Service changes from Sunday 24th May and 31st May 2020

Updated: To save making a whole new article, there will be further changes from Sunday 31st May also.

It has been confirmed today that from Sunday 24th May 2020 National Express West Midlands (NX Bus) will be increasing service levels in order to meet rising demand as passengers start going back to work.

Over the next few weeks, National Express West Midlands will be increasing the number of vehicles on each route, so there should be more space on each bus. We will continue to carefully monitor passenger numbers and adjust timetables accordingly.

For our latest service information click here

We are asking people travelling to stay apart to stay safe. Customers should also follow government guidance on staying safe outside their home, including wearing a face covering and avoiding peak travel times where possible.We kindly ask that all our customers follow the current government advice and remain 2 metres apart at all times – when you’re getting on and off the bus, and when you’re choosing where to sit.

The expert advice from public health authorities around washing hands frequently, what to look out for and what to do if you develop symptoms, is being regularly shared with all of our staff.

We have enhanced our extensive vehicle cleaning regimes to ensure we maintain high levels of hygiene for both drivers and customers and reduce the risk of contact with Coronavirus (COVID-19). We will continue to follow advice from public health bodies and introduce any additional measures that are recommended or required.

From Sunday May 24th, service levels will increase to approximately three-quarters of pre-coronavirus lockdown service level.

Passengers are advised to maintain current social distancing guidelines when travelling

There are no changes to National Express Coventry services on 24th May 2020.

Bank holiday services will be as follows: 

Sunday 24th May 2020 – New Sunday timetable

Monday 25th May 2020 (bank holiday) – New Sunday timetable

Tuesday 26th May 2020 – New weekday timetable

Reintroduced services

Those bus routes that were suspended during lockdown will also operate again:

10 – Birmingham to Quinton

22 – Oldbury to Bearwood  

25 – Birmingham to QE Hospital

32 – Shirley to Lyndon

50 – Wolverhampton to Wednesfield  

54A – West Bromwich to Worlds End (Quinton)

61 – Wolverhampton to Goldthorn Park  

96 – Kingstanding to Chelmsley Wood (only currently operating part route)

Please refer to the NX West Midlands website to view and download new timetables.

Update: There will be further timetable changes for some NX West Midlands services from Sunday 31st May, while NX Coventry services will have frequency increases from the same date.

The 4A and 13A will be running again.

And there are other changes to the following routes:

  • 20 – During lockdown buses did not go to Bayton Road industrial estate. After 31st May 2020, there will be a peak-hour service every 30 minutes Monday-Friday.
  • 20C – The route is changing so that Lentons Lane gets a direct link to Coventry city centre.

Please refer to the NX Coventry website to view and download new timetables.


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