Service updates: 55 54 4H 54A 25 145 145A 75 146 22

Service Updates

Devonshire Road Closure 22/08/2019 09:25:44

From 23rd until 31st August 2019

During the above dates, Devonshire Road, Smethwick will be closed between Stony Lane and Holly Lane between 09:30-15:30. During this time the 55 service will be diverted via Stony Lane

Affected Services: 55

Guru Nanak Parade 15/08/2019 14:11:57

25th August 1000hrs until 1500hrs

On Sunday 25th August 2019, the following roads in Sandwell will be closed in order to facilitate a parade to commemorate the 550th anniversary of the birth of the Guru Nanak Dev Ji. During this time a number of services will be diverted as follows:

4H – Towards Walsall,
At Mcdonalds Island Turn Left onto Oldbury Ringway, Continue to Bromford Road Roundabout and Follow normal Line of Route. (Serve the Temporary Bus Stop located by Retail Park (Homebase)

4H – Towards Hayley Green,
Reverse of Above

54A – Towards West Bromwich,
From Rolfe Street Turn Right onto Tollhouse Way, continue at next roundabout onto Oldbury Road, Next Roundabout Right onto Spon Lane South, Normal Line of Route

54A – Towards Worlds End,
Reverse of Above

55 – Towards Cape Hill,
From Londonderry Lane (oppersit Play area/Pond) Bear Right Londonderry Lane, Continue Broomfield, Roundabout Right Coopers Lane, Right onto High Street – Normal Line of Route.

55 – Towards Brandhall,
Reverse of Above

The road closures will be on a rolling basis with all roads not being closed at the same time; however, it is anticipated that the procession will leave the Civic Square in Oldbury at 10.30am and end at West Park Road, Smethwick at approximately 2.30pm (these timings are approximate and are subject to the length of stay at each Gurdwara on the route of the procession).

Affected Services: 4H 54A 55

Spon Lane Smethwick Road Closure 16/08/2019 09:25:36

17th August, 24th August, 7th September & 14th September 2019

In order to facilitate works for the M5 Oldbury Viaduct scheme, Spon Lane South will be closed between 06.00hrs & 16.30hrs on each of the above dates.

Buses on the 54 services will be diverted via Kenrick Way, Telford Way, Oldbury Road and vice-versa.

Affected Services: 54

Hewell Road, Barnt Green Road Closure 25/07/2019 15:58:57

Monday 22nd July until 25th September 2019

Hewell Road, Barnt Green will be closed from 22nd July until 25th September.

The 145/145A Service will not be able to serve Barnt Green High Street during this time.

Services will divert as follows: Instead of turning right onto Hewell Road (towards Barnt Green High Street) the service will continue over the mini island then right into Bittell Lane and 2nd exit at the island Sandhills lane. Left at the end of Sandhills lane, then return to normal line of route. 

Return services will operate the reverse of above .


Affected Services: 145 145A

Erdington Road, Aldridge Road Closure 29/07/2019 09:25:38

Monday 21st July 2019 till 1st September 2019

Erdington Road in Aldridge will be partially closed from Sunday 21st July until Sunday 1st September 2019 to facilitate water main renewal works. 

Buses towards Kingstanding  will be diverted between Aldridge and Little Hardwick Road, operating via Birmingham Road and Barr Common Road instead. During this time, passengers should use the bus stops in Aldridge Town Centre or Birmingham Road. 

Buses towards Bloxwich are not affected and will operate the normal route.

Affected Services: 25

75 Service Changes 09/07/2019 09:40:27

From 22 July 2019

From 22 July 2019 there will be some changes to the 75 service.

Diamond will no longer operate the section of route between Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham Business Park, this will be operated by an alternative operator.

Diamond will continue to operate a Monday to Friday service between Birmingham Business park and Birmingham International Rail Station.

The new timetable is available to download here.

Affected Services: 75

146 Service Changes 10/06/2019 14:50:23

From 30th June 2019

There will be some timetable changes on the 146 service from From 30th June 2019.

To download the new timetable click here, and to find out more about why these changes are happening and how you can support the 146 service further, visit our news story here.

Affected Services: 146

22 Timetable Change 17/04/2019 10:18:56

From 28th April 2019

There will be a change to the timetable and route of this service from 28th April 2019. Service will become Wednesbury to Tipton Circular service.

New timetable available to download here.

Affected Services: 22

145 / 145A Service Changes 05/04/2019 15:15:07

From Monday 8th April 2019

The 145 & 145A service will be operated by Diamond Bus from Monday 8th April 2019. There will be no change to the current timetable.

Tickets & Fares:
During the first the first week of operation from 8th April until 12th April existing igo fares will continue to be charged. Existing valid igo bus passes will continue to be accepted.

Diamond Bus Fares will come into effect from Saturday 13th April and igo passes will no longer be valid on these services.

nBus & Connecta multi-operator tickets and passes will continue to be valid in the appropriate areas.

Diamond Bus Fares from 13th April:

Bromsgrove Area   West Midlands Area   Diamond Network  
Valid from Barnt Green to Stoke Works on 145/145A service   Valid from Great Park to Rednal Island on 145/145A service   Valid for the whole route on 145/145A service  
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£3.90 (off peak)
£4.20 (all day)
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Tickets are available on-bus, or M-tickets are available online at or via the Diamond Bus App.

Affected Services: 145 145A

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