Service 98

The 98 will be replaced with a brand new Platinum route:

X20  Cofton Hackett – Rednal – Longbridge – Northfield – Selly Oak – QE Hospital / University – Birmingham

Buses run up to every 20 minutes

The good bits:     

+ New X20 offers a direct link from Cofton Hackett to Northfield, University / QE Hospital and Birmingham city centre

+ Bristol Road South will have a new limited stop service to University / QE Hospital and Birmingham city centre

+ New Platinum buses on X20 route, offering premium comfort with extra legroom, wifi and USB points

The bad bits:

- Great Park, Leach Green Lane and parts of Lickey Road will not be served by the new X20 service

The new X20 service will run from Cofton Hackett via Groveley Lane, Lowhill Lane, Lickey Road and Edgewood Road, through Rednal to Bristol Road South at Great Park. It will then run a limited stop service through Northfield, Selly Oak and QE Hospital / University to Birmingham city centre.

Leach Green Lane and parts of Lickey Road are not served by the X20. The nearest alternative stops along the new route are on Lowhill Lane, Lickey Road, Edgewood Road, Ashill Road and Bristol Road South. 

Leach Green Lane and Lickey Road will be served by changes to route 19 run by igo. Full details of this service will be available from shortly.

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

The X20 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 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.

Bus stops for QE Hospital / University

New Service Timetable:

Service X20 Timetable - From 22nd July 

Associated Routes