West Midlands Network has published the latest changes to travel services in the region.
From Monday March 30, a revised schedule will be in effect on certain services across trams, buses and trains.
The operator also reiterates its advice to passengers on maintaining safety measures when using one of the operators.
He advises :
- When waiting at stops or stations, always stay two meters from other passengers and do not sit next to someone in a shelter. Leave at least some space between you and the other passengers.
- Don’t rush to the doors when you get on board. Stand back, form a line and leave a space of two meters between you and the person in front of you.
- Try using mobile, smart card, or contactless payments to reduce the amount of money to process.
- Keep a safe distance from drivers or drivers and do not sit in the seats behind them.
- Do not sit next to someone else on board if possible. Most services are quiet and should have plenty of seating.
- While the wards are cleaned regularly, limit the areas you touch on board and do not touch your face until you can wash or sanitize your hands.
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- If you cough or sneeze, grab it in a tissue or the crook of your arm and immediately use hand sanitizer. Throw away the tissue as soon as possible.
- When leaving the service, leave a space of two meters between you and the person in front of you. Don’t all get up at the same time and queue in confined spaces.
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From Monday March 30, further service changes will be made and a small number of very lightly used lines will be suspended for a period of time.
These routes have either alternative services or suitable alternatives within a reasonable walking distance.
The services that are not working are:
ten Birmingham – Quinton
10A / 10C Stourbridge Flyer
20C Foleshill – Walsgrave
22 Oldbury – Bear antlers
25 Birmingham – QEH
32 Lyndon – Shirley
38 Castle Vale – Erdington
50 Wednesfield – Wolverhampton
54 Perry Barr – Handsworth
57 Stourbridge – Kingswinford
61 Wolverhampton – Goldthorn Park
- On most routes, the first bus times will be the same or a few minutes from the current times.
- On most routes, the last bus times will not be changed.
- Almost all Saturday services will operate on the same schedules as the revised version Monday through Friday.
- Sunday services will continue to operate, but some will have revised schedules starting Sunday, April 5.
Ring and Ride
Normal service is suspended with the exception of essential races. For these trips, no more than two people will be authorized to ensure social distancing.
Reduced services have been in place since Wednesday March 25.
Since Monday March 23, the service has been reduced on the following lines: 1/2/3 / 3A / 9/70/74/78/79/110.
This operator also operates a reduced service from Monday March 23. The following lines are affected: 60/61/703/585 / X6.
A Saturday schedule is in effect from Wednesday March 25 with a slight improvement.
From Monday March 30, a reduced service will be set up on the following routes: U1 / U2 / U12 / X17 / X18 /
Reduced operation is in place and has been since Monday March 23.
There are a few trips on service 75 which will connect Birmingham International to Birmingham Business Park starting at 0615, 0705, 0935 with returns at 4:55 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Claribel’s subsidized service network, services S16, 36, 167/168, 424, 600 and 604 will continue to operate on their usual schedules. It can change.
Services 94 and 55 are suspended.
Service 11A now operates on a Saturday schedule.
Normal service operates in the north of Birmingham.
The Bilston service to Walsall 334 will operate every half hour between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., departing Bilston at 0722, 0752, 0838, 0908, 0952, then at: 17 and: 47 between 1000 and 1700, with a return from Walsall to 0801, 0831, then at: 16 and: 46 between 0900 and 1700
Service 37 from Willenhall to Walsall will operate hourly between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., departing Lion Hotel Willenhall at 7:00 a.m., 8:00 a.m., then at: 3 p.m. between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. with returns from Bradford Place Walsall at 7:28 a.m. then at: 01 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
West Midlands Railway
There is reduced train service due to lower travel demand.
Revised timetables are available here.
Additional timetables for rail operators are available on their websites.
If you need to plan long-distance train trips, visit National Rail Enquires for more information and ticket options.
West Midlands Metro
From Monday March 30, the service will introduce a modified temporary schedule.
The service frequency from Monday to Saturday will be:
- Start of service until 6.30am – Trams every 15 minutes
- Between 6:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. – Trams every 12 minutes
- From 8:00 p.m. until the end of the service – Trams every 15 minutes
First and last trams:
- The first trams to complete the route will leave Wolverhampton St George’s at 5:15 am and Library at 5:07 am.
- The last trams running the entire route will leave Wolverhampton St George’s at 11:27 pm and Library at 11:34 pm.
- There will be no change to our Sunday schedule
More information about the tram network can be found here.
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