Service Disruptions

HAIL AND RIDE SECTION ON SERVICE 4H & 17 30th July - 31st December
From Sunday 30th July 2017 a section of the 4H and 17 service along Huntingtree Road, between the junctions of Wall Well and Elizabeth Road will become hail and ride.

The temporary bus stop on Huntingtree Road will no longer be there. However passengers may still wait at this location to board the bus, as part of the hail and ride agreement.

We would ask passengers to wait in a position which is clear and safe for the bus to stop, and clearly indicate to the driver on approach that you wish to hail this service.

On disembarking please ring the bell and notify to the driver that you wish to get off the bus. The driver will pull over when it is next safe to do so.

Affects Services: 4H, 17

50 SERVICE BUS STOP CHANGES 1st October - 1st October
From Sunday 1st October 2017, some bus stops will be removed from the 50 Birmingham to Maypole route.

The below bus stops will be removed or signposted as ’Not In Use’ from this date.

Drivers will not be permitted to stop at the withdrawn stops and Passengers are advised to board or alight at the next available bus stop on the route.

50 from Birmingham:
Birchill Street
Moseley Street
Athole Street
Louise Lorne Road
Moor Green Lane
Warstock Road

50 from Maypole:
Maypole opp. Amwell Grove
War stock Road
Button Road
Moor Green Lane
Woodbridge Road
Louise Lorne Road
Leopold Street
Moseley Street
Birchill Street

Affects Services: 50

749 SERVICE ROUTE CHANGE 9th October - 9th October
At the request or Ridgewood School and Passengers, the 749 route will change from Monday 9th October.

The service will now operate as follows:

749 from Amblecote: Service will commence from the 228 Bus Stop on Hillfields Road (opp. Sandringham Way), then left onto Vicarage Road, continue along Vicarage Road, right onto High Street and normal line of route to Ridgewood High School.

749 from Ridgewood High School: Normal line of route until Vicarage Road, then continue along Vicarage Road, turn right onto Hillfields Road and terminate on Hillfields Road (adj. Sandringham Way).

Please note: Trinity Road will no longer be served, Passengers are advised to catch the service at the 228 bus stop on Vicarage Road (nr. Trinity Road).

Affects Services: 749

VALID PASSES ON SERVICES 831, 833 & 803 16th October - 20th October
Diamond Kidderminster Zone and Diamond Network tickets and passes are NOT valid for travel on school services 831, 833 & 803.

This includes all Diamond tickets available at PayPoint stores.

The correct tickets for travel on these services are:
- School Service Child Single - 1.60
- School Service Child Return - 2.50
- School Service Child Week - 10.00

These tickets are available to purchase on-board and are valid for travel on these services only.

Any existing PayPoint ticket purchased in error for travel on these services will be accepted until Friday 20th October only. After this date the correct tickets listed above will be required.

A valid Severn Card or Scholars Pass issued by the local authority is valid for use on these services and may continue to be used.

Affects Services: 831, 833, 803

Ravensbank Drive, Redditch Road Closure 30th October - 8th December

Ravensbank Drive, Redditch from the junction of Madeley Road to Home Meadow Road will be closed in the North-bound direction. The 62 service will be diverted as follows:

62 services North onto Industrial Estate:
Normal route onto Moon Moat Industrial Estate, turning around at the Madeley Roundabout. Turning right at Moon Moat Roundabout into Moons Moat Drive, right onto Winyates Way, passed the TA Centre, right onto Churchill Way. At Churchill Centre right onto Tanhouse Lane. At the end of the road, turn left on to Ravensbank Drive / Paper Mill Drive.

62 services South off Industrial Estate: Services are unaffected.

Affects Services: 62

Red Hill, Stourbridge Road Closure 13th November - 8th December
Monday 13th November until Friday 8th December.

Red Hill, Stourbridge will be closed from it’s junction with Glasshouse Hill to facilitate essential gas main replacement works.

During this period Services 142, 276 and 287 will be diverted via Hagley Road.

Red Hill and Church Street will NOT be served.

Passengers should board or alight at Stourbridge Bus Station or at the bus stops on Brook Road.

Affects Services: 142, 276, 287

S3 Service Diversion 15th November - 8th December
From 15th November 2017 For approx. 2-3 weeks

Due to the closure of the right turn from Stratford Road onto Solihull Road for approx. 2-3 weeks the S3 will divert as follows towards Hockley Heath only:

From Bills Lane, right onto School Road, Union Road, Longmore Road, Blossomfield Road, Danford Lane onto Sharmans Cross Road and continue normal line of route.

Bus Stops on Stratford Road & Solihull Road will not be served.
Drivers will drop passengers off where safe to do so on School Road for Shirley.

Buses towards Dickens Heath & Wythall will not be affected.

Affects Services: S3

From Sunday 19th November 2017 The following stand changes will take place in Stourbridge Bus Station:

Service Destination Current Stand New Stand from 19th
267 Wall Heath B C
257 Dudley B C
657 Kingswinford B C
142 Halesowen C B
227 Kinver C B
228 Kinver C B
287 Merry Hill C B
298 Pedmore C B
299 Pedmore C B

Affects Services: 657, 267, 142, 257, 227, 228, 287, 298, 299

Wood St, Stratford Road Closure 23rd November
Wood St, Stratford will be closed to traffic on Thursday 23rd November, for the Christmas Lights Switch-on. During this time all Stratford services will use MOP stops throughout the day.

Affects Services: 19, 27, 229, X19, 229S, 290

High Street, Wednesfield Road Closure 23rd November
Thursday 23 November 2017 From 1500 - 2000 hours

High Street, Wednesfield will be closed to due to the Christmas Lights Switch-On event.

During this period the 65 service will divert along Alfred Squires Way.

Passengers should board the 65 service at the 25 service bus stops along on Alfred Squires Way.

Affects Services: 65

Worcester Road, Hagley Road Closure 24th November
Friday 24th November 2017 from 16:00hrs - 21:00hrs

There will be a road closure along Worcester Road, Hagley due to the Christmas Lights switch on event. During this time the 192 service will be diverted as follows:

192 & 192A Services from Halesowen - Services will continue normal route towards Hagley and after serving Paramount Showrooms on the Hagley Road divert along the A456 Birmingham Road and resume usual route at Summervale Road.

192 & 192A Services from Kidderminster - after serving West Hagley, adj Summervale Road services will divert along A456 Birmingham Road and resume normal route at Paramount Showrooms.

Affects Services: 192

High Street and Market Street, Stourbridge 25th November
Saturday 25 November 2017 From 0600 to 1900 hours

High Street and Market Street, Stourbridge will be closed due to the Christmas Lights Switch-On event.

During this period Service 250 will be unable to access the town centre and will divert via the Stourbridge Ring Road - New Road and Bath Road.

Passengers should board or alight at Stourbridge Bus Station during this time.

Affects Services: 250

Station Rd, Dorridge Closure 27th November
27 November 2017 between 16:00 and 20:00, Station Rd, Dorridge will be closed between Station Approach and Poplar Rd.

During this time the S3 will operate the normal route towards Hockley.
The S3/ S3W towards Solihull will divert via Station Approach, the Avenue the Forrest Road.

The S2 will divert as follows:
At the end of Popular Road turn left onto Station Road, dropping passengers for Dorridge Station along Station Rd, where it is safe to do so. Then continue to the first roundabout, turn around, back along Station Rd and turn right into Popular Road, to return towards Solihull.
The Dorridge Rail Station will NOT be served by the S2 between 16.00 and 18.30. Passengers are advised to board to S2 towards Solihull on Popular Road.

Affects Services: S2, S3

Merry Hill Special Fare Withdrawal 1st December - 1st December
The Merry Hill £1.00 Special Fare between Stourbridge and Merry Hill on these services:

227, 228, 250, 251, 287, 296

will be withdrawn from 1st December 2017.

From this date, standard Diamond West Midlands fares will be applicable for these journeys.

Affects Services: 227, 228, 250, 251, 287, 296

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