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11A/11C ‘Outer Circle’ route changes from Sunday 4th July 2021

From Sunday 4th July there will be changes to the 11A and 11C services. The Outer Circle will still be as it is now but rather than buses going round and round, the route will be split into two sections that connect or overlap.

We are making these changes due to the delays and unreliability that all customers on the 11 have been experiencing. This disruption is directly caused by the current ongoing roadworks in Perry Barr. We have worked hard with Birmingham City Council to try and find a solution. But because of what needs to be done in the Perry Barr area, the only way to keep the 11 running properly is for us to run it a different way.  

The services will still be numbered 11A and 11C as they are now. However, all journeys will now have an end destination. You will need to check the end destination of the bus that you board to make sure it goes where you want to travel to. 

11A | Birmingham Outer Circle (Anticlockwise) (via Acocks Green, Yardley, Erdington, Perry Barr, Handsworth, Bearwood, Selly Oak & Kings Heath)

  • Will split at Acocks Green and again at Perry Barr.
  • There will be a stop change in Erdington as buses will no longer use the Wood End Road stop. Buses will now use the 11C stop on Sutton New Road, near to Big John’s.
  • You will need to check the destination shown on the front of the bus before boarding.
  • Download the new 11A timetable from Sunday 4th July 2021 here

11C | Birmingham Outer Circle (Clockwise) (via Acocks Green, Kings Heath, Selly Oak, Bearwood, Handsworth, Perry Barr, Erdington & Yardley)

Depending on where you are travelling from and to you may need to change buses in either Acocks Green, Perry Barr or Erdington to continue your journey.

If you are on the 11A travelling from before Erdington will need to change buses in Perry Barr to continue on your journey towards Handsworth.

Customers wishing to travel beyond Erdington towards Yardley on the 11C will need to change buses. It will be easier to change buses in Stockland Green rather than Erdington. 11A buses in Erdington will no longer use the Wood End Road bus stop. They will now use the 11C stop on Sutton New Road, near to Big John’s.

Customers will need to change buses in Acocks Green to continue on their journey. For customers on the 11A travelling past the village towards Yardley  please change buses opposite Acocks Green Bowl.Customers on service 11C wanting to continue towards Kings Heath will need to change buses outside Acocks Green Bowl.

FAQs you might have

I bought a single ticket but now I have to change my bus to get to my destination. Will I have to pay again? 

No. If you have to change buses in either Acocks Green, Perry Barr or Erdington, you just need to show your current ticket to the driver to continue on your journey at no extra cost. It is important that you keep hold of your ticket once purchased. If you have paid using contactless, you will be able to tap your card again on the next bus but no extra charge will be made.

Why are you changing the route?

We have changed the route to improve service reliability and punctuality following continuous disruptions caused by the roadworks in Perry Barr. 

How frequently will the buses be running?

We will be running a service up to every 8 minutes Monday to Saturday daytimes and up to every 15 minutes on evenings and Sundays. Services will be up to every 4 minutes Monday to Saturday daytimes, between Perry Barr and Erdington. 

How will I know which bus I need to get?

We will be adding the destination to the front of the buses so you will be able to see where your bus will be headed. 

How long will this change last for?

This is a temporary change due to the roadworks in Perry Barr. We do not have an end date at this time. 

Published: 22nd June 2021

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