Service updates: 89 22 31 32 40 42 43 43A 35 X16 229 250

Service Updates

89 Service Changes 25/06/2021 11:02:29

From 5th July 2021

From 5th July 2021, the will be some minor changes on the 89 service.

Due to continued traffic congestion along Chester Rd, buses to Old Oscott will now turn right at Court Lane, onto Antrobus Rd, Oakwood Rd & Jockey Rd. Buses will now also serve bus stops outside Tesco/Homebase.

These change mean buses will no longer stop at the bus stop on the island, but will use the stop on Kings Rd by Dominos Pizza.

Service will then operate via the following route: Kings Rd, Shady Ln, Aldridge Rd, Dyas Rd, Old Oscott Ln, Oscott School Ln, Shady Ln, Thorncliffe Rd, Templeton Rd to Kingstanding.

Saturday tims will be amended due to congestion caused by Traffic build up around the Tesco store.

Antrobus Rd, Oakwood Rd & Shady Ln (from Kings Rd to Oscott School Ln) will be Hail & Ride sections - buses will stop on request at a safe location. Passengers on Thorncliffe Rd should use bus stop across the road and passengers on Templeton Rd should wait opposite current stop.

Download new timetable here

Affected Services: 89

22 service change 25/06/2021 10:47:04

From Monday 5th July 2021

From Monday 5th July, there will be minor changes to service 22.

The service will now call at Wednesbury Parkway Metro Station.
Journeys will operate to Tipton Rail Station during Peak times, with Off peak journeys continuing to Own St for Tipton Shopping centre and connections to Sedgley & Bilston via Service 229.

There will be a slight timetable change to accommodate these changes, Journeys will also operate along Central Ave, Salter Rd & Upper Church lane in both directions.

Download new timetable here

Affected Services: 22

West Midlands Bus Partnership Route Changes 24/06/2021 11:19:20

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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

New timetables for our new Diamond services will available shortly.

Affected Services: 31 32 40 42 43 43A

Limburg Avenue, Lichfield Road Closure 14/06/2021 10:14:34

Tuesday 29th June 2021

Limburg Avenue, Lichfield will be closed for carriageway repairs on 29th June. The 35 service will divert along Walsall Rd as follows:

Towards Lichfield: Normal Line of Route until Walsall Rd/Limburd Ave Jctn. Then Continue allong Waslall Rd to Friary Rd, Continue onto the Friary and resume normal line of route.

Towards Walsall: Reverse of above.

Please Note: Stops on the Lower part of The A51 The Friary, Sainte Foy Ave & Limburg Ave will not be served during this time.

Affected Services: 35

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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