OPINION: New bye-laws coming into effect from February 13th 2022 are useless if not enforced

The following is reproduced from the Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) website. In February 2019 a consultation took place to help us understand the views of people across the West Midlands regarding anti-social behaviour on buses, at bus station premises, bus stops and shelters. The consultation was to review the proposal of new byelaws that […]

Service levels over Christmas 2021

With Christmas just over three weeks away now, bus operators are confirming the levels of service they will be operating over the festive period. Monday 20th to Thursday 23rd December 2021 Normal levels of service, though National Express West Midlands (NXWM) will be running adjusted timetables with slightly reduced frequencies before 9am. National Express Coventry […]

Hydrogen vehicles to hit the road from Monday 6th December 2021

The first of Birmingham City Council’s hydrogen-powered buses will begin to enter public service from Monday 6th December. Operated by National Express West Midlands from the company’s Walsall garage, these Wright Streetdeck Hydroliner FCEV buses will be running on the well-used and frequent 51 service, which runs between Birmingham city centre and Walsall bus station, […]

West Midlands Bus partnership between Diamond and NX Bus resumes 5th December 2021

Following successful renegotiation of arrangements between Transport For West Midlands (TfWM), Diamond Buses and National Express West Midlands (NX Bus), the West Midlands Bus partnership will be resuming from Sunday 5th December 2021. Both operators will be reintroducing jointly-operated timetables and accepting each others’ tickets and passes (where valid) on services 31, 32, 40, 42 […]

Metro service suspended ‘until further notice’ from 13th November 2021

Yesterday (12th November), West Midlands Metro announced that their tram service would be ‘suspended until further notice’ following the discovery of a further ‘fault’ following the suspension of the service for several days earlier this year. Earlier this year West Midlands Metro discovered cracks on our trams, which resulted in a temporary interruption to services […]