Christmas and New Year Buses 2018-2019

Christmas and New Year Buses 2018-2019

December 14, 2018 Off By Stu

National Express West Midlands

Here is a summary of how bus services will be affected across the Christmas and New Year period. 

Christmas Eve – Monday 24th December – In most cases special timetables similar to a Saturday service will run. Last buses will run between 10pm – 11pm. 

Christmas Day – Tuesday 25th December – We won’t be running any services on Christmas Day.

Boxing Day – Wednesday 26th December – Most services will start from around 7am and then a Sunday level of service will run until around 6pm. Some busy routes will run until late evening. 

Some services will not run on Boxing Day. These include: 1 (Acocks Green to Five Ways), 35 (Walsall to Aldridge), 62 (Wolverhampton to Compton), 77 (Walsall to Sutton Coldfield) and 96 (Kingstanding to Chelmsley Wood).

Thursday 27th & Friday 28th December Special timetables similar to a Saturday service will run. Extra early morning and evening journeys may run on some routes. During the daytime some routes may not run as often as normal. 

Saturday 29th December – Special Saturday timetables will run in most cases. Early and late buses will run as normal. During the daytime some routes may not run as often as normal. 

Sunday 30th December – A normal Sunday service will run across all routes.

New Year’s Eve – Monday 31st December 2018 – Special timetables similar to a Saturday service will run in most cases. Extra early morning and evening journeys may run on some routes. During the daytime some routes may not run as often as normal. 

New Year’s Day – Tuesday 1st January 2019 – Special timetables similar to a Sunday service will run until around 6pm. Some busy routes will run until late evening. 

Wednesday 2nd to Friday 4th January – Special weekday timetables will run in some cases. During the daytime some routes may not run as often as normal. 

Saturday 5th January 2019 – Normal service will resume in most cases, with some routes running special Saturday timetables. 

Timetables are available to view at the NX West Midlands website.


National Express Coventry

Here is a summary of how our bus services will be affected across the Christmas and New Year period. 

Christmas Eve – Monday 24th December – Special Saturday timetables. Reduced daytime services will run on some routes. Last buses will run between 9pm – 11pm.

Christmas Day – Tuesday 25th December – We won’t be running services on Christmas Day, enjoy your day!

Boxing Day – Wednesday 26th December – Special Sunday timetables will start around 7:30am and run until around 6:30pm on the following services: 4, 5, 6, 6A, 7, 8, 8A, 9, 9A, 10, 11, 13, 16, 16A, 18, 20, 20A, 21, 23 & 23A.

Thursday 27th & Friday 28th December – Special timetables similar to a Saturday service will run. Extra early morning journeys may run on some routes. During the daytime some routes may not run as often as normal. Additionally, there will be journeys running on routes 19 and 27A.

Saturday 29th December – Saturday timetables will run, with 12 minute services running on the 13 & 21.

Sunday 30th December – A normal Sunday service will run across all routes.

New Year’s Eve – Monday 31st December 2018 – Special timetables similar to a Saturday service will run. Extra early morning journeys may run on some routes. During the daytime some routes may not run as often as normal. Additionally, there will be journeys running on routes 19 and 27A. 

New Year’s Day – Tuesday 1st January 2019 – Special services will run between 9:30am – 6pm on: 4, 5, 6, 6A, 8A, 9, 10, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 20A, 21, 23& 23A.

In addition to the above, during the University Christmas break, services 11 & 12X will run an amended timetable between Sunday 9th December – Saturday 5th January.

On Sunday 6th January services will return to the previous timetable for the remainder of the term – this is available to view on the relevant route pages.

Timetables are available to view on the NX Coventry website.


Diamond Buses

There will be revised levels of service across the West Midlands and Worcestershire networks during the festive period. See below for details:

Christmas Eve
Monday 24th December
A Saturday Service will operate. Except: X30/X31 will operate a Monday to Friday timetable. 31: Last Bus 22:15 from Walsall  (DIA) and 22:03 from Mossley (NX).
32: Last Bus 22:00 from Walsall  (NX) and 22:19 from Lower Farm (NX).
42: Last Bus 21:50 from Dudley (NX) and 22:10 from West Bromwich (DIA).
43: Last Bus 22:25 from Bilston (NX) and 21:40 from West Bromwich (NX). 288 will operate a Monday to Friday timetable.
Last Bus From Norton 13:33 and 14:05 From Stourbridge. 108 will operate a revised service. Times available here.
Christmas Day
Tuesday 25th December
No Service will operate.
Boxing Day
Wednesday 26th December
Special Boxing Day Services will operate as follows: A full Sunday Service will operate on the following services:
2, 4, 4H, 13, 18, 31, 32 A curtailed Sunday Service will operate on the following services:
17: Last Bus 17:42 from Stourbridge & 17:56 from Dudley.
26A: Last Bus 17:30 from Wolverhampton & 18:00 from Stowlawn.
36: Last Bus 17:55 from Walsall.
42: Last Bus 18:10 from West Bromwich (NX) & 17:50 from Dudley (DIA).
43: Last Bus 17:40 from West Bromwich (NX) & 18:25 from Bilston (NX).
55: Last Bus 17:30 from Cape Hill & 18:00 from Brandhall.
82: Last Bus 17:30 from Dudley & 18:20 from Wolverhampton.
226: Last Bus 18:15 from Dudley & 18:15 from Merry Hill.
229: Last Bus 17:48 from Bilston & 18:08 from Dudley.
530: Last Bus 17:35 from Rocket Pool & 18:10 from Wolverhampton.
Thursday 27th December A Saturday Service will operate. Except: X30/X31 will operate a Monday to Friday timetable. 288 will operate a Monday to Friday timetable.
Last Bus From Norton 13:33 and 14:05 From Stourbridge. 108 will operate a revised service. Times available here.
Friday 28th December A Saturday Service will operate. Except: X30/X31 will operate a Monday to Friday timetable. 288 will operate a Monday to Friday timetable.
Last Bus From Norton 13:33 and 14:05 From Stourbridge. 108 will operate a revised service. Times available here.
Saturday 29th DecemberA Normal Saturday Service will operate.
Sunday 30th DecemberA Normal Sunday Service will operate.
New Years Eve
Monday 31st December
A Saturday Service will operate. Except: X30/X31 will operate a Monday to Friday timetable. 288 will operate a Monday to Friday timetable.
Last Bus From Norton 13:33 and 14:05 From Stourbridge. 108 will operate a revised service. Times available here.
New Years Day
Tuesday 1st January
A full Sunday Service will operate. Except: 42: Sunday Service until – Last Bus 18:10 from West Bromwich (NX) & 17:50 from Dudley (DIA).
43: Sunday Service until – Last Bus 17:40 from West Bromwich (NX) & 18:25 from Bilston (NX).
Wednesday 2nd January Normal Weekday Services resume (*School Holiday timetables).

Details of other operators arrangements are not yet known, but should be available soon at the Network West Midlands website.

It remains to be said that we at WMBU wish you all a very Merry Christmas!