Service Changes in April 2024

Following the end of the Easter holiday period, most bus services will revert back to regular timetables from Sunday 7th April, however there are some minor timetable and route changes from the same date.

Sunday 31st March

We’ll start off with one operator change happening right at the end of March.

71 – Sutton Coldfield to Chelmsley Wood

Sunday contract has been awarded to NX West Midlands who will take over operation of this service, with evening journeys reinstated.

Sunday 7th April

25 – Dudley to Stourbridge
35 – Birmingham to Hawkesley
49 – West Bromwich to Bearwood
54 / 54A – Perry Barr to Hamstead Village
76 – Solihull to Northfield
82 – Birmingham to Bearwood
87 – Birmingham to Dudley

From the above date, these services will have new revised timetables introduced to help with reliability issues.

14 – Birmingham to Chelmsley Wood
94 – Birmingham to Chelmsley Wood
95 – Birmingham to Chelmsley Wood
97 – Birmingham to Chelmsley Wood

On Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th April only, the above services will be operating to special Eid timetables owing to expected higher levels of traffic congestion.

51 – Coventry to Arena Retail Park / University Hospital

There will be a change of route in the Whoberley area. Between Broad Lane and Allesley Old Road, buses will use Wildcroft Road and Brookside Avenue in both directions, Glendower Road will no longer be served.

60 – Arena Retail Park to University of Warwick

Minor change of route will see this service no longer call at Whitley Jaguar Works.

EDIT: Contrary to what TfWM say, Jaguar will still be served, but only during morning and early evening peaks.

169 – Solihull to Kings Heath

Minor change of route in the Widney area of Solihull, buses will continue along Widney Lane and onto Alderminster Road before rejoining normal line of route on Monkspath Hall Road, in both directions.

A3 / A3W – Solihull to Knowle

Minor route change in Knowle to better serve passengers, following complaints made to TfWM.

A9 – Kingshurst to Blythe Valley

Minor change of route in Blythe Valley to better serve passengers, from the M42 island, buses will use Blythe Gate and Central Boulevard before rejoining normal route on Kineton Lane.

Moor Street Queensway stop changes

From Sunday 7th April, there will be some changes to stopping points due to commencement of Metro works on Moor Street Queensway. More details are in the below article I previously posted here.

Monday 15th April

182 – Redditch to Bromsgrove
183 – Bromsgrove to Redditch

Thanks to BSIP funding from Worcestershire County Council, Diamond Bus will be launching new and improved 182 and 183 services between Redditch and Bromsgrove, via Alvechurch, Barnt Green and Longbridge.

More journeys are being added to the timetable, and the route is revised between Alvechurch and Cofton Hackett to serve Hopwood and Longbridge, improving connections to the rail station there and at Barnt Green.


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He is not a bus enthusiast, but as a regular passenger takes an interest in public transport related matters, having relied on buses to get around for over twenty-five years now.

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