Services 61 / 63

The X61 / 63 will be modified to include the following routes:

In Frankley and along Bristol Road:   

61  Frankley – Northfield – Selly Oak – Birmingham

Buses will run up to every 10 minutes

There are no changes to the route of:

63  Frankley – Rubery – Longbridge – Northfield – Selly Oak – Birmingham

Buses will run up to every 10 minutes

Along Bristol Road there will be a new limited stop Platinum route:

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

Buses will run up to every 20 minutes

The good bits:

+ Buses will run more often along the 61 route

+ Holly Hill Road and Frogmill Road will now be served by the 61

+ In combination, routes 61 / 63 will run more often between Northfield and Birmingham

+ More buses will run through Selly Oak in the evenings and on Sundays

+ Bristol Road South has a new limited stop service to QE Hospital / University and Birmingham city centre (X20)

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

The bad bits:

- Two stops on Cornwall Road on Boleyn Road will no longer be served by the 61, but are only a short walk away from stops on Ormond Road

- Platinum buses will no longer serve the 61 route

The X61 will be replaced by the new 61 service. This will run from the Arden Road terminus in Frankley, along New Street, Holly Hill Road, Frogmill Road, Tessall Lane and Frankley Beeches Road to Bristol Road South. It will then run along the same route as the 63 to Birmingham city centre.

The 61 will run more often during the day than the current X61 service, and between Northfield and Birmingham the new 61 will run alongside the 63. This means buses will run more often between Northfield, Selly Oak and Birmingham.

The 63 will run a little less often during the day, up to every 10 minutes. 

A new limited stop service, the X20, will run from Cofton Hackett and Rednal along Bristol Road to QE Hospital / University and Birmingham city centre.

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

The X20 will serve QE Hospital and the 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 61 Timetable - From 22nd July

Service 63 Timetable - From 22nd July 

Service X20 Timetable - From 22nd July