New Network Zone Names

New Diamond & Midland Classic Network Ticket Names

17 January 2023

West Midlands Worcester and Warwickshire Derbyshire Leicestershire Shropshire Staffordshire Warwickshire Worcestershire

Diamond & Midland Classic Network Ticket Names will be changing from 23rd January 2023.

The Diamond Network ticket range, which is valid across the West Midlands, Worcestershire, Warwickshire areas, will change their name to “Diamond Network Zone A” tickets.

Midland Classic Network tickets which are valid on Midland Classic, Select and Chaserider services, will change their name to “Diamond Network Zone B”

This change will occur because we are now phasing out the Midland Classic name to Diamond East Midlands and introducing Diamond East Midlands tickets to the Diamond Bus App.

Diamond / Midland Classic Network ticket prices will not change and the validity areas for these products will remain the same. The T&Cs for each of the new “Network Zones” can be found below.

Network ticket products will be renamed on ticket machines and will be available on the relevant services / areas. The Diamond website & app will be updated with new M-ticket names. New ticket zones for Diamond East Midlands services in Lichfield and Burton Zones will also be added to the Diamond Bus App.

Existing Midland Classic m-tickets on the My Trip app will continue to be valid until further notice. But we encourage customers to move across to the new Diamond Bus App products as My Trip tickets will be phased out over the next few months.

Customers current tickets with the “old” product names will also continue to be valid until their expiry date.

New Zone Names:

Diamond Network ‘Zone A’

Formerly “Diamond Network” tickets
Valid on all* Diamond services within the following county boundaries; West Midlands County, Shropshire, Warwickshire & Worcestershire. 

*Some service exceptions apply – Not valid on Kidderminster school services 828 & 829. Valid for cross boundary travel from Sutton Coldfield to Tamworth on service 76, 76A, 76B, not valid on any other Staffordshire services. 

Diamond Network ‘Zone B’

Formerly “Midland Classic Network” tickets
Valid on all* Diamond services within the following county boundaries; Staffordshire, Derbyshire & Leicestershire. Also valid on Chaserider and Select Bus services. 

*Some service exceptions apply – Not valid on Tamworth services 76, 76A, 76B. Not valid on X11, 20, X41, 125, 129, 829 and other certain contracted and school services.

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