BUS SERVICES change 25th February

Following a consultation that took place last year on the future of some subsidised bus services in the Solihull area, a number of changes will be taking place from Monday 25th February 2019.

The ‘Signature’ brand from Diamond Buses is being dropped, as Diamond lose a number of contracts, and services retained by Diamond will be operated by their regular ‘blue’ buses.

Service S1 – Solihull to Damsonwood Circular

This service will be renumbered to A1. Diamond will continue to operate this service, but with changes to the route and timetable.

Service S2 – Cheswick Green to Dorridge

This service will no longer be operated by Diamond Bus.
There will be changes to the route and timetable for this service, which will become a circular route also covering Hockley Heath and Blythe Valley. Service will be renumbered A6 (for short journeys between Solihull and Cheswick Green), A7 and A8. Service will be operated by Landflight.

Service S3 / S3W – Hockley Heath to Dickens Heath / Wythall

This service will no longer be operated by Diamond Bus. There will be changes to the route and timetable for this service.
S3 eastern part will be replaced by service A3 between Solihull and Dorridge. S3 western part and S3W will be replaced by service A4 from Solihull to Inkford Brook and A5 from Solihull to Dickens Heath. Both services will be operated by Landflight

Service S11 – Solihull Circular (via Buryfield Road)

This service will be renumbered to A2. Diamond will continue to operate this service, but with changes to the route and timetable.

Service S15 – Solihull Circular (via Widney Lane)

This service will no longer be operated by Diamond Bus.
The S15 will be withdrawn and will be covered by amendments to service 69 (operated by igo) which will extend into Solihull along Monkspath Hall Road.

Service 82 – Solihull to Coventry

This service will no longer be operated by Diamond Bus and will be taken over by Johnsons, with minor timetable changes.

Service 88 – Solihull to Balsall Common

This service will no longer be operated by Diamond Bus and will be taken over by Johnsons. There will be changes to the route and timetable for this service.

There is no change to service 30 (Solihull to Acocks Green), this will continue to be operated by Diamond Buses.

Johnsons have announced that their current service 87 (Solihull to Coventry) is to be amended and renumbered from the same date. The 88 service will serve the JLR site, while a new 88A variant will cover the existing direct route between Knowle and Balsall Common currently used by the 87.

THE ROUTE AND TIMETABLE CHANGES ARE YET TO BE CONFIRMED, SO LOOK OUT FOR UPDATES