Bus updates during the coronavirus outbreak

Last updated: Thursday 28 May at 8am

Please visit each operator's website for the most up-to-date timetable

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Updates by bus operator


National Express West Midlands and Coventry


On most routes, times of first buses are the same or within a few minutes of current times.


On most routes, there are no changes to the timings of the last bus.


Nearly all Saturday services are running to the same timetables as the revised Monday-Friday.


Sunday services will continue to run, but some will have revised timetables.


NXCOV 20A Has an extra early morning journey from Coventry to University Hospital. This will run Monday to Saturday.


National Express West Midlands service levels:


The bus operator have increased services back up to three quarters of pre-coronavirus levels. These new schedules mean there are 200,000 more seats available across the bus network each day.


No routes have changed, and buses will arrive more frequently.


The following services are now operating:


10 Birmingham to Quinton


22 Oldbury to Bearwood 


25 Birmingham to Selly Oak


32 Hall Green to Acocks Green 


50 Wolverhampton to Wednesfield 


54A West Bromwich to Quinton 


61 Wolverhampton to Goldthorn Park 


96 Kingstanding to Chelmsley Wood (only currently operating part route)


Service Changes from 31 May to National Express Coventry service levels


National Express Coventry is increasing the number of buses on it's services from 31 May 2020. Timetables are changing and customers are being reminded to check before they travel. 


The bus operator is bringing services back up to three quarters of pre-coronavirus levels and buses will be arriving more frequently.


The exact times of some first and last buses will be slightly different under these new timetables.


Service 4A and 13A will be operating again.


There are changes to the following routes:



  • 20 - During lockdown the National Express Coventry bus did not go to Bayton Road industrial estate. After 31 May 2020, there will be a peak-hour service every 30 minutes Monday-Friday.

  • 20C - After 31 May 2020, the route is changing so that Lentons Lane gets a direct link to Coventry city centre.


You can find more information by checking the National Express timetable weblinks below.


Full timetables are available from the operator:


National Express West Midlands timetables


National Express Coventry timetables


NHS staff travel for free. Show your ID to the driver.





Diamond Buses


There is a reduced service operating.


Diamond Buses timetables


NHS staff travel for free. Show your ID to the driver.





Ring and Ride


Normal service is suspended with the exception of essential shopping trips. For these trips, no more than 2 people are to be carried in a vehicle to ensure social distancing from each other and the safety of the driver.


Service are operating for essential trips only. This will run on Mondays – Saturdays between 8.30am and 3.30pm, for the time being there will be no service on Sundays.


Further information about Ring and Ride





Johnsons


There is a reduced service.


Updates about Johnson


NHS staff travel for free. Show your ID to the driver.





Arriva


There is a reduced service on the following routes: 1 / 2 / 3 / 3A / 9 / 70 / 74 / 78 / 79 / 110.


Arriva timetables





Travel De Courcey


There is a reduced service on the following routes: 60 / 61 / 703 / 585 / X6.


Travel De Courcey timetables


NHS staff travel for free. Show your ID to the driver.





Stagecoach


There is a reduced service on the following routes:U1 / U2 / U12 / X17 / X18 / 48 / 55 / 56 / 86.


Stagecoach timetables


NHS staff travel for free. Show your ID to the driver.





Landflight


All routes are operating a reduced service.


Landflight timetables


NHS staff travel for free. Show your ID to the driver.





Banga Buses


There is a reduced service.


Updates about Banga Buses


NHS staff travel for free. Show your ID to the driver.





Claribel Coaches


Service 36 will operate to a Saturday timetable:



  • The first journey from Sparkhill, Warwick Road/Baker Street will depart at 09:30

  • The first journey from Saltley, Belchers Lane (Island) will depart at 08:45

  • The last journey from Sparkhill, Warwick Road/Baker Street will depart at 17:00

  • The last journey from Saltley, Belchers Lane (Island) will depart at 17:00


Service 75 will operate a Saturday timetable


Services 94 and 55 are suspended.


Service 167 will operate to a Saturday timetable:



  • The first journey from Erdington remains unchanged at 09:48

  • The first journey from Sutton Coldfield will depart at 10:37 (alternative service 168 departure at 10:07)

  • The last journey from Erdington will depart at 13:48 (alternative service 168 departure at 14:18)

  • The last journey from Sutton Coldfield will depart at 14:37 (alternative service 168 departure at 15:07)


Service 168 will operate to a Saturday timetable:



  • The first journey from Longley Avenue will depart at 09:35

  • The first journey from Sutton Coldfield will depart at 10:07

  • The last journey from Erdington remains unchanged at 14:18

  • The last journey from Sutton Coldfield remains unchanged at 15:07


Service 604 will operate a revised timetable:



  • The journey from Mere Green at 12:30 will not operate

  • The journey from Kingstanding at 13:30 will not operate


Claribel’s subsidised service network, services S16, 424, and 600 will continue to operate their usual timetables. 


NHS staff travel for free. Show your ID to the driver.





RK Travel + Discount Travel


RK Travel and Discount Travel 11A and 11C bus routes are now temporarily withdrawn from service and will not be operating.





Thandi Coaches


Service 53 is currently the only service operating a normal service in north Birmingham.


Bilston to Walsall service 334  will operate half hourly between 7am-5pm, departing Bilston at 0722, 0752, 0838, 0908, 0952, then at :17 and :47 between 1000 and 1700, with a return from Walsall at 0801, 0831, then at :16 and :46 between 0900 and 1700


Willenhall to Walsall service 37 will operate hourly between 7am - 5pm, departing Lion Hotel Willenhall at 0700, 0800, then at :15 between 0900 and 1700 with returns from Bradford Place Walsall at 0728 then at :01 between 0800 and 1700


NHS staff travel for free. Show your ID to the driver.





Kevs Cars & Coaches


There will be revisions to the Saturday timetable on service 19


On Saturday’s the last departure from The Maypole, Maypole Lane will be 15:35


On Saturday’s The last departure from Morrison’s Rubery will be 15:21


Monday to Friday timetables remain unchanged


NHS staff travel for free. Show your ID to the driver.





Travel Express


Service 1, 2, 11, and 32 are suspended


As an alternative, passengers can use services operated by National Express. These National Express services have the same service number.


Service 303 will continue to operate to it’s usual timetable


NHS staff travel for free. Show your ID to the driver.





Walsall Community Transport 


Services 26, 30 and 67 are suspended


Services 22, 24 and 637 will continue to operate to it’s usual timetable


NHS staff travel for free. Show your ID to the driver.





Community Transport


Services 41 and 47 in Coventry will not operate


The Meriden area feeder-shuttle bus which works in tandem with Diamond service 89 will continue to operate in the Meriden Gap.





First


Service 144 between Birmingham and Worcester is running to an amended temporary timetable.


First timetables

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