More igo Bus services to change operator

Following the sad news that ATG went into administration last week, more bus services operated by igo Buses under contract to Transport For West Midlands (TfWM) have been awarded to other operators as emergency tenders.

From Monday 1st April 2019 the following operators will take over the following services in the West Midlands area:

National Express West Midlands

  • 10 / 10H / 10S – Birmingham to Quinton / Selly Oak (slight change of route to service 10S which will result in Mill Farm Road no longer being served)
  • 36 – Sparkhill to Heartlands Hospital
  • 99 – Shirley to Shard End
  • 208 – Dudley to Merry Hill
  • A12 – Acocks Green to Solihull

National Express Coventry

  • 539 – Coventry to Kenilworth
  • 580 – Coventry to Rugby

Diamond Buses

  • 19 – Maypole to Frankley
  • 22 – Wolverhampton to Wednesbury
  • 53 – Wolverhampton to Rocket Pool
  • 89 – Solihull to Coventry (To request journeys in the Balsall Common & Meriden roaming zones please call 01527 813120 by 1700 the day before travel. )

Arriva Midlands

  • 19 – Walsall to Bloxwich
  • 25 – Bloxwich to Kingstanding

The Green Bus

  • 38 – Northfield to Selly Oak

Kev’s Cars & Coaches

  • 39 / 39A / 39S – Bournville College to Worlds End / South Woodgate
  • 42 – West Heath to Hollymoor Way

Select Buses

  • 50 – Wolverhampton to Wednesfield (The 1534 journey from Wednesfield will no longer operate.)

Ring and Ride is being operated as normal. You can continue to book, cancel or change a Ring and Ride trip in the same way through the usual telephone numbers

Further information and updates will be found on the Network West Midlands website.

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Responses

  1. A driver said the contracts are till the end of June, then they will be retendered.
    Not sure how true that is.

    1. It may depend on when the original contract was due to be retendered anyway. For example, service 53 (Wolverhampton to Rocket Pool) was due to be taken over by Banga Buses at the end of this month, and likewise service 208 (Dudley to Merry Hill) was due to be withdrawn and replaced by new service 24 to be operated by NX West Midlands. Contracted services usually change in April or October, but due to these exceptional circumstances, TfWM may want to invite new tenders sooner.

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