Service Changes 15th March – New WMB partnership route launch

Diamond Bus, National Express West Midlands and Transport for West Midlands are working in partnership to provide a new joint timetable on the West Bromwich to Wednesbury 40 route.

From Sunday 15th March 2020, both Diamond and National Express West Midlands will be operating jointly on the 40 route, with newly branded West Midlands Buses on both operators vehicles. There will be buses up to every 8 minutes during Monday to Saturday daytimes and services running until late into the evening, 7 days a week.

Diamond Buses will be introducing newer, cleaner, greener Euro 6 buses and FREE Wifi available on board! National Express West Midlands will be using Euro6 Enviro200 MMC buses recently transferred from Yardley Wood garage.

With tickets that are valid on both operators services you can now simply catch the first bus that comes along!

What you’ll need to know:

Timetable Changes:

Please click here to view the new Diamond buses timetable.

Please click here to view the new timetable from National Express West Midlands.

Service information on the Diamond Bus Website and App:
A combined timetable will appear on the 40 service page indicating which operator provides the service at the top of each journey column. Please note that currently only services operated by Diamond will appear on our bus tracker and RTI feeds. National Express services will show as scheduled services. There will be no changes to the existing line of route.

What ticket is right for me?

Check out our guide to what tickets may be better for your journey plans:

Just travelling on the 40?
Both operators will accept each others £2.50 Adult and £1.25 Child Day Return ticket.
The below tickets and passes will also be valid on both operators 40 services…

Travelling on other Diamond services?
Diamond Value Day & Week tickets will be available to purchase and use on both Diamond and National Express 40 services.

Adult Diamond Value Day
*Cheapest Adult Day Ticket on the 40*
£2.85
Child Diamond Value Day£1.60
Adult Diamond Value Week£11.00
Child Diamond Value Week£7.35

Please Note: Diamond Value Month tickets are not available or valid on National Express 40 services.
Diamond West Midlands tickets and passes are available and valid on all Diamond 40 services and other Diamond services, however, they are not valid on National Express 40. Please check that Diamond services on this route meet your journey needs before purchasing a Diamond West Midlands ticket.

Diamond Value Day & Week tickets are valid on National Express 31, 32, 42, 43/43A & 40 West Midlands Bus Partnership Bus services only. Diamond Value tickets are also valid on Diamond services 4, 4H, 16, 16W, 29, 31, 32, 40, 42 (Tipton/Dudley), 43/43A (Bilston), 50 & 401E.

Travelling on other National Express West Midlands services?
The below National Express tickets will be available to purchase and use on both National Express and Diamond 40 services.

Adult Sandwell & Dudley / Walsall
Low Fare Zone Day
£3.00
Child Sandwell & Dudley / Walsall
Low Fare Zone Day
*Cheapest Child Day Ticket on the 40*
£1.50
Adult Daysaver (before 09:30)£4.60
Adult Daysaver (after 09:30)£4.00
Child Daysaver£2.30
Group Day£8.00
Group Day (after 6pm) £5.00
Adult Sandwell & Dudley / Walsall
Low Fare Zone Week
£11.00
Child Sandwell & Dudley / Walsall
Low Fare Zone Week
£7.00

Please Note: National Express tickets and passes are available and valid on Diamond 31, 32, 42, 43/43A & 40 West Midlands Bus Partnership Bus services only. For more information about National Express tickets visit www.nxbus.co.uk

Further details and information about the new 40 partnership service can be found at the Diamond Buses website.


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