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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
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).
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.
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 .
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.
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.
There will be some timetable changes on the 146 service from From 30th June 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.
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|
£3.90 (off peak)
£4.20 (all day)
Tickets are available on-bus, or M-tickets are available online at
www.diamondbuses.com or via the Diamond Bus App.