Service Changes – Sunday February 24th 2019

Service Changes – Sunday February 24th 2019

February 11, 2019 Off By Stu

A number of service changes will be taking place from Sunday 24th February across the West Midlands area, a summary of changes can be found below.

Black Country area

Service 74 – Birmingham to Dudley via West Bromwich

There is a new timetable being introduced, which will see the withdrawal of some night journeys Monday to Fridays. The route is being revised in Dudley, with buses leaving Dudley bus station via Trindle Road, no longer calling at Dudley Zoo stop.

Service 14 – Dudley to Halesowen via Blackheath
Service 126 – Birmingham to Dudley via Wolverhampton Road

Services 14 and 126 will have minor timetable amendments.

Timetables now available at the NX West Midlands website.

Coventry area

Service 4 – Arena Park to University Hospital via City Centre

A revised timetable is being introduced, with a route change for journeys towards the Ricoh Arena which will no longer call at Pool Meadow bus station or The Burges.

Service 7 – City Centre to Brownshill Green

Minor changes are being made to the timetable, with some journeys extended to the Amazon distribution centre.

Services 10 / 10A – Bell Green to Eastern Green
Services 13 / 13A – Willenhall to Whitmore Park

Minor timetable changes for these services, with the 10 / 10A being adjusted to co-ordinate with the 4.

Service 42 – City Centre to Brownshill Green

This service will be operated by Diamond Buses, no change to route or timetable.

Timetables and further details available at the NX Coventry website and the Diamond Buses website.

Solihull area

Following a review of subsidised services operated under contract to TfWM, a new local network is being introduced, with some services being withdrawn and replaced with new ones, while some will be simply renumbered to fit in to the new numbering format.

Service 69 – Brandwood End to Solihull

Service extended from Sainsbury’s Shirley to Solihull town centre to partly replace the withdrawn S15 service.

Service 82 – Solihull to Coventry via Meriden

This service will be operated by Johnsons Excelbus, with no change to route, but some minor timetable adjustments.

Service 87 – Solihull to Coventry via Balsall Common

Minor route change to serve the Jaguar Land Rover site at Fen End, via Fen End Road and Holly Lane. Balsall Street will be served by new 88A service.

Service 88 – Solihull to Balsall Common via Knowle

This service will be operated by Johnsons Excelbus, with some changes to route. Extended to Hallmeadow Road to serve Balsall Common health centre and Berkswell rail station, and rerouted in Fen End to serve the Jaguar Land Rover site. Service will operate every two hours, comining with new 88A service to maintain an hourly frequency between Solihull and Knowle.

Service 88A – Solihull to Balsall Common via Knowle

New variant service of 88 will be operated by Johnsons Excelbus, this will also terminate at Hallmeadow Road as per the 88 above. 88A will operate along Balsall Street, replacing that part of the current 87 route.

Service A1 – Solihull Circular via Damsonwood

Renumbered from S1, with minor route change in Solihull town centre.

Service A2 – Solihull Circular via Buryfield Road

Renumbered from S11, with minor route change, serving School Lane and Grove Road instead of part of Lode Lane. Operating hours also extended.

Service A3 – Solihull to Dorridge via Knowle

New service to be operated by Landflight, replacing part of withdrawn S3 / S3W service, operates hourly Monday to Saturday.

Service A4 – Solihull to Inkford Brook via Dickens Heath
Service A5 – Solihull to Dickens Heath

New services to be operated by Landflight, replacing part of withdrawn S3 / S3W service, each operated hourly Monday to Saturday, combining to provide half-hourly service between Solihull and Dickens Heath. Service A5 will also operate hourly on Sunday.

Service A6 – Solihull to Cheswick Green

New service to be operated by Landflight, replacing part of withdrawn S2 service, operates hourly Monday to Saturday.

Services A7 / A7W – Solihull Circular via Hockley Heath (clockwise)
Services A8 / A8W – Solihull Circular via Hockley Heath (anti-clockwise)

New services to be operated by Landflight, replacing parts of withdrawn S2 and S3/S3W services. Services will operate from Solihull via Widney Manor, Dorridge, Hockley Heath, Blythe Valley and Cheswick Green in both directions.

Service A10 – Solihull to Cranes Park via Sheldon

Renumbered from S10, with no change to route or timetable.

For timetables for new and revised Solihull services, please see the Network West Midlands website.

Maps and timetables for new services being launched by Landflight are available to view and download from their website.