Bus updates during the coronavirus outbreak

Last updated: Friday 17 July at 10am

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 service levels:

The vast majority of bus services across Birmingham and the Black Country are now operating to pre-coronavirus frequencies making it easier to practice social distancing onboard.

In addition, we have a team of 50 buses and 70 drivers on “sweeper” duty every day, ready to react to any reports of buses or bus stops getting busy, giving more space on board each bus.

View the latest timetables

The following services are now serving these bus stops on Colmore Row and Livery Street.There has been no change to the timetables for these services.

Colmore Row:

Stop SH1 - Services 82, 87 and 89

Stop SH2 -  Services 9, 12, 12A, 13, 13A, 126, X8 and X10

Stop SH3 - Services 10, 25 and 101

Stop SH11 (temporary) - Services 23 and 24

Livery Street:

Stop SH4 - Service 7

Stop SH12 (temporary) - Service 52


National Express Coventry service levels:

Service levels have now increased in and around Coventry on routes 3/3A, 5, 7, 10A, 13/13A, 16 and 21/21A making it easier to practice social distancing onboard.

Service 4 - On Sundays, the first bus from Pool Meadow to University Hospital will run 10 minutes earlier at 6.55am.

From Sunday 19th July, there will be timetable increases for routes 20, 20A and 20C. The increases mean that there is once again a bus every 5 minutes between Foleshill and Coventry city centre in the daytime on Monday - Saturdays.

In addition, we have a team of buses and drivers on “sweeper” duty every day, ready to react to any reports of buses or bus stops getting busy, giving more space on board each bus.

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


Diamond Buses

Changes to Diamond Bus Services include:

002 Weoley Castle to Merry Hill. Service increased to every 20mins.

42/43 West Bromwich to Dudley/Bilston. New Timetable to increase frequency, especially between Tipton and West Bromwich.

226 Merry Hill to Dudley. Service increased to every 20mins.

Services 15, X16, & 16S have resumed normal timetable 

223 Dudley to Bilston. Service increased to every 30 minutes Download Timetable here.

Service 16/16A will resume normal timetable, but will now change to route number 6 & 6A and have a slight route change in Tamworth City Centre.

Service 6 - All journeys will use Mill Crescent rather than one turning at Mill Crescent and one turning at The Swan

All Journeys will only serve Victoria Rd and will no longer serve Corporation Street in Tamworth City Centre Victoria Road Stand No. A

Service 6A - All Journeys with extension to Hurley (previously 16A)

The following service is no longer operated by Diamond Bus:

25 Bloxwich to Kingstanding. Will be operated by Walsall Community Transport.

From Sunday 19 July the following service alterations will take effect:

Service 50 and 125 will resume normal timetables.

Service 4H and 16 will operate to new timetables.

Diamond Buses timetables


Ring and Ride

The service remains available on Mondays – Saturdays between 8.30am and 3.30pm, for the time being there will be no service on Sundays.  In order to comply with social distancing requirements the number of passengers per vehicle is limited, so please only request a journey if you have no other travel options. 

Please consider if your trip is necessary and take account of the latest Government guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19.

Further information about Ring and Ride


Service X20 has now returned to pre-covid levels between Coventry and Solihull but remains two-hourly on the remainder of the route.

Other services continue to operate at a reduced level, with service 87 and 88 operating a revised route at the current time. We are continuing to look at this on a weekly basis, so please continue to follow this on Johnson’s website

Updates about Johnson



Service 9 has returned to pre-covid timetable

There is a reduced service on the following routes: 1 / 2 / 3 / 3A / 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



Services have increased to a level close to levels that were in place pre-covid. Please look at the Stagecoach website for further information on the specific services and timetables.

Stagecoach timetables



Services have returned to a level of around 95% of the pre covid timetable. There are minor reductions to the standard levels of service from prior to March, except on service A4 which is operating to its pre-covid timetable.

Landflight timetables


Banga Buses

Now operating Services 52, 53, 530, 545 and 891.

Updates about Banga Buses


Claribel Coaches

Service 36, 167, 168 & 604 are operating to normal timetables.

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

Service 75 is operating to a reduced timetable. Some parts of this route are operated by Diamond buses.

Service 55 and 94 have now been withdrawn from service. National Express runs an alternative bus service along these routes.

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 and Service 28A is currently the only service operating a normal service. 

Thandi Buses

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


Kevs Cars & Coaches

All services in the TfWM area are operating to their normal timetables


Travel Express

Service 11 is now operating to a normal (pre-Covid) timetable

Service 2, 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 its usual timetable

Service 1 will be reintroduced into service from Monday 6 July.

Walsall Community Transport 

Services 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 67 and 637 will continue to operate to their usual timetable

Service 25 Bloxwich to Kingstanding. is now operated by Walsall Community Transport (previously Diamond Bus) following an award of a TfWM contract


Community Transport

Services 41 and 47 are only operating on a Tuesday and a Thursday. On other days they are operating a support service to vulnerable people in the area and can be contacted via their website.

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


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

First timetables

Wolverhampton City Centre

City of Wolverhampton Council has introduced changes to the road layout of the city centre as it responds to urgent Government calls to encourage more walking and cycling.

The emergency changes are temporary and will operate on a trial basis, subject to public feedback.

 The immediate changes will include:

  • The pedestrianisation of Victoria Street from its junction at Queen Square to the junction with Bell Street. Deliveries will be permitted at certain times.

  • Darlington Street, Queen Square and Lichfield Street will be made one way to motor vehicles travelling in a westerly direction towards Chapel Ash Island to allow the creation of a new two-way pop-up cycle lane and pavement widening.

  • Footway (pavement) widening works will also take place in Stafford Street.

Pedestrian footways are being widened with the use of cones to make it easier to maintain safe social distancing measures.

The changes will involve significant changes to some bus routes and the location of bus stops along the affected routes. Bus passengers are advised to see the new location of bus stops. 


Click the links below to find out more information...

Wolverhampton Bus Changes

Wolverhampton City Centre Bus Changes

Wolverhampton Bus station changes

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