Diamond Launches New 16w Service.


Tuesday 31st May sees the launch of Diamond’s new 16w service. We’ve listened to passengers on our popular 16 service and the introduction of the new 16w answers local passengers requests for better connections in your area.

The 16w will see the Diamond 16 service extend from Hamstead to West Bromwich, providing brand new direct links to Sandwell Hospital and West Bromwich Town Centre, including Sandwell College. Passengers who were previously connecting to West Bromwich services  in Hamstead can now travel through on one journey.

The combined frequency on the 16 & 16w is every 10 mins to Hamstead and every 20 mins on the 16w to West Bromwich during weekdays. The 16 service continues to provide a 7 day-a-week service between Birmingham and Hamstead with the 16w continuing to West Bromwich on Mondays to Saturdays. The 16w will also provide later service returning from Birmingham with the new last departure from the city being 19:32.

The 16 and 16w services are both part of our Diamond Value range of services, which means passengers can benefit from great value lower priced fares, with Adult Returns at £2.50 and Child Returns at just £1.25. If you travel more regularly a Diamond Value pass may be just the ticket for you!

For just £10 per week or £25 per month you can benefit from unlimited travel on any Diamond Value service*, which means with the brand new 16w link to West Bromwich you can benefit from connections to many of our other Diamond Value Services.

* Diamond Value week & Month passes available on 002, 4, 4H, 16, 16w, 29, 40, 42, 43, 50, 142, 226, 301, 302 & 401E. Diamond Value Map available here.

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