Service updates: 301 302 42 43 61 63 64 78 75 108 71 S3 S3W S1 S2 30 125 202 16

Service Updates

Bloxwich Road, Leamore Road Closure 08/08/2018 17:08:13

19th until 31st August 2018

Bloxwich Road will be closed to southbound traffic from Harden Road to Cope Street for sewer repair works.

During this time the 301 and 302 services will be diverted.

Diversion route for buses towards Walsall only: Bloxwich Road, Harden Road, Broadstone Avenue, Bloxwhich Road then normal line of route.

Buses will pick up passengers on the diversion route, only where it is safe to do so.

Affected Services: 301 302

42 & 43 Timetable changes 08/08/2018 10:20:03

From 19th August

A revised timetable will commence on the 42 and 43 services from Sunday 19th August. Details of new times will be available to download here shortly.

Affected Services: 42 43

Victoria St/Salop St, Wolverhampton closures 07/08/2018 13:31:59

Monday 6th August - Monday 24th September

Due to Gas Main works on Victoria St/Salop St the following Diamond services will be diverted:

61 Towards Goldthorn: After leaving Art Gallery, contiune along  Lichfield Street, Queen Square and Darlington Street. Then left at Chapel Ash Island onto ring road, At Penn Road Island take 1st exit along St Johns, right onto Birmingham Rd and resume normal line of route.

63 towards Oxbarn: After leaving  Art Gallery, contiune along Lichfield Street, Queen Square and Darlington Street. Then left at Chapel Ash Island onto ring road, At Penn Road Island take 3rd exit back along ring road and turn left for Brickkiln Street and resume normal line of route.

64 towards Wakey Hill: After leaving Art Gallery, contiune along  Lichfield Street, Queen Square and Darlington Street. Then left at Chapel Ash Island onto ring road, At Penn Road Islands take 2nd exit along Penn Road and resume normal line of route.

Passengers are advised to use alternative Bus Stops on Lichfield Street or the Bus Station.

Affected Services: 61 63 64

Hundred Acre Road 07/08/2018 10:11:09

9th - 21st August 2018. From 09:00 and 17:00 Daily

Hundred Acre Rd will be closed during this time. The 78 service will divert as follows:

Towards Sutton: From Queslett Island continue to Farmer Johns, then Right onto Bridle Lane and back onto Normal line of Route at Blackwood Rd.

From Sutton: At Blackwood Road turn right as normal but continue to crossroads, then left onto Aldridge Rd to Queslett Island.

Affected Services: 78

Walmley Road,  Sutton Coldfield Service Diversions 02/08/2018 10:16:14

From 30th July 2018, for approx 2 months

Walmley Road, Sutton Coldfield will be subject to a temporary one way system between Fox Hollies Road and Walmley Ash Road from 30th July 2018 for approx 2 months. During this time the 71, 75, 75A and 108 services will be diverted as follows:

71 and 75|75A Towards Sutton Coldfield
Normal line of route until end of Walmley Ash Rd. Then continue straight across onto Penns Lane, Follow all way to the end and turn right onto Birmingham Rd. Then turn right onto Wylde Green Rd, at the Junction with Walmley Rd, turn left onto Walmley Road and resume normal line of route.

Walmley village centre will not be served in the direction of Sutton Coldfield and passengers are advised to use the bus stops on Penns Lane or Walmley Road (after junction with Wylde Green Rd) for buses towards Sutton.

108 Towards Sutton Coldfield
Normal line of route until end of Penns lane. Then continue straight across onto Walmley Ash Rd (same as evening journeys), at the roundabout turn left into Webster Way), at next Roundabout turn left onto Fox Hollies Road, at the traffic lights go right onto Walmley Rd and resume normal line of route.

Walmley village centre will not be served in the direction of Sutton Coldfield and passengers are advised to use the bus stop on Walmley Ash Rd (outside The Shrubbery school). 

Services in the direction of Birmingham will NOT be affected.

Affected Services: 75 108 71

Streetsbrook Rd, Solihull 30/07/2018 11:07:57

30th July 2018 for 1 week

Streetsbrook Rd, Solihull will be closed during this time and S3 / S3W services will be diverted as follows:

S3 / S3W from Rail Station towards Dickens Heath & Wythall: Exit station and turn right towards Solihull town centre at roundabout take 4th exit onto Blossomfield Road, then turn right into Danford lane. At the roundabout turn left onto Solihull Road and resume normal route.

S3 towards Solihull: Reverse of above.

Please note: Streetsbrook Rd and Sharmans Cross Rd will not be served during this time.

Affected Services: S3 S3W

Solihull Rail Station 18/07/2018 17:24:24

From 22nd July 2018

From 22nd July Solihull Rail Station will return to two way traffic. Diamond Signature services will operate as follows:

S1 will continue as it is now, entering the Station from Streetsbrook Road, and will use Stand C.

S2 towards Dorridge, from Blossomfield Road, service will turn around at the roundabout and turn right into the Station from Blossomfield Road. It will then continue into town centre as normal.

S2 towards Cheswick Green, from the town centre, will turn right into the Station from Blossomfield Road. It will then exit the Station via Streetsbrook Rd, at the roundabout turn right onto Blossomfield Rd and continue towards Cheswick Green.

S3/W towards Dickens Heath/Wythall, from the town centre, will turn right into the Station from Blossomfield Road. It will then exit the Station via Streetsbrook Rd and continue towards Dickens Heath.

30 towards Solihull, from Blossomfield Road, service will turn around at the roundabout and turn right into the Station from Blossomfield Road. It will then continue into town centre as normal.

 

Affected Services: S1 S2 S3 S3W 30

Shawhurst Lane, Hollywood Road Closure 09/07/2018 12:03:05

Monday 30th July to Sunday 2nd September 2018

Shawhurst Lane, Hollywood will be closed between May Lane and Beaudesert Road for approximately 14 days.

During this time the S3 / S3W will be diverted as follows:

S3W Towards Wythall:
Normal line of route until Alcester Road, then turn left into Houndsfield Lane, Right onto Lea Green Lane then return to normal line of route.
Please note Shawhurst Lane & Hollywood Lane will not be served.

S3 towards Solihull & Hockley Heath:
Normal line of route until Lea Green Lane, then turn left into Houndsfield Lane, Right onto Alcester Road then return to normal line of route.
Please note Hollywood Lane & Shawhurst Lane will not be served.

 

Affected Services: S3W S3

Shropshire County Council Pass changes on the 125 service 21/06/2018 14:48:15

From 1st July 2018

From 1st July 2018, the funding arrangements for the 125 service will change and we will longer receive a subsidy from Shropshire County Council for this service.

From 1st July, Shropshire County Council Travel Passes will no longer be accepted on this service.

The National Concessionary Passes for Senior Citizens and people with a Disability will continue to be accepted. 

Diamond Bus tickets and passes will also continue to be accepted.

Affected Services: 125

Longdon Road, Knowle Road Closure 18/06/2018 16:57:43

From Monday 25th June until Friday 21st August 2018

Longdon Road, Knowle will be closed for up to 2 months. During this time the S3/S3W will be diverted as follows:

S3 towards Hockley Heath:
Normal line of route until Station Road, Knowle. Continue on Station Road until Widney Road. Then turn right into Widney Road, right into Tilehouse Green Lane, then right into Purnells Way, then resume normal line of route. 

S3 / S3W from Hockley Heath:
Reverse of above.

Please Note: The following roads will not be served during the diversion: Lodge Road, Longdon Road and Tilehouse Green Lane (between Longdon Rd & Purnells Way).

Passengers are advised to board and alight at stops in Station Road, Widney Road  & Purnell Way.

Affected Services: S3 S3W

125 Service - New Zone Boundaries 30/05/2018 13:44:30

From 4th June 2018

From 4th June 2018, there will be some changes to fare boundaries on the 125 service. The following Diamond products will now be valid within these Fare boundaries:

West Midlands Zone: West Midlands fares are valid between Stourbridge Bus Station & Norton only.
Kidderminster Zone: Kidderminster Zone fares are valid between Button Oak & Park Gate Inn only.
Diamond Network Zone: Diamond Network fares are valid for the entire 125 route.

The new boundary restrictions include all Day, Week and Month products within these Zones.

The following New Fares will also be introduced onto the 125 service:
Stourbridge to Kidderminster Return £4.00
Stourbridge to Kidderminster Week £17.50
Bridgnorth to Kidderminster £6.00

Affected Services: 125

Balmoral Road 23/05/2018 14:39:56

Due to roadworks on Balmoral Road our 202 service is currently unable to serve stops along this section of route.

The service will be diverted as follows: continue Scotland Lane until the end then turning right onto Churchill continuing until Frankley Hill Lane then turning left then normal line of route. It will omit Balmoral Road in both directions.

Affected Services: 202

New Additional Morning Journey 22/05/2018 11:18:56

From Monday 4th June 2018

Following passenger requests we are adding an additional morning journey to Service 16 From Tamworth to Kingsbury during the Monday to Friday morning peak. The additional journey will be at 07:16 from Victoria Rd to Kingsbury, The Swan.

The new timetable will commence on Monday 4th June 2018 and is available to download here.

 

Affected Services: 16

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