Service updates: 22 125 229 35 35A 42 43 | 43A 31 32 40 75 002 6 78 88 226 401E 250 223

Service Updates

Horseley Road, Tipton Road Closure 23/10/2020 11:17:19

From 2nd until 13th November 2020

Horseley Road, Tipton will be closed between Railway St and The Leasowes. During the road closure the 22 service will be diverted as follows:

22 Towards Wednesbury: Normal Line of Route until Upper Church Lane, then left Alexandra Rd, then Continue along Horseley Road and resume normal route.

22 Towards Summer Hill: Reverse of above

Please note: Bus stops along Lower Church Lane, Horseley Heath and Horseley Rd will be unable to be served during this time.

Affected Services: 22

B4555, Highley Road Closure 23/10/2020 10:34:09

From 23rd October until 30th October

From 23rd October until 30th October the B4555 in Highley will be closed for re-surfacing works.

During this time the 125 service will operate the normal line of route to Highley.
At Highley, a shuttle bus will be available to take passengers to Bridgnorth, then to Erdington and Chelmarsh via the B4363.
The shuttle bus will then return via the above route to Highley, where it will meet the 125 service.

The connecting Shuttle Bus service has been funded by Shropshire County Council to ensure connections to Highley can be maintained during these works.

Affected Services: 125

Further changes to 35 & 35A timetables 16/10/2020 17:42:15

From 26th October

There will be further changes to the 35 and 35A timetables from Monday 26th October.

Download the revised 35 timetable here.

Download the revised 35A timetable here.

Affected Services: 35 35A

Lower Church Lane, Tipton Road Closure 23/10/2020 11:18:10

From 26th October to 6th November 2020

Lower Church Lane, Tipton will be closed between Keelinge Street and Millwright Close. During the road closure the 22 service will be diverted as follows:

22 Towards Summer Hill: Normal Line of route until Horseley Heath, then turn left Park Lane East, right Station St, right Churchyard Rd, left Lower Church Lane and resume normal line of route.
Please note: Churchyard Rd/ Lower Church Lane bus stop will be unable to be served during this time.

22 Towards Wednesbury: Reverse of above

Affected Services: 22

Bourne Avenue, Tipton Road Closure 15/10/2020 13:36:44

28th October 2020

Bourne Avenue, Tipton will be closed between Powis Avenue and Webb Road. During this closure the 42/43/43A services will be diverted as follows:

42/43/43A from West Bromwich: Continue on Toll End Rd, Turn left Powis Ave, Turn right Cupfields Rd and then resume normal line of route.

42/43/43A towards West Bromwich: Reverse of above.

Affected Services: 42 43 | 43A

Sedgley Road West, Woodsetton Road Closure 19/10/2020 11:14:54

From 1st November to 14th December 2020

Sedgley Road West, Woodsetton will be one way for traffic in an eastbound direction for 6 Weeks. During this time the 229 will divert as follows:

Towards Dudley – Not affected, Normal Line of Route.
Towards Bilston – via High Street, A4037, A4123 Birmingham New Road to A457 Tipton Road and Normal Line of Route.

Affected Services: 229

Extra Buses for Selected School Journeys 27/08/2020 14:09:31

From 1st September

To help maintain social distancing at busy school times the following services will be provided with additional buses at school journey times.

Please see the full details regarding these changes here

Affected Services: 002 6 35 78 88 226 229 401E

West Midlands Service Updates 15/09/2020 09:16:20

From 24th July 2020

We're Back! After a period of lots of changes due to Coronavirus, we're pleased to say that most of our West Midlands routes are now back to full service. We would like to thank all our customers for their patience and understanding during this difficult time.

The following services are still operating under special COVID-19 Service changes:
31 Walsall to Mossley - Special Timetable available here.
32 Walsall to lower Farm - Special Timetable available here.
40 West Bromwich to Wednesbury - Special Timetable available here.
42 West Bromwich to Dudley - Special Timetable available here.
43 West Bromwich to Bilston - Special Timetable available here.
75 Birmingham International - Special Timetable available here.
228 Kinver - Special Timetable, with further changes detailed here.

Diamond Bus may make further changes to timetables following Government guidelines. Social Distancing measures and reduced capacity is in place on services in adherence with Government Guidelines, so please allow extra time for your journey. You can now check how busy your bus is before it arrives with our new real-time passenger capacity feature on the Diamond Bus App

All updates to service changes will appear on our website Service Update pages, on the Information tab of the Diamond Bus App & our social media pages.

Links to our social media pages:

Page Updated 24th July 2020.

Affected Services: 31 32 40 42 43 | 43A 75

228 Service Withdrawal Update 15/07/2020 17:24:54

Following our announcement to suspend service 228 Russells Hall Hospital to Kinver yesterday, a number of members of the public have expressed their concerns regarding the withdrawal of the service from next week.

The 228 has been operating at a financial loss for some time and in the current economic climate we are no longer able sustain this as a loss making commercial service. It currently receives no operating subsidy from any local councils and due to a huge decline in passengers, it is no longer a viable service for us.

In addition to this, recent heavy cuts in concessionary pass reimbursements by the local transport authority has forced us to take the hard decision to withdraw the service entirely.

We have now agreed with the local authorities concerned to extend the withdrawal date, however given that the service cannot be maintained in its current loss making position, unless a suitable funding agreement can be found the service will be cancelled in the coming weeks. It is hoped that this extended period will allow time for the local authorities to work with us to provide a solution that will work for both the passengers and our business needs.

Information updated on 15th July.

Affected Services:

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

223 emergency timetable 05/06/2020 11:08:18

From 8th June 2020

Following additional funding from TfWM, to help us resolve capacity issues caused by current social distancing regulations, the 223 service will increase to a 30 minute frequency from 8th June. Please download new timetable here

Affected Services: 223

Stafford St, Walsall Diversion 28/05/2020 14:26:15

until further notice

Service 31 and 32 are currently being diverted due to a sinkhole opening in Stafford St, Walsall.

31/32 diversion from Walsall: right into Johns St, then first left Marlow St, at T junction left into Proffit St, then at T junction right onto normal line of route. Towards Walsall - Reverse of above


Affected Services: 31 32

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