Service X64

Service X64 will be replaced with the following new routes:

X21  Woodcock Hill – Weoley Castle – Selly Oak – QE Hospital / University – Birmingham

Buses will run up to every 15 minutes

The good bits:

+ Buses will run more often between Woodcock Hill, Lodge Hill, Selly Oak, University / QE Hospital, and Birmingham city centre

+ Long Nuke Lane and Gregory Avenue have new direct buses to University / QE Hospital

The bad bits:

- The current link between Bartley Green and Weoley Castle will no longer run; however there are regular buses running up to every 15 minutes on route 002, run by Diamond

Woodcock Hill and Weoley Castle will be linked to Birmingham by new route X21. This will run from Woodcock Hill along Woodcock Lane, Cromwell Lane, Moors Lane, Hillwood Road, Long Nuke Road and Gregory Avenue to Weoley Castle, then it will continue as the X64 does currently to Edgbaston. It will then run a limited stop service into Birmingham city centre. 

One bus stop on Woodcock Lane will not be served. The nearest stops are located at Weoley Castle Road (by Shenley Lane) or Woodcock Lane (by Shenley Fields Homes). The closest stop to Newman University is located at Cromwell Lane / Moors Lane, which is approximately a 5 minute walk.

X22 Woodgate – Bartley Green – Quinton Road – QE Hospital / University – Birmingham

Buses will run up to every 20 minutes

The good bits:

+ Buses run more often between Bartley Green and University / QE Hospital, Birmingham

+ Kitwell and Jiggins Lane have new direct buses to University / QE Hospital

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

The bad bits:

- Kitwell and Jiggins Lane will no longer have direct buses to Harborne, but most should find it easy to change between the 23 / new X22 along Stonehouse Road or California Way

- Buses will run less often during the day to Kitwell and Jiggins Lane - every 20 minutes instead of every 15 minutes

Woodgate and Bartley Green will be linked to the QE Hospital / University by new route X22. This will run a more direct route to the QE Hospital / University via Jiggins Lane and Quinton Road, instead of Weoley Castle.

Kitwell and Jiggins Lane - currently served by the 22 - will be served by the new X22. This will run from Woodgate via Kitwell, Romsley Road, Bartley Green, Jiggins Lane, California, Quinton Road and University / QE Hospital to Birmingham city centre.

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. 

Bus stops for QE Hospital / University

New Service Timetables:

Service X21 Timetable - From 22nd July

Service X22 Timetable - From 22nd July

Associated Routes