10 august 2018

major changes to connecting bus services at stourbridge line stations

On 2 September, nearly all National Express West Midlands bus services serving Stourbridge line stations will be changed, with new services introduced, existing services withdrawn and many services revised and/or renumbered.  In addition, some changes will be made to tendered services to support the changes to NXWM commercial services.  


The services that serve Stourbridge line stations which are due for revision are as follows :-

9, 24, 120, 120A, 126, 127, 128, 129, 140, 241, 244, 246, 256, 257, 276, 318, X10 and X96.

Full details of the changes affecting each railway station are detailed below.  

hagley

Service 318 will be operated by Kev’s Cars and Coaches rather than by Diamond.

stourbridge junction

Service 276 will be renumbered to service 7.  The journeys on service 276 operated by Diamond will be withdrawn.


stourbridge town

Service 9 will operate every 10 minutes rather than every 8 to 9 minutes as at present.


Service 246 will be renumbered to service 6.


Service 256 will be renumbered to service 16.


Service 257 will be renumbered to service 17.


Service 276 will be renumbered to service 7.  The journeys on service 276 operated by Diamond will be withdrawn.


Service X96 will be renumbered to service 8.


Service 318 will be operated by Kev’s Cars and Coaches rather than by Diamond.

rowley regis

Service 127 will be revised to operate between Blackheath and Birmingham only, and no longer serves the stops directly outside Rowley Regis station.  It has been renumbered to service 13A.  One off-peak journey per hour will operate via the old 129 route as service 13B.

langley green

Service 120 will be renumbered to service 12.


Service 120A will be withdrawn between Oldbury and Blackheath and rerouted from Oldbury to Dudley via the old 121 route.  It will be renumbered to service 12A.


Service 128 will be renumbered to service 13.  It will operate every 20 minutes rather than every 30 minutes.


smethwick galton bridge

A new, limited stop, service X7 will serve the station every 20 minutes on Mondays to Saturdays until about 1900 hrs.  It will operate from Wolverhampton to Dudley via the old 126 route, then via Birmingham New Road, Oldbury, Galton Bridge, Heath Street and Dudley Road to Birmingham.


lye

Service 9 will operate every 10 minutes rather than every 8 to 9 minutes as at present.


Service 276 will be renumbered to service 7.  The journeys on service 276 operated by Diamond will be withdrawn.


cradley heath

Service 129 will be withdrawn and replaced by new service 13B which will operate between Birmingham and Blackheath only, thus not serving Cradley Heath station.


Service X10 will be rerouted via Brierley Hill Town Centre between Merry Hill and Pensnett Trading Estate and will be extended to Gornal Wood.  The timetable will be revised.


Diamond service 24 will be rerouted between Cradley Heath and Blackheath to serve that part of the withdrawn 129 route.


old hill

Service 129 will be withdrawn and replaced by new service 13B which will operate between Birmingham and Blackheath only, thus not serving Old Hill station.


Service 244 will be renumbered to service 19.


Service X10 will be rerouted via Brierley Hill Town Centre between Merry Hill and Pensnett Trading Estate and will be extended to Gornal Wood.  The timetable will be revised.


Diamond service 24 will be rerouted between Cradley Heath and Blackheath to serve that part of the withdrawn 129 route.

changes to bus services not serving stourbridge line services

A new, limited stop, service X8 will operate every 20 minutes from Wolverhampton to Birmingham via the old 126 route from Wolverhampton to Dudley and the old 140 route from Dudley to Birmingham.


Service 126 will operate every 15 minutes between Dudley and Birmingham only.


The following services will be renumbered : 222 → 2/2A, 289 → 3/3A, 205 → 5, 13 → 11A, 241 → 14, 255 → 15, 255A → 15A, 243 → 18.  The routes shown in red will have revised routes.

changes to bus services in worcestershire

KIDDERMINSTER (from 2 September) - Changes will be made to the following services - 1, 2, 3, 4, 4A, 9C, 9S, 10 and 303.  The two services which serve Kidderminster station are service 10 which will operate with a revised route and timetable, and service 303 which will operate with a revised timetable.


WORCESTER (from 17 September)  - Worcester City services will see cuts, particularly in the early morning and evening.  Services to towns and villages outside Worcester will be savagely cut by First.

For full details of the changes, please click on the links below.  The SLUG website will be updated on Friday 31 August with times of the new services under the “Timetables” tab and on all individual stations pages.

national express west midlands web page diamond in worcestershire web page first in worcestershire web page