Service updates: 10 303 4 4A 3 2 1 301 S69 125 202 290 833

Service Updates

Timetable Change 15/08/2018 15:34:16

From 2nd September 2018

There will be a revised timetable in operation from 2nd September on this service.

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Affected Services: 10

Timetable Change 15/08/2018 15:31:50

From 2nd September 2018

There will be a revised timetable in operation from 2nd September on this service.

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Affected Services: 303

Timetable Change 15/08/2018 11:28:00

From 2nd September 2018

There will be a revised timetable in operation from 2nd September on this service.

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Affected Services: 4 4A

Timetable Change 15/08/2018 11:26:53

From 2nd September 2018

There will be a revised timetable in operation from 2nd September on this service.

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Affected Services: 3

Timetable Change 15/08/2018 11:25:05

From 2nd September 2018

There will be a revised timetable in operation from 2nd September on this service.

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Affected Services: 2

Timetable Change 15/08/2018 11:22:34

From 2nd September 2018

There will be a revised timetable in operation from 2nd September on this service.

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Affected Services: 1

301 Service Bus Pass Applications 19/07/2018 13:31:04

From 9th July 2018

Bus passes for the 301 Redditch to Alcester Schools Service are available to purchase from our website here.

The following passes are available:

301 Service Pass
Autumn Term = £286
Academic Year = £780

This is valid on the 301 Schooldays service only.

301 Service + Network Pass
Autumn Term = £300
Academic Year = £820

This pass will also give students access to the benefits of a Diamond Network pass. This pass will be valid on the 301 plus all other services on the Diamond network
(Please note: Standard Diamond Child pass products are not valid on the 301 service, therefore this pass should be purchased if you wish to use the 301 plus other Diamond services.)

For students who receive free school travel via a bursary scheme through Warwickshire County Council, please contact the council as normal to apply for your travel award. 

Please note, that as places on the 301 service are limited the passes will be issued on a first come, first served basis.

Passes will automatically be provided as a Mobile Phone M-ticket. If you would prefer to have a photocard style bus pass instead of an M-ticket, please email comments@diamondbuses.com with your order confirmation and postal address and we will arrange to send a bus pass out to you.

Affected Services: 301

Withdrawal of S69 Service 03/07/2018 14:31:14

From 25th July 2018

Unfortunately, we have had to take the decision to withdraw the S69 Service at the end of this academic year. We have been reviewing the usage of the S69 School Service for a number of months. Usage is very low and at times there have been as few as 11 children on board. The average number of passengers is not high enough to continue supporting the commercial operation of this service.
We have informed the local transport authority that a number of families rely on this service and we have asked them to consider supporting it. They are assessing our request.
We will inform the school and parents immediately if the local authority will support the service with a suitable subsidy, as this will allow the S69 Service to be reinstated for the start of the new school hear in September 2018.
Affected Services: S69

Shropshire County Council Pass changes on the 125 service 21/06/2018 14:49:45

From 1st July 2018

From 1st July 2018, the funding arrangements for the 125 service will change and we will longer receive a subsidy from Shropshire County Council for this service.

From 1st July, Shropshire County Council Travel Passes will no longer be accepted on this service.

The National Concessionary Passes for Senior Citizens and people with a Disability will continue to be accepted. 

Diamond Bus tickets and passes will also continue to be accepted.

Affected Services: 125

New Later Journey Added 01/06/2018 10:54:12

From 4th June 2018

From Monday 4th June we are adding a new later journey to the 10 service.

Our new later journey departs the Bus Station at 18:35 and the Rail Station at 18:39. This service connects with later trains at Kidderminster
Rail Station, allowing passengers using peak evening trains to connect with their train much more conveniently.

New timetable available here

 

Affected Services: 10

125 Service - New Zone Boundaries 30/05/2018 13:45:08

From 4th June 2018

From 4th June 2018, there will be some changes to fare boundaries on the 125 service. The following Diamond products will now be valid within these Fare boundaries:

West Midlands Zone: West Midlands fares are valid between Stourbridge Bus Station & Norton only.
Kidderminster Zone: Kidderminster Zone fares are valid between Button Oak & Park Gate Inn only.
Diamond Network Zone: Diamond Network fares are valid for the entire 125 route.

The new boundary restrictions include all Day, Week and Month products within these Zones.

The following New Fares will also be introduced onto the 125 service:
Stourbridge to Kidderminster Return £4.00
Stourbridge to Kidderminster Week £17.50
Bridgnorth to Kidderminster £6.00

Affected Services: 125

182 Service Renumbering 30/05/2018 13:39:13

From 4th June 2018

From 4th June 2018 the 182 service will be re-numbered to the 301 Redditch to Alcester Schools Service. There will be no other amendments to the service at this time and the route and timetable will remain the same.

Affected Services: 301

Balmoral Road 23/05/2018 14:40:39

Due to roadworks on Balmoral Road our 202 service is currently unable to serve stops along this section of route.

The service will be diverted as follows: continue Scotland Lane until the end then turning right onto Churchill continuing until Frankley Hill Lane then turning left then normal line of route. It will omit Balmoral Road in both directions.

Affected Services: 202

290 Timetable Change 08/05/2018 09:40:34

From 4th June 2018

There will be a change to the 290 service timetable from 4th June 2018. Please download new times here.

Current timetable is available here:

Affected Services: 290

Changes to journeys to Kidderminster Rail Station 02/05/2018 16:02:33

From 9th May 2018

Following recent timetable changes and the reduction of funding by Worcestershire County Council on the 2/2L, a through-service to Kidderminster Rail Station on the 2 route is no longer available.

Not all buses on the 2 service continue onto the Rail Station as a 10 service. Therefore passengers should be prepared to disembark the 2 at Kidderminster Bus Station and catch the 10 to continue their journey.

The previously available ticket to the Rail Station will no longer be available on the 2 service from Tuesday 9th May 2018. Passengers wishing to travel to the Rail Station should purchase a Day ticket for their journey.

Affected Services: 2

833 Service Change 23/03/2018 13:59:39

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There will be a new timetable on the 833 Service from 16th April. The new timetable is available to download here.

Affected Services: 833

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