Service updates: 17A 145 145A 4H 16 231 61 68A 68C X16 42 229

Service Updates

New Rd Bromsgrove 21/10/2021 15:18:36

28th & 29th October 2021

Part of New Rd Bromsgrove will be closed, during this time the 52, 145 & 145A services will divert via A38, A448 Stratford Rd, resuming normal route at market St.

All stops along New St will be omitted

Affected Services: 145 145A

17A Timetable change 22/10/2021 13:14:45

From 24th October

At the request of Transport for West Midlands, who subsidise this service, there will be some timetable changes to the 17A from 24th October. New Timetable available here

There will also be route changes to the service:

Buses to Stourbridge: Exit Dudley Bus Station as per current route, from Ednam Road; Priory Road, Broadway, Burton Road, Jews Lane, Five Ways, Church St, Gornal Bus Interchange then resume the current line of route to Stourbridge

Buses to Dudley: Exit Gornal Interchange; then Church St, Robert St, Jews Lane, Burton Rd, Broadway, Priory Road, Castle St, Fisher St to the Bus Station

Affected Services: 17A

4H & 16 timetable changes 01/10/2021 09:46:29

From Monday 4th October 2021

Following DfT guidance we are returning the timetables for the following services to their pre-COVID service levels.

Service 4H will see the short journeys on the 4 return between Walsall and West Bromwich
New timetable available here.
Service 16 will see the short Hamstead journeys return with the frequency to West Bromwich being changed to every 20mins
New timetable available here.
Affected Services: 4H 16

231 Timetable change 01/10/2021 09:42:49

from 4th October 2021

There will be some minor timetable changes to the 231 from Monday 4th October to improve Halesowen Bus Station departures.

New timetable available here

Affected Services: 231

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

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

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