National Express West Midlands bus service changes from 27th October 2019

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

  • The terminus on Colmore Row will move to stop SH1 (the same stop as service 24)
  • From Four Dwellings School buses will operate direct from Quinton Road West onto Simmons Drive
  • At the end of Simmons Drive, buses will then run along Quinton Road West to Hopedale Road and serve Faraday Avenue and Firsby Road before rejoining the current route from West Boulevard
  • Timetables have been revised throughout the week

10H Birmingham - Quinton

  • The service will only operate between City and QE Hospital
  • Minor alterations to timetables

10S Selly Oak to Quinton

  • The service will operate between Quinton and Selly Oak
  • From Four Dwellings School buses will operate direct from Quinton Road West onto Simmons Drive
  • At the end of Simmons Drive, buses will then run along Quinton Road West to Hopedale Road and serve Faraday Avenue and Firsby Road before rejoining the current route from West Boulevard
  • There will be a small route change in Selly Oak
  • Buses will operate a one-way loop serving Gibbins Road and Lodge Hill Road to get to the terminus at Oak Tree Lane
  • Timetables have been revised throughout the week

18 Merry Hill - Dudley

  • Sunday daytime journeys have been introduced to replace those currently operated by Diamond Bus

27 Maypole - Harborne

  • The terminus will no longer operate from High Street, Green Man
  • A new terminus will operate from outside Waitrose, Vivian Road
  • Minor alterations to timetables
  • 36 Heartlands Hospital - Tyseley - Acocks Green - Sparkhill
  • This service will not be operated by National Express West Midlands from 27th October 2019 due to the end of the contract
  • Customers should check the Network West Midlands website for more information

54 Worlds End - West Bromwich

54A Worlds End - West Bromwich

  • New services replacing the 54, 54A & 55 currently operated by Diamond Bus
  • There will be a minor route change in the Brandhall area. Buses will operate via Tame Road instead of Brennand Road
  • Every other journey on the 54 will operate as service 54AThe service will operate from Thimblemill Road via Londonderry (Queens Head), Bristnall Hall Lane, Salop Road, Eva Road and Hill Top Road to Warley, The George, replacing service 55 on this section of the route
  • Certain journeys on the 54A will extend from Worlds End to Quinton Tesco
  • These journeys will operate via Higgins Lane towards Quinton and return via Quinton Road West, Hopedale Road and Faraday Avenue.
  • Sunday journeys currently operated by Diamond Bus as service 54A will operate as service 54 but will continue to run direct along Norman Road

71 Chelmsley Wood - Castle Vale - Sutton Coldfield

  • Weekday timetable has been revised
  • Most journeys are unchanged but there are some amendments to morning peak services
  • There are no changes to weekend services

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

 
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