Signature Changes

Changes on the Signature Network

10 January 2019

West Midlands

From Monday 25th February 2019 there will be a number of changes to Diamond Signature services in Solihull and Coventry.

S1 Solihull to Damsonwood Circular This service will be renumbered to A1. Diamond will continue to operate this service, but with changes to the route and timetable. Download New Timetable here
S2 Cheswick Green to Dorridge This service will no longer be operated by Diamond Bus.
There will be changes to the route and timetable for this service, which will become a circular route also covering Hockley Heath and Blythe Valley. Service will be renumbered A6 (for short journeys between Solihull and Cheswick Green), A7 and A8. Service will be operated by Landflight.
S3 / S3W Dickens Heath to Wythall This service will no longer be operated by Diamond Bus. There will be changes to the route and timetable for this service.
S3 eastern part will be replaced by service A3 between Solihull and Dorridge. S3 western part and S3W will be replaced by service A4 from Solihull to Inkford Brook and A5 from Solihull to Dickens Heath. Both services will be operated by Landflight
S11 Solihull Circular via Buryfield Road This service will be renumbered to A2. Diamond will continue to operate this service, but with changes to the route and timetable. Download New Timetable here
S15 Solihull Circular via Widney Lane This service will no longer be operated by Diamond Bus.
The S15 will be withdrawn and will be covered by amendments to service 69 (operated by igo) which will extend into Solihull along Monkspath Hall Road.
82 Solihull to Coventry This service will no longer be operated by Diamond Bus and will be taken over by Johnsons, with minor timetable changes.
88 Solihull to Balsall Common  This service will no longer be operated by Diamond Bus and will be taken over by Johnsons. There will be changes to the route and timetable for this service.
X30 & X31 Ansty Park to Coventry City Centre This service will continue to be operated by Diamond Bus without changes until April 2019, when the service will be under review.
Service 1 Chapelfields to Walsgrave  This service will continue to be operated by Diamond Bus without changes.
42 Coventry City Centre to Brownshill Green This new service will be operated by Diamond Bus. Timetable and route details will be available soon. Download New Timetable here

‘Diamond Signature’ will be withdrawn and our services that are continuing in the area will be operated as Diamond Buses.

To ensure your transition onto new services is as easy as possible, we will update customers with links to new service information as soon as this becomes available.

Tickets & Passes
For those customers purchasing monthly or term passes on services that will no longer be operated by Diamond, please be aware that Diamond tickets and passes will not be valid for travel on new operators services. We recommend that customers do not purchase monthly passes for these services after 26th January as you will not get the full period of travel time purchased.

Weekly Diamond tickets are available for all services on-bus, online and via the app as M-tickets, nBus passes can also be purchased from Network West Midlands, which will be valid for travel on the new operators service after the transition date.

If you have purchased a Diamond Month or Termlink pass which you can no longer use, Please return the pass to our customer services department after 25th February for a pro-rata refund.

Thank you...
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers who have travelled with our Signature Network over the years and we look forward to welcoming you back on Diamond Bus services in the future.

For more information on continuing Diamond services and pass refunds email comments@diamondbuses.com

Find out more...
Transport for West Midlands will be holding an exhibition in Solihull Town Centre on Saturday 16th February between 9am – 3pm in Mell Square and also on Thursday 28th February between 9am – 1:30pm

Further service and operator information is also available at the Network West Midlands website here:

https://www.networkwestmidlands.com/ways-to-travel/bus/solihull-changes/

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