From Sunday 27th October 2019 National Express West Midlands is making changes to some bus services to help improve reliability across Birmingham and the Black Country.
In addition, new bus services 54 and 54A will be introduced between Worlds End and West Bromwich to replace services 54, 54A and 55 that are currently operated by Diamond Bus.
National Express West Midlands will also operate a number of services on temporarily revised timetables (from 27th October to 1st November 2019 only), to reflect the significantly lower levels of congestion and faster journey times usually experienced during school half term holidays in the West Midlands.
To keep the kids (and adults!) entertained, customers can save on a range of days out thanks to great value offers with local attractions.
Offers include: kids go free at Dudley Zoo, 40% off Legoland Discovery Centre, 25% off at the Black Country Living Museum, and 2-for-1 at the ThinkTank Birmingham Science Museum. All available offers are listed here.
National Express West Midlands has also slashed the price of its low-fare zone day tickets from £3.50 to £3 to help save struggling Black Country high streets. And child tickets are now £1.50.
The low-fare zones cover parts of Sandwell, Dudley and Walsall, including Stourbridge, Merry Hill, Wednesbury, West Bromwich, Oldbury, Blackheath and Halesowen.
Full details and timetables for all bus services affected by the 27th October changes are available online at www.nxbus.co.uk or in travelshops and local bus stations. Key information is also highlighted below.
The below services will have some minor route and timetable amendments from 27th October 2019 onwards to help improve service reliability:
10 Birmingham - Quinton
10H Birmingham - Quinton
10S Selly Oak to Quinton
18 Merry Hill - Dudley
27 Maypole - Harborne
54 Worlds End - West Bromwich
54A Worlds End - West Bromwich
71 Chelmsley Wood - Castle Vale - Sutton Coldfield
The below services have revised timetables from 27th October 2019 onwards, to help improve service reliability:
12 Dudley - Birmingham
12A Dudley - Birmingham
13 Oldbury - Birmingham
13A Blackheath - Birmingham
19 Q.E. Hospital - Dudley
41 Willenhall to Walsall
45 West Bromwich - Walsall
46 Great Barr (Scott Arms) to West Bromwich
76 Solihull - QE Hospital / Birmingham University
X8 Wolverhampton - Birmingham
X10 Gornal Wood - Birmingham
The below services will operate on revised timetables between 27th October and 1st November 2019 only, reflecting the lower levels of congestion and faster journey times usually experienced during school half term holidays. From 2nd November the services will return to normal timetables:
1 Birmingham Five Ways - Cannon Hill Park - Moseley - Springfield - Acocks Green
1A Fox Hollies - Acocks Green - Springfield - Moseley - Cannon Hill Park - University / QE Hospital
1 Dudley - Sedgley - Wolverhampton - Tettenhall Wood
4 Solihull - Acocks Green - Birmingham
4A Gospel Oak - Acocks Green - Birmingham
5 West Bromwich - Great Barr (Scott Arms) - Pheasey - New Oscott - Sutton Coldfield
11 Wolverhampton - Underhill
18 Yardley Wood Bus Garage - Cotteridge - Northfield - Bangham Pit - Bartley Green
28 Small Heath (Heartlands Hospital) - Bordesley Green - Fox & Goose - Erdington - Great Barr (Scott Arms)
33 Birmingham - Newtown - Perry Barr - Kingstanding - Pheasey
35 Birmingham - Moseley - Kings Heath - Pool Farm - Hawkesley
45 Birmingham - Stirchley - Cotteridge - Walkers Heath - West Heath - Longbridge
47 Birmingham - Stirchley - Cotteridge - Turves Green - Longbridge
47 West Bromwich - Hateley Heath - Wednesbury
51 Birmingham - Newtown - Perry Barr - Great Barr (Scott Arms) - Walsall
59 Wolverhampton - Wednesfield - Ashmore Park
61 Frankley - Northfield - Selly Oak - Birmingham
63 Birmingham - Selly Oak - Northfield - Longbridge - Rubery - Frankley
74 Birmingham - Handsworth - West Bromwich - Great Bridge - Dudley
79 Wolverhampton - Bilston - Wednesbury - West Bromwich
82 Birmingham - Dudley Road - Cape Hill - Bearwood
87 Birmingham - Dudley Road - Cape Hill - Smethwick - Oldbury - Dudley
X1 Birmingham - Birmingham International Airport - International Station/NEC - Coventry
X2 Birmingham - Yardley - Sheldon, Wheatsheaf - Old Lode Lane - Solihull
X3 Birmingham - Aston Expressway - Erdington - Sutton Coldfield - Hill Hook - Lichfield
X4 Birmingham - Aston Expressway - Erdington - Sutton Coldfield - Minworth, Asda
X5 Birmingham - Aston Expressway - Erdington - Sutton Coldfield - Roughley
X14 Birmingham - Pype Hayes - Walmey - Falcon Lodge - Sutton Coldfield
X51 Birmingham - Great Barr (Scott Arms) - Walsall - Cannock
529 Wolverhampton - Nechells - Willenhall - Bentley - Walsall
907 Birmingham - Perry Barr - New Oscott - Sutton Coldfield
Published 22nd October 2019