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Changes to bus services

Recent and upcoming changes to bus services

Changes to bus services are listed by month, with additional pages for Christmas, New Year and Easter.
Bus services are liable to change at short notice, and any changes will be added throughout the month.  

Revised timetables for changes

Revised timetables should be available on Traveline and on our bus map and timetable pages two weeks before the amendment date, or you can email publictransport@staffordshire.gov.uk for a timetable.

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Answer:

 from 1 June

  • Service 64 (Arriva Midlands, Hanley - Shrewsbury) will have a revised timetable.

from 2 June

  • Service X51 (National Express WM, Cannock - Birmingham) will have a revised timetable.

from 3 June

  • Service 25/ 26 (Chaserider, Cannock - Pye Green circulars) will have a revised timetable with additional evening journeys.
  • New service 33 will be operated by Select Bus between Lichfield and Fradley. The service will operate half hourly Monday to Friday and hourly on Saturdays.

from 10 June

  • Service 2 (Tamworth - Perrycrofts / Ventura Park) will have a revised timetable and will now depart from Victoria Road Stand A in both directions.
  • Service 3 (Arriva Midlands, Tamworth - Coton Green) will have revised early morning journeys.
  • Service 4 (Arriva Midlands, Tamworth - Silverlink) will now depart from Victoria Road Stand D.
  • Service 5 (Arriva Midlands, Tamworth - Amington) will now depart from Victoria Road Stand B.
  • Service 8 (Arriva Midlands, Tamworth - Hockley) will now depart from Victoria Road Stand C
  • Service 11 (Arriva Midlands, Tamworth - Dunstall Park) will have a revised route around Dunstall Park, a revised timetable and will now depart from Corporation Street Stand Q.
  • Chaserider service 31 / 32 (peak journeys on Lichfield circulars) will be operated by Bus Link Midlands with the same route and timetable, except the 0945 journey on service 31 and the 0930 journey on service 32 (replacing the current 0915 journey) will be operated by Diamond Bus.
  • Service 63 (Chaserider, Cannock - Rugeley) will be extended to serve Brereton, Armitage, Handsacre, Hill Ridware, Abbots Bromley and Uttoxeter. It will operate hourly Monday to Saturday.
  • Service 765 (Arriva Midlands, Tamworth - Lichfield) will have a revised timetable with additional evening journeys.
  • Service 830 (Chaserider, Hill Ridware - Hednesford) will be cancelled. Hill Ridware will be served by an extended service 63 between Cannock and Uttoxeter.
  • Service X65 (Arriva Midlands, Tamworth - Lichfield) will have a revised Saturday timetable.

from 14 June

  • New service 65A will be operated by Arriva Midlands. The service will operate 2 journeys on Friday and Saturday evenings between Tamworth, Polesworth and Kingsbury.

from 17 June

  • Service 432 (Chaserider, Stafford - Eccleshall) will have a revised route around Stafford town centre, with some journeys commencing or terminating in Earl Street, due to the closure of the bus lay-by at stand B4 in Chell Road. There will also be changed to the times of the first journey in each direction.

from 23 June

  • Service 25 (First Potteries, Keele - Hanley) will have a revised timetable due to roadworks in Stoke.

from 28 June

  • Diamond Bus services 1 and 17 will revert to their usual routes following the scheduled completion of roadworks on Derby Road in Burton.
Answer:

 from 5 May

  • D&G Service 100 (Stone - Hanley) will have a revised timetable.

from 12 May

  • High Peak service 442 (Ashbourne - Buxton) will have minor timetable revisions and route changes around Harpur Hill.
  • A new Sunday service A53 will be operated between Leek and Buxton by Ashbourne Little Bus, with 4 return journeys.

from 20 May

  • D&G service 9 (Clayton - Biddulph) will have a revised route due the roadworks on Station Road in Stoke.
  • First Potteries serv ice 25 (Keele - Hanley) will have a revised route due the roadworks on Station Road in Stoke, and slight timetable revisions.
  • D&G service 32 / 32A / 32X (Uttoxeter - Hanley) will have a revised route due the roadworks on Station Road in Stoke, and slight timetable revisions.
  • D&G service 100 (Stone - Hanley) will have a revised route due the roadworks on Station Road in Stoke.

 from 26 May

  • D&G service 7 (Kidsgrove - Hanley) will have a revised Sunday timetable.
  • D&G service 7A (Biddulph - Hanley) will have a revised Sunday timetable.
  • D&G service 101 (Stafford - Hanley) will have a revised Sunday timetable.

From 28 May to 31 May only

  • National Express WM service X3 (Lichfield - Birmingham) will operate a revised timetable.
  • National Express WM service X51 (Cannock - Birmingham) will operate a revised timetable.
Answer:

from 1 April

  • Service 123 (Cheadle town service) will be operated by Stantons of Stoke with the same route and timetable.

From 6 April

  • Arriva Midlands services 5/5A/5E (Stafford - Telford) will revert to their normal route in Telford following the end of roadworks in Snedshill.

from 7 April

  • National Express WM service X51 (Cannock - Birmingham) will operate a revised route and timetable due to roadworks in Birmingham city centre.

from 14 April

  • Diamond Bus service 12E (Burton - Lichfield) will operate a new hourly Sunday service.
  • Diamond Bus service 827 (Horninglow - Branston) will have a slight route revision.

from 15 April

  • South Derbyshire Coaches (formerly Lichfield City Coaches) service 82 will have a slight route change in Clifton Campville. The Green Man will no longer be served.

from 28 April

  • First Potteries service 11 (Hanley - Newcastle) will have a revised timetable.
  • New First Potteries services 36 / 36A will operate an evening Monday to Saturday service between Meir, Hanley and Kidsgrove.
  • Diamond Bus services 401 / 402 / 402A (Burton - Uttoxeter) will have slight timetable revisions.

 

 

Answer:

Good Friday - 29 March

  • A normal Friday timetable will operate on:
    • All Aimee’s Travel services.
    • Border Car DRT.
    • Kinver Community Bus.
    • Moorlands Connect DRT
    • Stantons of Stoke services.
    • All Trent Barton services.
  • A Saturday timetable will operate on:
    • All Arriva Midlands services.
    • All Banga Bus services.
    • All Chaserider services.
    • D&G Bus services 1/1A, 9, 16, 32A, 32X, 94, 95, 100, 108 and X41.
    • Diamond Bus services, except 9, 19A, 20 and 401.
    • All First Potteries services.
    • All National Express WM services.
    • All Stagecoach services.
  • A special Good Friday timetable will operate on:
    • Diamond Bus services 9, 19A, 20 and 401.
  • No service will operate on:
    • Chaserider services 1 and 10.
    • D&G Bus services 7A, 8A, 18, 32, 33, 35, 85, 93, 94A/94B and 318.
    • Diamond Bus services 1, 4, 19C and 580.
    • High Peak services 441/442.
    • Lichfield City Coaches services 82 and 84.
    • National Express WM service 10A

Saturday 30 March

  • Normal Saturday services will operate

Easter Sunday - 31 March

  • Normal Sunday services will operate, except
    • No Diamond Bus services will operate.
    • Moorlands Connect DRT won’t operate.

Monday 1 April

  • Sunday services will operate, except:
    • A Saturday timetable will operate on D&G Bus service 100.

 

Answer:

from 3 March until 28 July

  • Diamond Bus services 10/10S, 12E, 831 and X12 will be diverted due to roadworks at Branston Interchange. Please see the Diamond Bus website for further details.

from 3 March

  • Service 25 (First Potteries, Hanley - Keele) will have a revised timetable.

from 4 March until 28 June

  • Diamond Bus services 1 and 17 will be diverted due to roadworks on Derby Road in Burton. Please see the Diamond Bus website for further details.

from 4 March

  • Service 405 (D&G Bus, Uttoxeter - Olive Park) will have a revised route in Uttoxeter.

from 16 March

  • Seasonal service 32A (D&G Bus) will commence between Hanley, Cheadle and Alton Towers, with a revised timetable.
  • Seasonal service X41 (D&G Bus) will commence between Stafford, Uttoxeter and Alton Towers.

from 31 March

  • Swift service (Trent Barton, Uttoxeter - Derby) will have a revised timetable.

 

Answer:

 From 12 to 16 February 2024 only

  • Service X3 (National Express WM, Lichfield - Birmingham) will have a revised half-term timetable.
  • Service X51 (National Express WM, Cannock - Birmingham) will have a revised half-term timetable.

From 18 February 2024

  • Service 402A (Diamond Bus, Burton - Uttoxeter) will have revised times.
  • Service X51 (National Express WM, Cannock - Birmingham) will have a revised timetable.

From 19 February 2024

  • Service 809 (Diamond Bus, Burton - John Taylor School) will have revised times.

From 24 February 2024

  • Service 94 (D&G Bus, Newcastle - Congleton) will have a new Saturday service. The Monday to Friday timetable won't change.
Answer:

From 6 January 2024

Arriva Midlands services

• Service 2 (Tamworth - Perrycrofts) will have a revised route and timetable. The route will be extended to serve the new Arkall Park estate and Ventura Park, and a new Sunday timetable will be introduced.

• Service 3 (Tamworth - Coton Green) will have a revised timetable.

• Service 65 (Tamworth - Nuneaton) will have a revised timetable.

• Service 110 (Tamworth - Birmingham) will have a slight route change around Ventura Park.


From 7 January 2024

Diamond Bus services

• Services 31/32 (Lichfield City circulars) will have a revised route and timetable. Diamond Bus will operate off peak daytime journeys only with additional journeys operated by Chaserider.

• Services X12 (Lichfield - Burton) will have a revised timetable. 

National Express WM services

• Service 3 (Streetly - Lichfield) will have a revised route and timetable, to serve the new Deans Slade estate in Lichfield.

• Service X3 (Lichfield - Birmingham) will have a revised route and timetable, to serve the new Deans Slade estate in Lichfield.

Select Bus services

• Service 7 (Stafford - Moss Pit) will have a revised timetable.

• Services 8/8A (Stafford - Parkside) will have a revised route and timetable, with some 8A journeys extended to serve Pets at Home, and additional evening journeys.

• Service 9 (Stafford - Highfields) will have a revised timetable with additional evening journeys.

• Service 875 (Stafford - Cannock) will have a revised timetable with additional evening journeys.

• Service 103 (Stone - Eccleshall) will have a revised route and timetable with some journeys serving Norton Bridge.


 From 8 January 2024

Chaserider services

• Service 36 (Lichfield - Walsall) will have a slight timetable change, with the 1730 journey from Walsall diverting to serve Wall.

• Services 31/32 (Lichfield City circulars) will operate morning and late afternoon journeys with a revised route.

• New service 830 will operate 1 return journey between Hill Ridware, Rugeley and Hednesford, Monday to Saturday.

D&G Bus services

• New route 95 will be operated between Audley, Chesterton, Kidsgrove, Mow Cop and Biddulph, hourly Monday to Saturday.


From 9 January 2024

Diamond Bus service

• Service 808 (Streetly - Lichfield) will have a revised timetable.


From 21 January 2024

First Potteries services

• Service 7 (Kidsgrove - Hanley) will have a revised timetable.

• Service 7A (Biddulph - Hanley) will have a revised timetable.

• Service 25 (Keele - Hanley) will have a revised timetable.

• Service 37 (Longton - Lymedale) will have a revised timetable.

• Service 101 (Stafford - Hanley) will have a revised timetable.


from 22 January

LA Travel

  • Service R3 (Fazeley - Rawlett School) will have a revised route and revised times on the afternoon journey.
  • Service R4 (Fazeley - Rawlett School) will have a revised route and revised times  on the afternoon journey.

From 27 January 2024

Arriva Midlands services

• Service 9 (Bridgnorth - Wolverhampton) will have a revised timetable.

 

Answer:

This is a summary of the bus services operating over this period. Please contact Traveline (http://nationaljourneyplanner.travelinesw.com/   Tel: 0871 2002233) or the bus operator for more detailed information, including exact last journey times.

 

Saturday 23 December

A normal Saturday service will operate.

Christmas Eve   

A normal Sunday service will operate, except:

  • National Express WM services will operate modified timetables.

Most evening services will finish early (around 6-7pm).

Christmas Day

No Services will operate.        

Boxing Day 

No Services, except:

  • Most National Express WM services will operate a modified Sunday service. Service 8 will operate Walsall to Brownhills only and service 25 (to i54) won’t operate.

Wednesday 27 to Friday 29 December

Normal Monday to Friday services will operate on:

  • A&M Group Flexibus services 216 and 224.
  • All Aimee’s Travel services.
  • Ashbourne Little Bus service 411.
  • Bennetts Travel service 123.
  • Border Car DRT.
  • Chaserider services 1, 10 and 36.
  • D&G Bus services 33, 35, 93, 94/94A/94B and 318.
  • Diamond Bus services 1, 19A, 20 and 401.
  • Kinver Community Bus.
  • Moorlands Connect DRT.
  • Select Bus services 11/11A, 23/23A, 67, 103 and 104.
  • Stantons of Stoke services 60 and IN2.
  • Trent Barton service X38.

A Saturday service will operate on:

  • All Arriva Midlands services.
  • Banga Bus services.
  • Bennetts Travel services 102/102A.
  • All Chaserider services, except 1, 10 and 36.
  • D&G Bus services 1/1A, 7/7A, 8A, 9, 16, 32X, 85, 100 and 108.
  • Diamond Bus services, except 1, 19A, 20 and 401. Service 9 will have an early finish.
  • All First Potteries services.
  • High Peak services 441/442.
  • National Express WM services, except 10/10A.
  • Select Bus services 7, 8, 9, 12, 242, 406 and 875.
  • Stagecoach services 766/767.
  • Trent Barton V1, V3 and Swift services. V1 and Swift will have an early finish.

No service will operate on:

  • D&G Bus service 32 and 32A.
  • Diamond Bus service 4.
  • Lichfield City Coaches services 84.
  • Select Bus services 8A and 875A.

Special timetables will operate on:

  • National Express WM services 10/10A Perton.
  • Select Bus services 877 and 878.

Saturday 30 December

A normal Saturday service will operate.

New Year’s Eve    

A normal Sunday service will operate, except:

  • Trent Barton service X38 will operate a special timetable with additional evening journeys.

Most evening services will finish early (around 6-7pm), except:

  • National Express WM will operate full Sunday timetables.
  • Trent Barton services will continue until 8-9pm.

New Year’s Day    

No Services will operate, except.

  • National Express WM will operate modified Sunday services.
  • Stoke City FC shuttle buses operated by First Potteries. 

From Tuesday 2 January

Normal services will resume, except

  • National Express WM will operate modified timetables until 5th January.

 

Answer:

 From 3 December

  • Services 5/5A (Banga Travel, Codsall - Wolverhampton) will have a revised timetable and a route variation in Wolverhampton.
  • Services 12/12E (Diamond Bus, Burton - Lichfield) will have Monday to Friday timetable revisions.
Answer:

on 4 November only 

National Express West Midlands will operate the following routes to a bonfire event at Himley Park:

  • Service 248 between Wombourne and Himley Park.
  • Service 249 between Cradley Heath and Himley Park.
  • Service 250 between Dudley and Himley Park.
  • Services 251 / 253 between Halesowen, Stourbridge and Himley Park.
  • Service 252 between Roseville and Himley Park.

from 5 November

  • National Express WM service 5 (Wolverhampton - Codsall) will be cancelled and replaced by a new service 5/5A operated by Banga Bus and Chaserider.
  • Service 6A (First Potteries, Blythe Bridge - Hanley) will have a revised timetable.
  • Service 7 (D&G Bus, Kidsgrove - Hanley) will have a revised Sunday timetable.
  • Service 7A (D&G Bus, Biddulph - Hanley) will have a revised Sunday timetable.
  • Service 18 (First Potteries, Leek - Hanley) will have a revised Monday to Saturday timetable.
  • Service 18 (D&G Bus, Leek - Hanley) will have a revised Sunday timetable, with the Leek to Buxton section cancelled but additional journeys between Leek and Hanley.
  • Service 101 (First Potteries, Stafford - Hanley) will have a revised timetable.

from 6 November

  • New services 5/5A will be operated between Codsall and Wolverhampton by Banga Bus and Chaserider. Banga Bus will operate a daytime service, half hourly on Monday to Friday and hourly on Saturdays. Chaserider will operate an hourly service in the evenings and on Sundays
  • Service 62 (Chaserider, Cannock - Lichfield) will have a revised timetable with additional Saturday journeys.
  • New service 74C (Chaserider) will operate one morning journey on Stafford College Days only between Chase Terrace and Stafford.

from 13 November

  • Service 10 (Diamond Bus, Burton - Rough Hay) will have revised journey times to/from John Taylor Free School, with additional 10S journeys not operating via Burton Rail Station or New Street.

 

Answer:

From 8 October

Diamond Bus routes

  • Services 12/12E (Lichfield - Burton) will have some timetable revisions.

From 10 October

 Lichfield City Coaches routes

  • Services 81/82/84 (Tamworth - Clifton Campville) will have a revised timetable and a revised route in Tamworth.
  • Service 88 (Tamworth - Drayton Bassett) will be cancelled.

From 16 October

Chaserider routes

  • Services 25/26 (Cannock - Pye Green) will have some minor timetable revisions.

From 23 October

Diamond Bus service

  • Service 829 (Rugeley - Lichfield) will have a revised morning timetable.

From 29 October

Arriva Midlands bus routes

  • Service 4 (Tamworth - Silverlink) will have minor timetable revisions.
  • Service 5 (Tamworth - Amington) will have a revised evening timetable.
  • Service 7 / 7E (Tamworth - Stoneydelph) will have a revised evening timetable.
  • Service 8 (Tamworth - Hockley) will have a revised evening timetable.
  • Service 65 (Tamworth - Nuneaton) will have minor timetable revisions.
  • Service 110 (Tamworth - Birmingham) will have minor timetable revisions.
  • Service 786 (Tamworth - Austrey) will have minor timetable revisions.

Diamond Bus services

  • Service 8 (Burton - Swadlincote) will have a revised timetable, with additional Saturday journeys and early evening Monday to Friday journeys.

From 30 October to 3 November only

National Express WM routes

  • Service X3 (Lichfield - Birmingham) will have a revised timetable.
  • Service X51 (Cannock - Birmingham) will have a revised timetable. 
Answer:

 From 1 September

 Notts Derby route

  • Seasonal service X52 (Nottingham - Alton Towers) finishes.

From 2 September

Stagecoach routes

  • Services 748 (Tamworth - Nuneaton, Sundays) will have a minor route change.
  • Services 766/767 (Tamworth - Nuneaton) will have a revised timetable and minor route changes.

From 3 September

Aimee’s Travel route

  • New route 115 will operate 1 return journey between Cheddleton and Westwood College on Schooldays only.

Arriva Midlands route

  • Service 765 (Lichfield - Tamworth) will have minor Monday to Friday timetable revisions.

Diamond Bus route

  • Service 406 (Uttoxeter town circular) will be cancelled and replaced by a Select Bus service.

National Express WM routes

  • Service 6 (Walsall - Sutton Coldfield) will have a revised timetable.
  • Services 6/6A (Wolverhampton - i54) will have a revised timetable.
  • Services 10/10A (Wolverhampton - Perton / Pattingham) will have a revised timetable. Service 10B (Wolverhampton - Codsall) will be cancelled. Codsall will continue to be served by National Express WM service 5.
  • Service 15 (Wolverhampton - Merry Hill) will have a revised timetable.
  • Service 16 (Wolverhampton - Stourbridge) will have a revised timetable.
  • Services 78/78A (Sutton Coldfield - Kingstanding) will have a revised timetable.
  • Service X3 (Lichfield - Birmingham) will have a revised timetable.
  • Service X51 (Cannock - Birmingham) will have a revised timetable.

Select Bus route

  • Service 7 (Stafford - Moss Pit) will have minor timetable revisions.

From 4 September

Arriva Midlands routes

  • Services 5/5A/5E (Stafford - Telford) will have a revised timetable.
  • Services 9 (Bridgnorth - Wolverhampton) will have a revised timetable.
  • Services 64 (Hanley - Shrewsbury) will have a revised timetable.

Chaserider routes

  • Services 25/26 (Cannock - Pye Green) will have minor Monday to Friday timetable revisions.
  • Service 62 (Cannock - Lichfield) will have minor Monday to Friday timetable revisions.
  • Service 63 (Cannock - Rugeley) will have minor Monday to Friday timetable revisions.
  • Services 70/71 (Cannock - Wolverhampton) will have minor timetable revisions.
  • Service 74 (Stafford - Cannock) will have minor Monday to Friday timetable revisions.
  • Service 841 (Stafford - Uttoxeter) will have minor Monday to Friday timetable revisions.
  • Services 826/828 (Stafford - Lichfield) will have minor Monday to Friday timetable revisions.

D&G Bus routes

  • Services 7 / 7A (Hanley - Kidsgrove / Biddulph) will have Monday to Saturday revisions. Some 7A journeys will serve Packmoor instead of Oxford and will be renumbered as service 7.
  • Service 445 (Hanchurch - Madeley) will have a revised timetable.

Diamond Bus routes

  • Service 10 (Burton -Rough Hay) will have minor Monday to Friday timetable revisions.
  • Services 12 / 12E (Burton – Lichfield) will have minor timetable revisions.
  • Service 19A (Burton - Mercia Park) will have a revised timetable and a revised route to serve a loop around Mercia Park.
  • Service 20 (Tamworth - Mercia Park) will have a revised timetable and a revised route to serve a loop around Mercia Park.
  • Service 402A (Burton – Uttoxeter) will have minor Monday to Friday timetable revisions.
  • Service 818 (Fradley – Friary School) will have a revised timetable.
  • Service 821 (Swadlincote – Castle Gresley) will be cancelled.
  • New service 831 will operate 1 return journey between Hilton, Burton and John Taylor Free School on Schooldays only.

First Potteries route

  • Services 3 / 3A (Hanley - Crewe) will have a revised timetable.

Lichfield City Coaches routes

  • New service 81 will operate 1 return journey between Edingale and John Taylor High School on Schooldays only.
  • New services 82 / 84 will operate between Tamworth, Elford, Edingale and Clifton Campville, Monday to Friday.
  • New service 88 will operate between Tamworth and Drayton Bassett on Tuesdays only.

Select Bus routes

  • Services 813 / 878 (Stafford - Wolverhampton) will have a revised route and timetable for additional journeys to serve Rodbaston College.
  • Service 817 / 817A (Rodbaston College services) will operate a revised route and timetable. The 817 morning journey will commence from Uttoxeter and the afternoon journey will continue from Rugeley to Abbots Bromley and Uttoxeter rather than Stafford. Service 817A (Wed only) will operate terminate in Rugeley rather than  Stafford and also operate via Lichfield.
  • Service 406 (Uttoxeter town circular) will be operated by Select Bus instead of Diamond Bus with some timetable revisions.

from 18 September

Lichfield City Coaches routes

  • Service 81 (Edingale - Tamworth) will have revised times. The morning journey will depart from Edingale School at 0750, arriving at John Taylor High School at 0840. The afternoon journey will leave John Taylor School at 1600 and arrive at Edingale at 1655.

from 24 September

First Potteries route

  • Service 25 (Hanley - Keele) will have a revised timetable.

 

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