 - Birmingham to Chelmsley Wood

The 09:50 journey from Birmingham to Chelmsley Wood will terminate at Station Road (Harvester). The 09:50 and 10:50 journeys from Chelmsley Wood to Birmingham will start from Station Road (Harvester). 

Service C - Chelmsley Wood Circular

Buses will run to cover areas within Chelmsley Wood that are unable to be served before 10:30. Buses will start at Yorkminster Driver, runnng via Chelmsley Road, Pine Square, Bosworth Drive, Chapelhouse Road, Bosworth Drive, Pine Square, Greenlands Road, Helmswood Drive, Coleshill Heath Road returning to Yorkminster Drive. 

Service H - Hawkesley Hopper

Buses will run to cover Hawkesley area which cannot be served by the regular bus services. Buses will start at Vicarage Road Kings Heath, operating via Alcester Road South to Maypole, then A435 Hollywood Bypass, Middle Lane, Clewshaw Lane, Redhill Road to Man on the Moon, then Redditch Road, Foyle Road, Shannon Road, Primrose Hill, Longdales Road, Edgewood Road, Old Portway, Shannon Road, Longdales Road, Bracken Way, Redhill Road, Clewshaw Lane, Middle Lane, A435 Hollywood Bypass to Maypole, then Alcester Road South, Howard Road, All Saints Road, Abbots Road to Vicarage Road, terminating outside All Saints Church. 

 
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