Service updates: 61 68A 68C 31 40 42 43 4H 89 202 202S 231 229 X16 250

Service Updates

Perry Barr Interchange Closure 20/09/2021 16:26:13

From Sunday 26th September 2021

From Sunday 26th September, Perry Barr Interchange will be closed for re-development work until further notice. From this date Diamond Bus services will move to a new bus stop; stand T1 on the A34.

All services affected by the closure are listed below: 

Stand T1

Stand T2

Stand T3

Stand T4


City Centre






ASDA Queslett




Sutton Coldfield


Perry Beeches





Sutton Coldfield



Aston Circular



Aston Circular



Affected Services: 61 68A 68C

West Midlands Service Changes 13/08/2021 12:02:38

From 29th August 2021

from 29th August 2021, there will be some changes to the following services:

New timetables can be downloaded from links above.

Affected Services: 4H 89 202 202S 231 229

West Midlands Bus Partnership Route Changes 25/08/2021 16:57:30

From 29th August 2021

There will be some changes to the current West Midlands Bus Partnership Routes: 31, 32, 40, 42, 43 & 43A.

From 29th August 2021 these services will no longer be operated on a partnership basis with National Express West Midlands.

Diamond Bus will be operating separately with new timetables and the following service changes:

  • 31 Walsall to Mossley - Diamond will operate a new frequent timetable, up to every 5 minutes between Walsall & Bloxwich and every 10 minutes between Walsall and Mossley, Mondays to Saturdays and every 15 minutes on Sundays. New Timetable available here.
  • 32 Walsall to Lower Farm - Diamond will no longer operate on this service.
  • 40 West Bromwich to Wednesbury - Diamond will operate a new 15 minute frequency, Mondays to Saturdays. New Timetable available here.
  • 42 West Bromwich to Tipton - Diamond will operate a new timetable up to a 20 minute frequency, Mondays to Saturdays. Diamond will no longer serve the Tipton to Dudley section of the 42 route and will terminate at Tipton Rail Station. New Timetable available here.
  • 43/43A West Bromwich to Bilston - Diamond will operate a new timetable up to a 20 minute frequency, Mondays to Saturdays. Diamond will no longer serve the 43A section along Loxdale St and all Diamond 43 services will operate via Bert Williams Leisure Centre. New Timetable available here.
  • 42/43 West Bromwich to Great Bridge - The combined timetable of our new 42 & 43 services will offer a 10 minute frequency between West Bromwich and Great Bridge.

Full details of the changes to these services and the new ticketing arrangements on Partnership routes can be found here.

Affected Services: 31 40 42 43

X16 Birmingham City Centre Changes 07/05/2021 14:18:59

From 6th June 2021

As part of  the on-going Works in Birmingham City Centre for the Midland Metro Extensions there will be changes to a number of services in the City from 6th June.

Diamond Bus Service X16 will have a revised Ciy Centre stops and a revised timetable from this date.

New timetable available to download here

The morning journey will terminate at Colmore Circus/Priory Queensway Stop SH7.

The afternoon journey will commence service at a new stop CS1 in Corporation Street by Sainsburys.

Affected Services: X16

Castle Hill, Dudley Midlands Metro Tracks Works 15/02/2021 13:28:11

Monday 8th March until Further Notice

Castle Hill in Dudley will become one way in an outbound direction from the above date until further notice in order for works to be undertaken on the install of the Midland Metro Tracks.

All buses using Castle Hill out of Dudley will follow their Normal Line of Route, However Services 42 and 229 will divert towards Dudley Bus Station as follows: Castle Hill, Left at traffic lights (Station Hotel), then right into Porters Field (By Taxi Rank).

Affected Services: 42 229

Stourbridge High St Road Closure 12/06/2020 09:58:32

From 15th June until further notice

From 15th June, Stourbridge High St will be temporarily pedestrianised until further notice. During this time, the 250 will leave the station, going round the ring road, past Enville street, into lower high street, back out, then round the ring road to Enville street and continue normal line of route.
Affected Services: 250

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