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

50 Diversion - Lichfield Rd, Wednesfield 30th November - 30th May
50 Diversion - Lichfield Rd, Wednesfield From 30th November 2016 for five months

Lichfield Rd, Wednesfield will be closed from the traffic Island at Wood End Road to Wednesfield High Street for approximately 5 months. During this time the 50 service will divert as follows:

Towards Wednesfield: Lichfield Rd, Lakefield Rd, March End Road, Neachells Lane to Wednesfield High Street

From Wednesfield: Reverse of above.

During the closure Neachells Lane will remain open for BUSES and access only.

Affects Services: 50

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

Bells Lane, Wordsley road closure 27th March - 26th June
Bells Lane, Wordsley, between Sandringham Place and Warwick Road, will be closed from 27th March until 26th June 2017 for road works.

During this time the 226 and 267 services will be diverted via Sandringham Place, Sandringham Road, Balmoral Road and vice-versa.

Affects Services: 226 , 267

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

Old Walsall Road Closure 23rd May - 27th May
16 / 16W Diversion
From Tues 23 to Sat 27 May. (19:00 to 7:00 only)

Old Walsall Road from Hamstead Road to Rockley Lane will be closed to allow resurfacing works to take place.
During this period service 16 and 16W will be diverted as follows:

Buses will be diverted via Rockley Lane, Walsall Road and Newton Road.

Passengers should board or alight at the Austin Way bus stops or at the Green Lane terminus.

Affects Services: 16w, 16

Birmingham Pride Parade - City Centre Diversions 27th May
Saturday 27th May 2017

This parade will affect a number of services in Birmingham City Centre from 10am to 1:30pm.

Various road in the city will be closed.

The Diamond services affected will operate the diversions below:

Service 16 and 16W: Buses will terminate on Priory Queensway. Passengers should board or alight at Bus Stop BS11 adjacent to Moor Street Queensway.

Service 146: Buses will terminate on Horsefair. Passengers should board or alight at Bus Stop HF1 adjacent to Holloway Circus.

Affects Services: 146, 16w, 16

Sutton Coldfield Diversions - Great Midlands Fun Run 4th June
The Great Midlands Fun Run takes place in Sutton Coldfield on Sunday 4th June. There will be a number of road closures in the town centre during the day.

Diamond services will be diverted as follows:

71 to Sutton Coldfield: Normal line of route until Rectory Road, then Riland Road, Coleshill Road, Victoria Road, to temporary stop in Lower Queen Street.

71 from Sutton Coldfield: Depart from temporary stop in Lower Queens Street, left Birmingham Road, left Holland Road, Upper Holland Road, Coleshill Road, Riland Road, Rectory Road then normal line of route.


77 towards Sutton Coldfield: Normal line of route until Birmingham Road, at Empire Cinema right into Holland Road (temporary stop at Duke Street), left Lower Queen Street, left Queen Street to temporary stop in Queen Street (opposite Aldi Car Park)

77 from Sutton Coldfield: Depart temporary stop in Queen Street, continue to Birmingham Road and normal line of route.

Affects Services: 71, 77

S3/S3W Diversion - Dorridge Fun Run 4th June
On Sunday 4th June 2017, there will be a number of roads closed in the Dorridge area due to the Dorridge Fun Run. As a result our S3 service will be diverting as follows:

To Hockley Heath:
Normal line of route until Station Road, right onto Poplar Road, left Mill Lane, right Chadworth Avenue, left Four Ashes Road, continue to Box Trees Road, left Stratford Road to Hockley Heath terminus.

To Solihull:
As above but in reverse

We will be unable to serve Dorridge Rail Station for the duration of the road closure.

Please note that normal line of route should resume when the roads reopen at approx 13.30

Affects Services: S3

Windmill Lane, Smethwick road closure 4th June
On SUNDAY 4th JUNE 2017 Windmill Lane, Smethwick between Windmill Shopping Centre and Cape Hill will be closed in a southbound direction.

During this time the 54 & 54A will be diverted as follows:

Towards Worlds End: Diverted via Cape Hill and Grove Lane.

Towards West Bromwich services will be unaffected.

Affects Services: 54

Services 47 & 48 Diversion: Mason Road 5th June - 14th June
Mason road will be closed between the junctions of Tennyson Way and Swinburne Road from 5th June for 9 days.

During this time buses will be diverted and will use Malvern Road in both directions and then rejoin the normal line of route.

Affects Services: 47, 48

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