New timetables and Birmingham city centre stop changes from Sunday 5th July 2020

National Express West Midlands have announced that their bus services will be “back to normal” from Sunday 5th July.

From Sunday 5th July the vast majority of our bus services across Birmingham and the Black Country will be returning to pre-coronavirus frequencies making it easier to practice social distancing onboard.

In addition, we have a team of 50 buses and 70 drivers on “sweeper” duty every day, ready to react to any reports of buses or bus stops getting busy, giving more space on board each bus.

We have worked closely with Transport for West Midlands through the Bus Alliance to co-ordinate these latest improvements.

https://nxbus.co.uk/west-midlands/information/service-changes/more-timetable-increases-from-5th-july-2020

What are “sweepers” then? These are ‘spare’ vehicles, that will be positioned at key locations, ready to enter service and assist on any routes where they have become busy, to avoid passenger over-crowding.

Find your latest service timetable at the National Express West Midlands website.

National Express Coventry will be increasing service levels on a number of routes from the same date:

From Sunday 5th July we will be increasing service levels in and around Coventry on routes 3/3A, 5, 7, 10A, 13/13A, 16 and 21/21A making it easier to practice social distancing onboard.

Service 4 – On Sundays, the first bus from Pool Meadow to University Hospital will run 10 minutes earlier at 6.55am.

https://nxbus.co.uk/coventry/information/service-changes/timetable-increases-from-5th-july-2020

Find your latest service timetable at the National Express Coventry website.

Birmingham city centre bus stop changes

Also from the same date, due to the closure of Park Street to traffic for continuing HS2 works, as well as social-distancing measures introduced by Birmingham city council, some bus services will change stopping points and/or terminus point.

2, 3, 5 & 6 – Will move from stop MS7 on Carrs Lane to stop BS16 on High Street, outside Boots. This will become the terminal stop for these services. There will be no change to the routes of these services.

16 towards Hamstead – Stop MS3 on Moor Street Queensway, outside Primark, will no longer be served. Buses will stop at MS8 instead on Moor Street, after the Carrs Lane junction. Stop BS11 on Priory Queensway will no longer be served. There will be no change to the route.

16 towards Birmingham Markets – Stop BS9 on Priory Queensway will no longer be served. There will be no change to the route.

17 – Stop MS8 on Moor Street Queensway will no longer be served. Buses will instead stop at MS3 on Moor Street Queensway, outside Primark. This will become the terminal stop. The 17 will no longer serve Park Street due to this road being closed. An additional stop will be used on Albert Street (stop BS17). Buses will operate along Carrs Lane, High Street and Albert Street to exit the city centre.

45 & 47 – The route in Birmingham city centre will change. Buses will no longer serve Carrs Lane, High Street or Albert Street. Instead, buses will run along Moor Street Queensway and Priory Queensway, turning around at Old Square and returning along Priory Queensway and Moor Street Queensway.
Stop BS16 on High Street (outside Boots) will no longer be served. Buses will instead terminate on Priory Queensway at stop BS9. Buses will also stop on Moor Street Queensway at stop MS8 (towards Birmingham) and at stop MS16 (on journeys from Birmingham).

60 – The route in Birmingham will change and no longer serve Park Street due to this road being closed. Buses will instead serve Carrs Lane, High Street and Albert Street and will additionally stop on Albert Street at stop BS17.

65 & 67 – The route in Birmingham city centre will change. From Lancaster Circus, buses will run along James Watt Queensway and Masshouse Lane to terminate on Priory Queensway. From Birmingham buses will run along Priory Queensway and Corporation Street.
Stop BS9 on Priory Queensway will no longer be served. Buses will instead stop at BS11 on Priory Queensway, on the other side of the road (at the bottom of the hill). This will become the terminal stop. Buses will also stop on Corporation Street at stops CS1 and CS2. Stop JW2 on James Watt Queensway will no longer be served.

66 – Stop BS9 on Priory Queensway will no longer be served. Buses will instead stop at BS11 on Priory Queensway, on the other side of the road. This will become the terminal stop. There will be no change to the route.

82 & 87 – Stop MS3 on Moor Street Queensway, outside Primark, will no longer be served. Buses will stop at MS8 instead on Moor Street, after the Carrs Lane junction. Stop BS11 on Priory Queensway will no longer be served. There will be no change to the route of these services.

X1 & X2 – The route in Birmingham will change and no longer serve Park Street due to the road being closed.


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    1. Will you please stop spamming the comments section with your lists of bus fleet movements?

      If you want to discuss this kind of stuff, head on over to the WM Buses In Photos website:
      http://wmbusphotos.com/

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