Get Set for the Commonwealth Games
14 July 2022
The West Midlands welcomes the Commonwealth Games from 28th July until 8th August.
As the region ‘Gets Set for the Games’, now is the perfect time to start planning so that you’re ready too. During this region-wide event, there may potentially be some impact on your normal travel patterns. In order to minimise disruption to your local day to day activities - the www.birmingham2022.com website has lots of information available to help you plan ahead.
With lots of extra visitors to the region, the road network is likely to be busier than usual, therefore why not consider leaving the car at home and making your journeys using Public Transport instead. The busiest times will be just before and just after events take place, so think about planning your travel outside of these times, if possible.
If you are new to Diamond Bus services, the Diamond Bus website and app has lots of features to help your plan your journey with us. You can also see if the bus is busier than normal, by checking on the bus tracker on our app before the bus arrives!
Whether you are a regular passenger or trying us out for the first time, please be aware some of our services will be on diversion around games venues and certain events, so you may need to allow additional time for your journey. We will be regularly updating our social media pages to keep you up to date with the latest service information. Service diversions can also be found here and on the 'info' tab in the Diamond App too.
Commonwealth Games Service Diversions:
Please find below a list of services which are currently confirmed as having diversions in place during the games period. This list will regularly be updated over the next few weeks, so please check back closer to events in your area.
|16||West Bromwich to Birmingham||28th July - 8th August|
|X20||Stratford to Coventry||29th July – 31st July|
|21||Oldbury to Bearwood||28th July - 8th August|
|26A||Stowlawn to Wolverhampton||4th August|
|34||Kings Heath to Birmingham||28th July - 9th August|
|42||Coventry to Brownshill||29th July - 31st July|
|87||Solihull to Coventry||29th July – 31st July|
|89||Erdington to Shady Lane||29th July|
|223||Dudley to Bilston||4th August|
|224||Sedgley to Bilston||4th August|
|229||Bilston to Dudley||4th August|
|424||Perry Barr to Asda Queslett||24th July, 26th July, 28th July, then 2nd – 8th August|
Queens Baton Relay:
Between 20th July and 28th July, the Queens Baton relay will make its way through the region in the run up to the opening ceremony of the Games.
There may be some minor disruption to services as the Baton passes through areas. Short, rolling road closures may be in place in the following areas and extra visitors to the area may increase congestion, so please allow additional time for your journey:
|Wed 20 July||Lichfield, Tamworth|
|Thu 21 July||Coventry|
|Fri 22 July||Stratford Upon Avon, Worcester|
|Sat 23 July||Redditch, Bromsgrove, Kidderminster, Bridgnorth|
|Sun 24 July||Wolverhampton, Halesowen, Stourbridge, Dudley|
|Mon 25 July||Oldbury, Wednesbury, Tipton, Cradley Heath, Rowley Regis, Bearwood, West Bromwich|
|Tue 26 July||Chelmsley Wood, Hampton in Arden, Meriden, Balsall Common, Knowle, Solihull|
|Wed 27 July||Kings Heath, Birmingham City Centre|
|Thu 28 July||Sutton Coldfield, Perry Barr|
More information about the Queens Baton Relay can be found here