Service updates: 10 17 X19 27 229 47 48 1 2 2A 301 125 290

Service Updates

Stratford City Centre Diversions 03/10/2018 16:41:19

Thursday 11th - Saturday 13th October 2018 AND ALSO Thursday 25th - Saturday 27th October 2018


A number of roads in the city centre will be closed for events during the above dates. 

Guild Street stops should be used by all Stratford services during these dates.

Affected Services: 17 X19 27 229

Mason Road, Redditch Road Closure 03/10/2018 14:00:37

Wednesday 3rd October – Tuesday 13th November, 2018

Mason Road, Redditch will be closed between junction of Tennyson Road and the junction of Malvern Road.

During this time the 47 & 48 service will be diverted as follows:

From Redditch:
Normal route to Headless Cross, continue down Evesham Road, turn right into Yvonne Road, left into Windwmill Drive to normal route. 
Stops on Swinburne Road and Mason Road will not be served. 
Alternative stops at Stonehouse Close or Windmill Drive. 

To Redditch:
After serving Walkwood, Windmill Drive turn right down Yvonne Road, left onto Evesham Road to normal route. 
Stops on Swinburne Road and Mason Road will not be served. 
Alternative stops at Windmill Drive or Stonehouse Close. 

Affected Services: 47 48

318 Service Cancellation 28/09/2018 14:52:23

From 2nd September 2018

From 2nd September this service will no longer be operated by Diamond Bus.
For details of alternative operators along this route, please visit:

Affected Services:

Timetable Change 08/10/2018 10:50:06

From 28th October 2018

The 10 service currently experiences reliability issues and following a meeting of the Wyre Forest Bus Users forum on 25/09/18 a unanimous decision was made to change the route with a view to improving reliability.

From 28th October, the service will operate to Offmore then Spennells and will operate around Spennells in a Clockwise direction. Passengers waiting for the service in Spennells are advised to wait opposite the existing bus stops locations.

New Timetable and Route Map available to download here.

Affected Services: 10

2/2A Service Update 01/10/2018 12:53:30

Decision extended until 28th October 2018

Diamond Bus are pleased to announce that we will be extending our decision on the future of the 2/2A service until the end of October. 

Following discussions with the local authority and MP’s the service will continue to operate to its current timetable until 28th October, to enable further monitoring and consultation regarding its viability to be undertaken. 

It is currently understood that Wyre Forest Dial a Ride will be operating a community bus two days a week through the area of Habberley.

Affected Services: 2 2A

Now Serves Silverwoods Leisure Centre 01/10/2018 13:11:05

From 3rd September 2018

From 3rd September 2018, the route 1 will now be extended to serve Silverwoods Leisure Centre in Kidderminster.

The new route will provide a 30 minute frequency service between Kidderminster Bus Station, Silverwoods and Rifle Range.

The new service will operate as hail & ride along Silverwoods Way and Passengers will be able to ask the driver to stop at the Leisure Centre or simply flag the bus down opposite the centre complex to travel back to the town.

Affected Services: 1

Withdrawal of S69 Service 28/08/2018 15:16:29

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, however at this time the S69 Service will not be reinstated for the start of the new school year in September 2018.
Affected Services:

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

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 with your order confirmation and postal address and we will arrange to send a bus pass out to you.

Affected Services: 301

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

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

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