Service Disruptions

Change of 229 route in Snitterfield 5th September - 31st December
Commencing Monday 5th September 2016 there will be a minor route change to the 229 service in Snitterfield

At present the 229 bus travels along Ingon Lane, White Horse Hill, and Smiths Lane before going on to Bearley and takes the same route through the village when going in the opposite direction.

The revised route will operate from Ingon Lane, past the War Memorial to Park Lane, and along Church Road before turning onto Smiths Lane.

This extra ’loop’ around the village will hopefully enable those living at the Park Lane end of the village, who have difficulty walking, to get off/on the bus nearer to their homes.




Affects Services: 229

Wolverhampton Metro Works 9th January - 30th June
From Monday 9th January, Service 61 will be diverted in Wolverhampton City Centre.

Normal line of route until Pipers Row then Tower Street, Market Street, Queen Street, Pipers Row then normal line of route.


Affects Services: 61

Oxford Road Closure 15th May - 28th July
Service 42 and 43 will be on diversion between Monday 15th May and Friday 28th July 2017.

Oxford Road will be closed between Oak lane and Lodge Road to facilitate drainage works. During this period Services 42 and 43 will be diverted via High Street and Dartmouth Street. Izons Road, Oxford Road and Oak Lane will NOT be serviced.

Passengers should board or alight at West Bromwich Bus Station or at the bus stops on Wood Lane.

Affects Services: 42, 43

208 Diversion - Harvest Road & Avenue Road, Rowley Regis 12th June - 3rd July
Harvest Road, Rowley Regis will be closed from 12th June until 3rd July, between The Avenue and Cornfield Road.

The 208 will be diverted as follows during this time:

Towards Merry Hill: Normal line of route until Knowle Road, then divert via, Brickhouse Rd, The Avenue, Harvest Road and back to normal line of route.

Towards Dudley: Reverse of above.

Affects Services: 208

Road Closure: Essington Road, New Invention 19th June - 5th July
Between the dates Monday 19th June to Wednesday 5th July from 2000-0600, Essington Road will be closed between the junctions of Lichfield Road and Sneyd Lane to facilitate carriageway resurfacing works.

During this period Service 41 will be diverted and NOT serve Essington Road and the Hilton Road Estate. Passengers should board or slight at the bus stops on Lichfield Road or at new Invention Square.


Affects Services: 41

Hampstead Road, Road Closure 21st June - 3rd July
Wed 21st June to Fri 23rd June (09:30 to 12:00)
Mon 26th June to Fri 30th June (09:30 to 12:00)
Mon 3rd July (09:30 to 12:00)

During these periods Hamstead Road from Spouthouse Lane to Green lane will be closed for resurfacing works.

Service 16 will terminate at the junction of Hamstead Road and Old Walsall Road.
Passengers should board or alight at the old Hamstead Road Turning circle. (Service 54 terminus).

Service 16W from West Bromwich will continue along the Newton Road, then A34 Walsall Road, then turn onto the Old Walsall Road to join the normal line of route. The same in reverse for buses from Birmingham.

This may cause major disruption particularly to the 16W where journey times are likely to increase due to the above diversion.

Affects Services: 16w, 16

High Street, Cradley Heath Diversions 1st July
High Street, Cradley Heath will be closed between St Anne’s Road and Newtown Street for a Festival and Parade on Saturday 1st July

Service 17 will be diverted as follows:
Towards Merry Hill : Normal line of route until Congreave Rd, then straight onto Newtown Lane, Left onto Foxoak St, right onto St Anne’s Rd and onto normal line of route.

Towards Halesowen : Reverse of above

The 124 service will be diverted as follows:
Towards Dudley : Depart Cradley Heath Interchange onto Forge Lane, then Chester Rd, Station St, right onto Grangers Lane, left onto Congreave Rd, Straight onto Foxoak St, then right onto St Anne’s Rd and onto normal line of route.

Towards Cradley Heath : Reverse of above

Affects Services: 124, 17

Vicarage Rd / Victoria Rd, Aston Road Closure 10th July - 11th August
Between 10 July and 11 August 2017 Vicarage Rd will be closed with the junction at Victoria Rd, Aston.

During this time the 68A/C service will be diverted as follows:
Normal line of route until Victoria Rd, then Park Rd North, Sycamore Rd, returning to normal line of route at Church Lane and vice versa.

During this time stops along Victoria Rd and Church Rd (infront of YMCA) will not be able to be served.

Affects Services: 68A/C

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