Plan for Commonwealth Games

Get Set for the Commonwealth Games

14 July 2022

West Midlands Worcester and Warwickshire

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 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.

Service Destination Date affected
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:

Date Areas Affected
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

For Diamond Bus service updates follow @diamondbuses on Facebook or Twitter, and for updates on the wider network during the games follow @TransportForWM

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