Christmas Bus Services

Steve McCabe recently met with Lawrence Wilson, the new manager or Yardley Wood bus depot.  Steve raised the issue of changes to the 27 route and changes to the 69 (now the the 76) which a number of constituents have concerns about.


Mr Wilson said, “The 27 route changed on July 25 to cover part of the 69 route which used to operate between Kings Heath and the Maypole.  The new 76 service used to operate from Acocks Green but moved to Yardley Wood Garage in January.  Part of the 76 did run common with the 69 between Haunch Lane and Stirchley.  It was no longer financially viable for the company to operate the services in their prior form and therefore the decision was reluctantly taken to make these alterations.”


Bus users might also find it useful to know about the Christmas timetable which is detailed below:


Friday 24 December:

Saturday Service with two extra trips on the 27 before 0900


Sunday 26 December: 


2/3    hourly service from 0930 to City until 1845 from City.  No 3A service

6       15 minute service 0930 - 1900

18     hourly 0945-1745

27     hourly 0930-1730, Yardley Wood Garage to Hawkesley only.

35     half-hourly 0930-1900

49     hourly 1000-1800

50     12 minute service 0930-1900

76     hourly 0930-1830

84     no service


Monday 27 December: 

A Sunday service will operate until c. 1000, followed by:

2/3    20 minute service until 1730, then normal Sunday service (No 3A service)

6       12 minute service until 1115, then 10 minute service until 1700, followed a by 12 minute service until 1815, then normal Sunday service.

18     normal Sunday service throughout

27     no service

35     normal Sunday service until 1030, then 15 minute service until 1800, then normal Sunday service

49     normal Sunday service

50     normal Sunday service until 1030, then 7 minutes service until 1740, then normal Sunday service

76     normal Sunday service

84     no service


Tuesday 28 December: see Monday 27 December


Wednesday 29 December: Saturday service


Thursday 30 December: Saturday service


Friday 31 December: Saturday service


Saturday 1 January: Sunday service


Sunday 2 January: Sunday service


Monday 3 January: see Monday 27 December


Tuesday 4 January: normal service resumes


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