Diamond service changes from 30th August

There will be some timetable changes to the following West Midlands services from Sunday 30th August.

002 Weoley Castle to Merry Hill
All journeys will now operate the normal line of route along Manor Lane and Manor Way: the two journeys that used to serve Mucklow Hill will no longer serve this or Kent Rd.
New Bus Stops have been inserted along Cromwell Lane and Woodcock Lane.
Wood Lane, Bartley Green becomes Hail and Ride, due to objections from local residents of a fixed Bus Stop being inserted along this road.

4H Walsall to Hayley Green
Monday to Friday every 10mins.
Saturdays between 10:00 and 16:00hrs increased upto every 10mins.
Minor route change: Halesowen to Walsall will now follow Queensway and Bromsgrove Rd rather than Richmond St and Stourbridge Rd. New Timetable available here

16 West Bromwich to Birmingham
Timetable change to Saturday services becoming every 10 mins between 10am and 4pm. New Timetable available here

44 Halesowen to Bromsgrove
Service retimed. New Timetable available here

74A West Bromwich to Dudley
Monday to Saturdays, final journey from Dudley at 16:10 retimed to depart at 16:15. New Timetable available here

145 Droitwich to Rubery
Service retimed. New Timetable available here

226 Merry Hill to Dudley
Monday to Friday, some journeys have been retimed from Merry Hill. New Timetable available here

231 Halesowen to Blackheath
Service retimed. New Timetable available here

Extra Buses for Selected Peak Time Journeys

As schools return in September, some services will have increased demand during peak times. By comparing data from 2019 and using passenger trends we have been able to work with local authorities across the region to identify services where school journeys could impact on social distancing measures and work towards providing a resolution.

With the assistance of Government funding from many of the local authorities involved, from 1st September we will be able to provide additional vehicles on selected journeys, to enable social distancing to be maintained and for those journeys to be undertaken safely.

All services are being regularly monitored and further changes may be made if required, please continue to check our website for the latest updates. Currently it is anticipated these service levels will be in place until October Half Term and services will be reviewed again at that point. 

West Midlands Region:

We will be providing an additional vehicle on the following busy school time journeys. The extra buses on these services will be available to the general public, therefore Government Guidelines regarding social distancing and the wearing of Face Coverings must be observed.

002Weoley Castle to Merry Hill07:50 From Merry Hill
  08:09 From Weoley Castle
  15:45 From Weoley Castle
  15:50 From Merry Hill
78Sutton Coldfield to Queslett07:30 From Queslett
  15:30 From Sutton
226Merry Hill to Dudley07:30 From Merry Hill
  07:40 From Dudley
  08:00 From Dudley
  14:50 From Merry Hill
  15:00 From Dudley
  15:10 From Merry Hill
228Russells Hall to KinverWe will operate our normal timetable
Additional services will be operated by Green Bus arranged by Staffordshire County Council
229Bilston to Dudley07:25 From Dudley
  14:35 From Bilston
  15:05 From Bilston
  14:40 From Dudley
401EWalsall to Yew Tree08:22 From Walsall (round trip)
  14:37 From Walsall (round trip)
E88Erdington to Streetly15:25 From Bishop Walsh School

For further details, please see the Diamond West Midlands website.


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