Termlink Guide

We now offer a range of Termlink passes for students in both the Midlands and North West Regions, As long as you’re in full time education you can take advantage of one of our Termlink passes.

New for September 2019...
We have now added great value student Termlink passes for travellers in the Greater Manchester area too!

Your Termlink pass will automatically be issued as an M-ticket which you can show to the driver on your smart phone. Now there is no more waiting for your bus pass to arrive in post and your pass will be safely stored on your mobile phone. Simply create an account on our website or download the Diamond App, upload your photo, buy your Termlink pass and it will be ready to activate at the start of term.

Term Passes are available to purchase here.

If you are new to M-tickets, check out our M-ticket guide here.

Pass Criteria:

New Greater Manchester Termlink Passes

Available to students from any college or university in Greater Manchester. A valid Student ID from your college/Uni (not NUS) must be presented with this pass.

Valid for unlimited travel across Greater Manchester.

PLEASE NOTE: Not valid on 'school day only' school bus services operated under contract to Transport for Greater Manchester. M-ticket Only, Photocard style pass not available on this product.

West Midlands Child Termlink

Available to ages 5-15 inclusive. Teenagers who may look older than 15 may be requested to show proof of age to the driver when boarding with a Child Termlink pass.

Valid for unlimited travel on all Diamond services in the West Midlands Zone.

PLEASE NOTE: West Midlands Termlink is valid for travel in the West Midlands County only and is NOT valid for travel in the Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Wyvern areas. Not valid on Diamond North West services. Full West Midlands boundary information can be found here.

West Midlands 16-18 Termlink

Available to age 16-18 inclusive who are holders of a n-Network 16-18 photocard and in full time education or an apprentice or trainee. Holders of a Diamond West Midlands Termlink 16-18 will be required to also show the driver a valid nNetwork 16-18 photo card to show they are entitled to travel at child rate fares and are requested to carry this card with them when they travel, as you may be asked to produce this by the driver or inspector to prove you are entitled to travel with this pass.

Valid for unlimited travel on all Diamond services in the West Midlands Zone.

PLEASE NOTE: West Midlands Termlink is valid for travel in the West Midlands County only and is NOT valid for travel in the Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Wyvern areas. Not valid on Diamond North West services. Full West Midlands boundary information can be found here

nNetwork 16-18 Photocard
A n-network 16-18 photocard entitles you to child rate season tickets or child rate fares within the Network West Midlands area.
You are entitled to a n-network 16-18 photocard if you are in full time education (minimum 12 hours per week) or are an apprentice or trainee, you are under 18 before the 1st September of the current academic year and live in the West Midlands County in a property that is eligible for Council Tax to one of these seven District Councils; Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall, Wolverhampton. For more information and to apply for your 16-18 photocard visit the Network West Midlands website.

West Midlands Student Termlink

Available to age 18 and over in full time education (min 12 hrs per week) and those students aged 16-18 who are not entitled to a n-Network 16-18 photocard, but are in full time education. Student Termlink pass holders are requested to carry proof of full time student ID when travelling with this pass, you may be asked to produce this by the driver or inspector to prove you are entitled to travel with this pass.

Valid for unlimited travel on all Diamond services in the West Midlands Zone.

PLEASE NOTE: West Midlands Termlink is valid for travel in the West Midlands County only and is NOT valid for travel in the Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Wyvern areas. Not valid on Diamond North West services. Full West Midlands boundary information can be found here

Diamond Network Student Termlink

Available to age 5 and over in full time education (min 12 hrs per week). Student Termlink pass holders are requested to carry proof of full time student ID when travelling with this pass, you may be asked to produce this by the driver or inspector to prove you are entitled to travel with this pass.

For unlimited travel across the Diamond Midlands Region, including Diamond services in the West Midlands, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Wyvern Network.

PLEASE NOTE: *Some service exceptions may apply, please check details here). Not valid on Diamond North West services.

Waseley Hills High School Term Pass

Available to pupils of Waseley Hills High School only. This pass is valid for journeys to and from Waseley Hills High School on the Diamond service 202 for one current term, it can only be used during school term time for school related journeys and is not valid at weekends.

How to purchase a Termlink pass for your Child

  • Go to our Termlink Tickets page and select the pass you require.
  • You will be prompted to log-in or register an account with us. You can now 'gift' tickets to your children from your own Diamond Bus account, or you can set up a separate account for each child and purchase the tickets directly in their account.
  • For a guide to 'gifting' tickets to your children click here.
  • When registering an account for the child, please use their name and upload a photo of them as this will appear on their pass. Each child will require a separate account for their own pass.
  • Once your purchase is completed your pass will automatically be issued as an M-Ticket for your child to show the driver on their mobile phone.
  • Your child's M-Ticket will just need to be activated at the beginning of term and will then be valid for travel for the period purchased. If you attempt to activate your ticket before the start of term, you will receive a message indicating your pass is not available yet, it will automatically become valid from the start date.
  • We understand that some children may not be able to travel to school with a smart phone, therefore we can issue a travel card bus pass if you request one (Not available in the North West region). If you would prefer to have a photocard style bus pass instead of an M-Ticket, please email comments@diamonbuses.com with your order confirmation, postal address and your existing photocard ID number (if you have one). We will arrange to send a bus pass out to you. Please do not activate the M-ticket if you wish to request a travel card, we will transfer this for you.

Replacing lost Termlink Passes

If you have a Termlink M-ticket and have lost your phone, you can transfer your pass to an alternative handset. Log into your account online and send to an alternative phone by email or SMS. You will need your account log in details to access your ticket on any phone.

If you have lost your Termlink Pass and/or your Termlink Photocard, please call us on 0121 322 2222 or email comments@diamondbuses.com to arrange a replacement pass to be sent to you. A replacement fee of £10.00 will apply to all photocard and pass replacements.

Need more information?

If you require any further information, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
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General Terms and Conditions
By applying for this pass, the applicant / parent or guardian confirms that the pass holder meets the eligibility criteria listed above.

Once activated a Termlink pass is not transferable and can only be used by the holder shown on the front of the photocard or on the M-ticket.

Both parts of a Termlink Pass and Photocard must be shown to the driver at the time of boarding. Termlink travelcard passes are NOT valid without both parts of the pass.

Termlink pass holders are requested to carry proof of Student ID with them when travelling. You may be asked to produce this by the driver or inspector to prove you are entitled to travel with this pass. If you are unable to prove you are entitled to Student or Child rate fares, you may be charged a full adult fare.

A Termlink pass may be refused / withdrawn by the driver or a company representative should it become defaced or used fraudulently.

A Termlink pass remains the property of the Diamond Bus Limited.

In using a Termlink pass for travel the bearer agrees to the Terms and Conditions of Carriage of Diamond Bus Limited.

Please check for any zone boundaries or service restrictions to the pass you have chosen prior to making your purchase.

Please note not all services operate seven days per week.