Buses will run up to every 30 minutes
The good bits:
+ New direct links between University / QE Hospital to West Heath and Turves Green
+ Buses run more often between University / QE Hospital and Bournville, Cotteridge, Kings Norton and Hawkesley
+ Buses will now run on Sundays too!
Hawkesley will be served by changes to the 48, offering direct links to Cotteridge, Bournville, Selly Oak and QE Hospital / University. This replaces the current 84.
The 48 will also run from Hawkesley to West Heath and Northfield to replace the current 27.
The route buses will run along from Northfield is the same as the current 27, using Bristol Road South (past Northfield Pool & Fitness Centre), Great Stone Road, Woodland Road, Church Hill (past Northfield Train Station), West Heath Road, Abbeydale Road, Harpers Road, Turves Green, Clunbury Road, Cropredy Road, Lilley Lane, Redhill Road, Braken Way and Longdales Road to Shannon Road in Hawkesley. Buses will then continue through Hawkesley (to replace the current 84) along Shannon Road, Masshouse Lane, Pershore Road South (past Kings Norton Train Station), Watford Road, Linden Road and Oak Tree Lane to Selly Oak. The 48 will then carry on along its normal route through the QE Hospital, Harborne and Bearwood to West Bromwich.
Towards Northfield, buses will follow the reverse of the route above.
The 48 will serve QE Hospital and the University of Birmingham using stops within the hospital main entrance, as well as stops on Vincent Drive, located a short walk away near University train station.