Service 29

Service 29 will be replaced with the following new and amended routes:

Between Harborne and Birmingham: 

Bartley Green / Woodgate Valley North | Harborne | Five Ways | Birmingham

Buses will run up to every 4-5 minutes between Harborne and Birmingham

Local links between Harborne, Weoley Castle and Northfield:

Harborne | Quinton Road | Weoley Castle | Northfield | Bournville | Kings Heath | Maypole

Buses will run up to every 20 minutes

Local links between Northfield, Allens Cross and Frankley:   

Solihull | Shirley | Maypole | Cotteridge | West Heath | Longbridge | Rubery | Frankley | Allens Cross | Northfield 

Buses will run up to every 15 minutes

Direct links to Birmingham from Weoley Castle and Shenley Fields:   

Woodcock Hill | Weoley Castle | Selly Oak | QE Hospital / University | Birmingham

Buses will run up to every 15 minutes

Direct links to Birmingham from Quinton Road:     

Woodgate | Bartley Green | Quinton Road | QE Hospital / University | Birmingham

Buses will run up to every 20 minutes

The good bits:

+ Harborne to Birmingham buses will now simply be numbered 23 / 24

+ More buses will serve Quinton Road, up to every 15 minutes to Birmingham (X22), up to every 20 minutes to Harborne (27)

+ New direct links to University / QE Hospital from Quinton Road and Gregory Avenue

+ Allens Cross area will have more buses on the 49 to / from Northfield, Rubery and Longbridge, running up to every 15 minutes

+ New platinum buses on route X22, offering premium comfort with extra legroom, wifi and USB points

The bad bits:

- There will be no direct link between Weoley Castle, Quinton Road and Five Ways; passengers will need to change at California or Harborne, using the 27 / 23

In Frankley and Allens Cross the new 49 will offer improved local links, running up to every 15 minutes, and be more reliable than the current 29 which experiences delays caused by unpredictable congestion in Birmingham. In Frankley, the 49 will not run along Holly Hill Road, instead running faster along New Street and Tessall Lane. Holly Hill Road will be served by new 61.

Northfield, Weoley Castle, Quinton Road and Harborne will be served by changes to the 27, that will run up to every 20 minutes between these areas. The route is the same as the current 29 and will run along Bell Hill, Shenley Lane, Gregory Avenue, Weoley Castle Road, Castle Square, Beckbury Road, Castle Road, Alwold Road, Barnes Hill, California Way, Northfield Road and Quinton Road. It will then run a loop via Metchley Lane, Harborne High Street, Vivian Road, Harborne Park Road to Quinton Road, returning to Northfield along the reverse route.

Weoley Castle will be linked to Birmingham by a new route, the X21, running from Woodcock Hill along Long Nuke Road and Gregory Avenue to Weoley Castle, then along a similar route as the current X64 to Birmingham. Between University and Birmingham city centre, the X21 will be a limited stop service.

Quinton Road will be linked to Birmingham by a new route, the X22, that will run from Woodgate, along Quinton Road to QE Hospital / University, then follows the same route as the current X64 into Birmingham.

Information for those travelling to QE Hospital / University of Birmingham:

The X21 / X22 will serve the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and University of Birmingham using stops on Vincent Drive - located a short walk away near University train station - instead of the bus stops within the hospital main entrance. This is due to unpredictable delays caused by queuing traffic, and parking issues within the main hospital entrance. The 27 will serve stops on Metchley Lane.

Bus stops for QE Hospital / University

New Service Timetables:

Service 23 Timetable - From 22nd July

Service 24 Timetable - From 22nd July

Service 27 Timetable - From 22nd July

Service 49 Timetable - From 22nd July

Service X21 Timetable - From 22nd July

Service X22 Timetable - From 22nd July

Associated Routes

23 24 27 29 49 X21 X22
 
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