National Express Announces Timetable Changes

15 May 2020

Published in: Member News


Birmingham and Black Country National Express West Midlands is increasing the number of buses on its Birmingham and Black Country routes from the bank holiday weekend - 24 May 2020.

Timetables are changing and customers are being reminded to check before they travel.

? Sunday 24 May 2020 - new Sunday timetable

? Monday 25 May 2020 (bank holiday) - new Sunday timetable

? Tuesday 26 May 2020 - new weekday timetable

The bus operator is bringing services back up to three quarters of pre-coronavirus levels after the prime minister encouraged more people to return to work if they can’t work from home.

These new schedules mean there are 200,000 more seats available across the bus network each day.

No routes will change, and buses will arrive more frequently. And the bus routes that were suspended during lockdown will operate again from 24 May:

? 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)

The transport operator has worked closely with Transport for West Midlands through the Bus Alliance to coordinate these latest changes to the bus network.

Other bus companies operating in the region will be providing a Sunday network on bank holiday Monday (25 May) and many of them will also be running increased timetables from Sunday 26 May.

Chris Gibbens, Commercial Director at National Express West Midlands, said: “Putting more buses out on our routes will mean more room on each bus so our customers can safely practise social distancing.

Wherever we can, we are using double decker buses to make more space on board. “In this ‘new normal’, we are asking people travelling to please stay apart to stay safe.

Customers should follow government guidance on staying safe outside their home, including wearing a face covering and avoiding peak travel times where possible.

“National Express West Midlands will continue to carefully monitor passenger numbers and adjust services accordingly to meet our customers’ needs.”

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