42

West Bromwich to Dudley

Related Services

From 24th May, A new timetable will commence which is available to download here. From 15th June a new, more frequent timetable will come into effect.

See 43 and 43A for additional journeys between West Bromwich and St Mark's Road.

Please note some 42 services terminate at Tipton.

National Express tickets and passes are accepted on Diamond 42 / 43 / 43A services. Selected National Express tickets are also available to purchase. Diamond Value Day & Week tickets are available to purchase and are accepted on both Diamond and National Express 42 / 43 / 43A services.

To find out more about this Diamond and National Express Partnership route click here

Please note that currently only services operated by Diamond will appear on our bus tracker and RTI feeds. National Express services will show as scheduled.

Service Updates

West Midlands Service Changes 29/06/2020 15:05:23

From Monday 6th July

From Monday 6th July
The following service changes will take effect from Monday 6th July:

31/32 Walsall to Mossley / Lower Farm - Timetable change to increase frequency. timetable to follow.
40 West Bromwich to Wednesbury - Timetable change to increase frequency. timetable to follow.
42/43/43A West Bromwich to Dudley/Bilston - Timetable change to increase frequency. timetable to follow.
401E Walsall to Yew Tree - Will resume normal service.
145/145A Droitwich to Great Park, Rubery - Timetable and route change. The 145 will be re-routed to serve parts of the former 202 which are not served by our new 44. timetable available here.
Tamworth Services - See Tamworth Services update here.

Previous changes from Monday 15th June
Changes to Diamond West Midlands Bus Services from Monday 15th June:

002 Weoley Castle to Merry Hill. Service increased to every 20mins. New Timetable here
42/43 West Bromwich to Dudley/Bilston. New Timetable to increase frequency, especially between Tipton and West Bromwich.
226 Merry Hill to Dudley. Service increased to every 20mins. New Timetable here

The following services will return to normal level of service from Monday:
A1 Solihull to Damsonwood Circular.
A2 Solihull Circular
13 Merry Hill to Halesowen
17 Merry Hill to Halesowen
17A Dudley to Stourbridge
20 Oldbury to Bearwood
21 Oldbury to Bearwood
22 Wednesbury to Tipton
23 Wednesbury to Portobello
25 Erdington to Ward End
26A Wolverhampton to Stowlawn
30 West Bromwich to Stone Cross
34 Birmingham to Kings Heath
35A Walsall to Leighswood
36 Walsall to Alumwell
41 Friar Park to West Bromwich
41A Wednesbury to West Bromwich
42 Coventry to Brownshill Green
57 Wolverhampton to Bilston
61 Handsworth to Perry Barr
63 Wolverhampton to Oxbarn Avenue
64 West Bromwich to Wednesbury
64 Wolverhampton to Wakeley Hill
65 Woods Estate to Darlaston
65 Wolverhampton to Fordhouses
66 Stone Cross to West Bromwich
68A/C Perry Barr to Aston
69 Brandwood Park to Solihull
74 Walsall to Gillity Village
74A West Bromwich to Dudley
80 Bilston to Moxley
82 Wolverhampton to Dudley
88 Erdington to Streetly
89 Erdington to Shady Lane
89 Solihull to Coventry
91A/C Chelmsley Wood to Marston Green Circular
142 Stourbridge to Halesowen
224 Sedgley to Bilston
231 Blackheath to Halesowen
250/251 Stourbridge Circular
298 Stourbridge Circular
299 Stourbridge Circular
310 Willenhall to Wednesbury
326 Bloxwich to Bilston
530 Wolverhampton to Rocket Pool

The following service will continue to operate an emergency timetable:
223 Dudley to Bilston. Download Timetable here.

The following service will no longer be operated by Diamond Bus:
25 Bloxwich to Kingstanding. Will be operated by Walsall Community Transport.

All other West Midlands services NOT listed above will continue to operate a special timetable until further notice.

Diamond Bus may make further changes to timetables following Government guidelines. Social Distancing measures and reduced capacity is in place on services in adherence with Government Guidelines, please allow extra time for your journey.

All updates to service changes will appear on our website Service Update pages, on the Information tab of the Diamond Bus App & our social media pages.

Links to our social media pages:
facebook.com/diamondbuses
twitter.com/diamondbuses

Information correct as of 26/06/20, but is subject to change.

Affected Services:

Castle Hil, Dudley Road Closure 04/06/2020 19:12:17

From 8th June 2020

Castle Hill, Dudley will become one way towards Dudley from 8th June for approx 5 weeks, as part of works preparing for the Metro extension to Dudley Town Centre. During this time the Diamond 229 and 42 services will be diverted as follows:

42 & 229 into Dudley will remain as normal line of route.

42 & 229 out of Dudley will divert as follows: Exit Bus station via Birmingham St, Flood St, left onto A461 Duncan Edwards Way to Castle Gate Island and resume normal line of route.

Passengers wishing to board in Dudley Town are advised to use the Bus Station during this time.

Affected Services: 42 229

Tickets & Fares

Adult West Midlands Off-Peak Day

Valid on all services in the Diamond West Midlands Zone. Valid for travel at Off-Peak times (After 09:30 Mon-Fri & All Day weekends).

£3.90

Adult West Midlands Day

Valid on all services in the Diamond West Midlands Zone. Available for travel at both Peak (Pre 09:30) and Off-Peak times(After 09:30 Mon-Fri & all day weekends).

£4.40

Child West Midlands Day

Valid on all services in the Diamond West Midlands Zone

£2.20

Family West Midlands Day

Valid on all services in the Diamond West Midlands Zone

£8.00

Adult West Midlands Week

Valid on all services in the Diamond West Midlands Zone

£17.00

Child West Midlands Week

Valid on all services in the Diamond West Midlands Zone

£8.50

Adult West Midlands Month

Valid on all services in the Diamond West Midlands Zone

£50.00

Child West Midlands Month

Valid on all services in the Diamond West Midlands Zone

£25.00

Adult Diamond Value Day

Valid on Diamond Value services only (not valid on 002 or 226)

£2.85

Child Diamond Value Day

Valid on Diamond Value services only (not valid on 002 or 226)

£1.60

Adult Diamond Value Week

Valid on Diamond Value services only (not valid on 002 or 226)

£11.00

Child Diamond Value Week

Valid on Diamond Value services only (not valid on 002 or 226)

£7.35

Adult Diamond Value Month

Valid on Diamond Value services only (not valid on 002 or 226)

£30.00

Child Diamond Value Month

Valid on Diamond Value services only. (not valid on 002 & 226)

£25.00

Adult Sandwell & Dudley Low Fare Zone Day

Valid on all Diamond Services in the Sandwell & Dudley Low Fare Zone

£2.85

Child Sandwell & Dudley Low Fare Zone Day

Valid on all Diamond Services in the Sandwell & Dudley Low Fare Zone

£1.45

Adult Sandwell & Dudley Low Fare Zone Week

Valid on all Diamond Services in the Sandwell & Dudley Low Fare Zone

£10.45

Adult Sandwell & Dudley Low Fare Zone Month

Valid on all Diamond Services in the Sandwell & Dudley Low Fare Zone

£38.00

Concession Pre-9:30 Twirlybird Value

Discounted travel for Senior and Disabled passholders before 9:30am on Diamond Value services: 4, 4H, 16 (Birmingham), 16w, 31, 32, 40, 42 (Tipton), 43 (Bilston), 43A, 50 & 401E.

£1.00

Concession Pre-9:30 Twirlybird

Discounted travel for Senior and Disabled passholders before 9:30am on selected Diamond Services. Not valid on the following long-distance services 3, X16, 35/35B, 42/43 (Redditch), 75, 82, 125, 146, 182/183, 192, 202, 247, 292S, 302/303

£1.20

Adult West Midlands Single

Valid on Diamond West Midlands Zone services

£2.40

Child West Midlands Single

Valid on Diamond West Midlands Zone services

£1.20

Adult West Midlands Day

Valid on all services in the Diamond West Midlands Zone. Valid for travel at both Peak (Pre 09:30) and Off-Peak times(After 09:30 Mon-Fri & all day weekends).

£4.40

Adult West Midlands Off-Peak Day

Valid on all services in the Diamond West Midlands Zone. Valid for travel at Off-Peak times (After 09:30 Mon-Fri & All Day weekends).

£3.90

Child West Midlands Day

Valid on all services in the Diamond West Midlands Zone

£2.20

Family West Midlands Day

Valid on all services in the Diamond West Midlands Zone

£8.00

Adult West Midlands Week

Valid on all services in the Diamond West Midlands Zone

£17.00

Child West Midlands Week

Valid on all services in the Diamond West Midlands Zone

£8.50

Adult West Midlands Month

Valid on all services in the Diamond West Midlands Zone

£50.00

Adult Diamond Value Day

Valid on Diamond Value services only (not valid on 002 or 226)

£2.85

Child Diamond Value Day

Valid on Diamond Value services only (not valid on 002 or 226)

£1.60

Adult Diamond Value Week

Valid on Diamond Value services only (not valid on 002 or 226)

£11.00

Child Diamond Value Week

Valid on Diamond Value services only (not valid on 002 or 226)

£7.35

Adult Diamond Value Month

Valid on Diamond Value services only (not valid on 002 or 226)

£30.00

Child Diamond Value Month

Valid on Diamond Value services only (not valid on 002 or 226)

£25.00

Adult Sandwell & Dudley Low Fare Zone Day

Valid on all Diamond Services in the Sandwell & Dudley Low Fare Zone

£2.85

Child Sandwell & Dudley Low Fare Zone Day

Valid on all Diamond Services in the Sandwell & Dudley Low Fare Zone

£1.45

Adult Sandwell & Dudley Low Fare Zone Week

Valid on all Diamond Services in the Sandwell & Dudley Low Fare Zone

£10.45

Adult Sandwell & Dudley Low Fare Zone Month

Valid on all Diamond Services in the Sandwell & Dudley Low Fare Zone

£38.00

Route Guide

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  • West Bromwich Bus Station
  • Lodge Rd, Lamberts End
  • Oak Lane, Lamberts End
  • Dartmouth St, Lamberts End
  • Wheatley St, Lamberts End
  • Piercy St, Lamberts End
  • Brandon Way, Albion
  • Ryders Green Rd, Greets Green
  • Whitgreave St, Greets Green
  • Farley Park, Greets Green
  • Farley St, Great Bridge
  • Sheepwash Lane, Great Bridge
  • Slater Street, Great Bridge
  • Eagle Lane, Great Bridge
  • Aston St, Great Bridge
  • Bourne Avenue, Ocker Hill
  • Powis Avenue, Dudley Port
  • Bourne Avenue, Ocker Hill
  • Highfield Rd, Ocker Hill
  • Highfield Rd, Tipton
  • Chaucer Avenue, Gospel Oak
  • Glebefields Rd, Summer Hill
  • Swancroft Rd, Summer Hill
  • Salter Rd, Summer Hill
  • Tozer St, Summer Hill
  • Salter Rd, Summer Hill
  • Sycamore Rd, Summer Hill
  • Walkers Grange Home, Tipton
  • Central Ave, Tipton
  • Locarno Rd, Tipton
  • Tipton Railway Station
  • Wood St, Tipton
  • Coronation Gardens, Tipton
  • Queens Rd, Tipton
  • Tipton Baths
  • Park St, Tipton
  • Crompton Rd, Dudley Port
  • Boscobel Avenue, Dudley Port
  • Dudley Port
  • Sedgley Rd East, Dudley Port
  • Tividale St, Tividale Hall
  • Hopkins St, Tividale Hall
  • Burnt Tree
  • Arras Rd, Burnt Tree
  • Castle Gate, Burnt Tree
  • Trindle Rd, Dudley
  • Bourne Street, Dudley
  • West Bromwich Bus Station
  • Lodge Rd, Lamberts End
  • Oak Lane, Lamberts End
  • Dartmouth St, Lamberts End
  • Wheatley St, Lamberts End
  • Piercy St, Lamberts End
  • Brandon Way, Albion
  • Ryders Green Rd, Greets Green
  • Farley Park, Greets Green
  • Farley St, Great Bridge
  • Sheepwash Lane, Great Bridge
  • Slater Street, Great Bridge
  • Eagle Lane, Great Bridge
  • Aston St, Great Bridge
  • Bourne Avenue, Ocker Hill
  • Bourne Avenue, Ocker Hill
  • Highfield Rd, Ocker Hill
  • Highfield Rd, Tipton
  • Chaucer Avenue, Gospel Oak
  • Glebefields Rd, Summer Hill
  • Swancroft Rd, Summer Hill
  • Salter Rd, Summer Hill
  • Tozer St, Summer Hill
  • Salter Rd, Summer Hill
  • Sycamore Rd, Summer Hill
  • Walkers Grange Home, Tipton
  • Central Ave, Tipton
  • Locarno Rd, Tipton
  • Tipton Railway Station
  • Locarno Rd, Tipton
  • Wood St, Tipton
  • Coronation Gardens, Tipton
  • Queens Rd, Tipton
  • Tipton Baths
  • Park St, Tipton
  • Crompton Rd, Dudley Port
  • Boscobel Avenue, Dudley Port
  • Dudley Port
  • Sedgley Rd East, Dudley Port
  • Tividale St, Tividale Hall
  • Hopkins St, Tividale Hall
  • Burnt Tree
  • Arras Rd, Burnt Tree
  • Castle Gate, Burnt Tree
  • Trindle Rd, Dudley
  • Dudley Bus Station