National Express West Midlands is making a number of changes to its bus services across the West Midlands and the Black Country. The changes will commence on Sunday 28th April 2019.

The changes include:

  • These include small changes, such as timetable improvements to help buses run more reliably.
  • There are some larger route changes, such as new links between Birmingham, Walsall and Cannock and between Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield and Lichfield, to cater for new and emerging travel needs.

3 – Brownhills – Walsall – View the new 8 & 8A timetable

  • The 3 will be renumbered service 8 and will run additionally during Monday – Saturday daytimes up to every 30 minutes.
  • Monday – Saturday journeys will extend beyond Brownhills Parade to Brownhills West, The Rising Sun.
  • The current service 8 between Walsall & Pelsall, Shortlands Lane will be renumbered service 8A and operate every 30 minutes.
  • Combined the new 8, 8A & 9 will provide buses to from Walsall – Pelsall up to every 10 minutes.

NEW 9 – Bloxwich – Walsall – View the new 9 timetable

  • The current 89 route between Walsall & Bloxwich will be replaced by new service 9, running up to every 30 mins.

10 & 10A – Brownhills / Lichfield – Walsall – View the new timetable for 10 & 10A

  • Revised timetables in the week.

10, 10A & 10B – Perton / Pattingham / Codsall – Wolverhampton – View the new timetable for 10, 10A & 10B

  • Revised timetables throughout the week.
  • More buses at peak times, to up to every 15 minutes (up to every 20 minutes off-peak) between Wolverhampton and Perton.
  • From this date, Arriva will no longer run on the 10.

17 – Birmingham to Tile Cross – View the new 17 timetable

  • Buses in the evening will run to new times.

45 & 47 – Birmingham to Longbridge – View the new 45 & 47 timetable

  • New timetable to help buses run more reliably.

46 – Birmingham to Perry Barr

  • Buses will be known as the new 52 and extends from Perry Barr to Perry Beeches estate.

49 – West Bromwich – Bearwood – View the new 49 timetable

  • Revised weekday morning timetable to improve reliability.
  • The current 0825 journey from West Bromwich to Bearwood on Saturday mornings is retimed to 0820.

NEW 52 – Birmingham to Perry Beeches via Lozells and Perry Barr View the new 52 timetable

  • The new 52 will run every 15 minutes between Birmingham and Perry Barr.
  • Buses will extend from Perry Barr about every 30 minutes to Perry Beeches estate during Monday to Saturday daytimes.
  • At busier times on weekdays extra buses will run to and from Perry Beeches estate.
  • In the evening, buses will run hourly.
  • On Sunday daytimes, buses will run about every 30 minutes.

55 – Birmingham to Chelmsley Wood – View the new 55 timetable

  • New timetable to help buses run more reliably.

NEW 60 – Wolverhampton – Bloxwich – View the new 60 timetable

  • New service 60 will be introduced to replace the current 89 service between Wolverhampton – Bloxwich.
  • Buses will continue to run up to every 20 minutes.

80 & 80A – West Bromwich – Birmingham – View the new 80 & 80A timetable

  • Revised Monday – Saturday timetable.

89 – Walsall – Bloxwich – View the new 9 timetable (replacing the 89)

  • The current 89 route between Walsall & Bloxwich will be replaced by new service 9, running up to every 30 mins.

94 – Birmingham to Chelmsley Wood – View the new 94 timetable

  • New timetable to help buses run more reliably.

97 – Birmingham to Chelmsley Wood – View the new 97 timetable

  • New timetable to help buses run more reliably.

529 – Wolverhampton – Walsall – View the new 529 timetable

  • A revised weekday timetable, with an additional bus in the morning peak to improve reliability.
  • Following customer requests, additional journeys will run just after the evening peak.

952 – Birmingham to Perry Beeches – View the new 52 timetable

  • The 952 is withdrawn – the new 52 will run between Birmingham, Perry Barr and Perry Beeches.

X3 – Birmingham to Sutton Coldfield, Hill Hook and Lichfield – View the new X3 timetable

  • Buses will extend from Hill Hook to Lichfield (replacing Midland Classic X12 which is withdrawn).
  • The route will serve the Bishops Way stop on Lichfield Road in both directions instead of Shelley Drive.
  • Buses will run about every 30 minutes during Monday to Saturday daytimes with a new hourly Sunday daytime service.
  • During the day, Monday to Saturday, the X3 and X5 provide a direct link between Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield and Mere Green about every 15 minutes.

X4 – Birmingham to Sutton Coldfield, Falcon Lodge and Minworth – View the new X4 timetable

  • Buses will run more often, about every 15 minutes during Monday to Saturday daytimes, between Birmingham and Falcon Lodge.
  • Buses will continue beyond Falcon Lodge, about every 30 minutes, to Minworth.
  • In the evening buses will run hourly.
  • On Sunday daytimes buses will run every 30 minutes between Birmingham and Minworth.

X5 – Birmingham to Sutton Coldfield and Roughley – View the new X5 timetable

  • Buses will run every 30 minutes during Monday to Saturday daytimes and every hour evenings and Sundays.
  • During the day on Mondays to Saturdays, the X3 and X5 provide a direct link between Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield and Mere Green about every 15 minutes.

X20 – Birmingham to Rednal – View the new X20 timetable

  • The route will change between Longbridge Island and Rednal to run via Lickey Road and Groveley Lane, terminating instead at Cofton Hackett, Parsonage Drive.
  • Buses will turn at Parsonage Lane and return the same way back to Longbridge Island.
  • All bus stops on Lickey Road and Groveley Lane will be served. This means that the X20 will not run along Ashill Road, Cliff Rock Road, Edgewood Road or Lowhill Lane. The nearest alternative stops will be on Lickey Road.
  • Buses will also stop at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital.
  • Buses will run more often in the evening.

X21 – Birmingham to Woodcock Hill – View the new X21 timetable

  • Buses will run every 20 minutes during Monday to Saturday daytime.

X22 – Birmingham to Woodgate – View the new X22 timetable

  • Buses will run more often in the evening.

X51 Birmingham to Walsall and Cannock – View the new X51 timetable

  • Buses will extend to Cannock every 20 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes on Saturdays.
  • At peak times, buses to and from Cannock will run up to every 15 minutes.
  • The route buses take between Walsall and Cannock will change. Buses will run along Bloxwich Road, instead of Green Lane, and along Holly Lane, Gorsey Lane and Hilton Lane in Great Wyrley.
  • This means that Cheslyn Hay will not be served by the X51. In Bridgtown, buses will run along Watling Street, Delta Way and Walsall Road in both directions.
  • (Between Birmingham and Walsall, the route will not change, and buses will run as often as now.)

X70 Birmingham to Chelmsley Wood – View the new X70 timetable

  • New timetable to help buses run more reliably.

There are some changes to school services as follows:

829 – Birmingham Colmore Row to St Paul’s School – View the new 829 timetable

  • Only one bus will run in the morning from Birmingham Colmore Row departing at 0805.
  • The afternoon buses will not change.

889 – Heartlands and Yardley to CTC Kingshurst Academy – View the new 889 timetable

  • One bus will run in each direction.