Service 49

There will be a slight change to the 49:

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

Buses will run up to every 15 minutes

The good bits: 

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

+ Holly Hill Road will be served by the new 61, running up to every 10 minutes to Northfield, Selly Oak and Birmingham

The current 49 route will not change between Solihull and West Heath.

Between West Heath and Longbridge, buses will use Longbridge Lane instead of Groveley Lane and Coombes Lane. These roads will instead be served by changes to the 45.

In Frankley, the 49 will serve Ormond Road, Arden Road, New Street and Tessall Lane. The new 61 will serve Holly Hill Road, Frogmill Road and Tessall Lane. This means that Holly Hill Road will not have direct links to Rubery and Longbridge, but will have more frequent buses to Northfield and a new direct link to Birmingham city centre.

In Allens Cross, the improved 49 will be the only service, running up to every 15 minutes. This will replace the current infrequent combination of 29 / 49 services, meaning that the new 49 should be more reliable.

New Service Timetables:

Service 49 Timetable - From 22nd July

Associated Routes