Service updates: 17 10 2 1 301 125 290

Service Updates

17 Stratford Service Renumbering 17/12/2018 14:21:41

From 5th January 2019

Please note this service will be renumbered to service 15 from 5th January 2019

Affected Services: 17

Timetable Change 23/10/2018 15:16:09

From 29th 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 Monday 29th 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 Service Timetable Changes 23/10/2018 15:15:44

From 29th October 2018

Following an extended period of monitoring and review on the 2/2A services between Hales Park / Bark Hill and Kidderminster, a decision has been taken on the future operation of the service.

From Monday 29th October a new timetable will commence on the 2 service between Hales Park and Kidderminster. The 2A service will no longer operate and passengers from Bark Hill will now be served by services running along the Cleobury Road.

The new 2 timetable has been retimed with the 125 service to provide a combined frequency to Bewdley, of every 27-33 minutes during Monday to Saturday daytimes. Combined 2 & 125 services from Bewdley towards Kidderminster will operate at a frequency of 18-42 minutes.

The new timetable is available to download here.

 

 

Affected Services: 2

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

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 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

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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