Diversions / Possible Delays
Listed below are details of upcoming or current known diversions, roadworks or road closures which may delay or disrupt Stourbridge bus services.

If you know of any upcoming or current diversions, roadworks or road closures, please contact the Webmaster.
Birmingham - Broad Street / Shepcote Street
Date Starts: 02 September 2019 Date Ends: 31 March 2020
Services Affected: 9 Reason for Diversion: West Midlands Metro Extension
Details: From Monday 2nd September

Due to works on the Five Ways extension of the West Midlands Metro, stops BR5 and BR6, the outbound stop nearest the Five Ways roundabout and the two stops outside the Hilton Garden Inn on Sheepscote Street are now closed, and services using them are diverted.

Service 9 is affected.

Service 9 from City: towards Bearwood, the diversion route will be Sheepscote Street, Grosvenor Street West, Friston Avenue, Ladywood Middleway, Five Ways Island then normal lines of route.

Service 9 towards City: Five Ways Island, Broad Street, Ryland Street, Grosvenor Street West, Sheepscote Street then normal line of route.

Temporary stops out of City will be in place at Sheepscote Street outside The Crescent Theatre, Grosvenor Street West and Ladywood Middleway at Five Ways.

Temporary stops into City will be in place at Ryland Street / Grosvenor Street West, Greosvenor Street West / Sheepscote Street.
Lye - High Street
Date Starts: 05 December 2019 Date Ends: 18 December 2019
Services Affected: 7, 9 Reason for Diversion: Emergency Road Closure
Details: Diversion is now in place until Wednesday December 18, due to extra works being carried out

Lye High Street, just past the junction with Talbot Street is closed Westbound whilst Severn Trent Water carry out repairs due to a major sewer collapse.

Service 7 will be diverted via Cemetery Road and onto Pedmore Road to continue normal line of route.

Service 9 will be diverted via Crosswalks, Cemetery Road and onto Pedmore Road to continue normal line of route.

Travel Advice

Unfortunately, this closure is expected to cause major congestion due to it's location so please find alternative routes if possible and allow extra time for your journey.
Birmingham - Cambridge Street / St. Vincent Street
Date Starts: 09 December 2019 Date Ends: 13 December 2019
Services Affected: 9 Reason for Diversion: Arena Birmingham Event
Details: From Monday 09 December until Friday 13 December between 09.30 until 15.30.

Due to a schools event at Arena Birmingham, and the expected increase in traffic leaving the event, Service 9 will be diverted via Great Charles Street, Parade, Sandpits, Clement Street, St Vincent Street then normal lines of route.

All stops on the diversion route will be served. The nearest stop to Arena Birmingham will be stop PR2 on Sandpits at Nelson Street.

This diversion will be in use for all upcoming evening events for the next couple of months at Arena Birmingham - but will only be used if traffic flow conditions dictate.
Birmingham - Arena Birmingham
Date Starts: 11 December 2019 Date Ends: 14 December 2019
Services Affected: 9 Reason for Diversion: Arena Birmingham Event
Details: From Wednesday 11 December to Saturday 14 December between 21:45 and 23:59

Due to events at Arena Birmingham, the following buses will be diverted away from Cambridge Street & Sheepcote Street stops.

Service 9 is affected.

From City towards Bearwood, the diversion route will be Parade, Sandpits, Summer Hill Road, and Ladywood Middlway.

Towards City the diversion route will be from Five Ways Island, Ladywood Middleway, Summer Hill Rd, Sandpits, Parade, then Great Charles St.
Pedmore - Oakfield Road
Date Starts: 11 December 2019 Date Ends: 11 December 2019
Services Affected: 7, 142, 298, 299 Reason for Diversion: Road Closure
Details: Due to Oakfield Road in Stourbridge being closed, National Express West Midlands bus service 7 has been diverted.

Diversion towards Dudley via: Gauden Rd, Walker Ave, T.Junction, Wollescote Rd, Brook Holloway, Careless Green to normal line

Diversion towards Wollaston via: Careless Green, Brook Holloway, Wollescote Rd, Walker Ave, Gauden Rd to normal line.

The bus will be turning left by The Queensway Public House, so stops from the shops until after the Hare and Hounds will NOT be served.

This diversion should only be in force until the end of service today.
Wolverhampton - Queen Square
Date Starts: 13 December 2019 Date Ends: 22 December 2019
Services Affected: 16 Reason for Diversion: Victorian Market
Details: Victorian Christmas Market, Wolverhampton

From: 20:00 hours on Friday 13 - Sunday 15 December 2019 (23:59)

&: 20:00 hours on Thursday 19 - Sunday 22 December 2019 (23:59)

Due to the Victorian themed Christmas Market event, Darlington Street, Queen Square and Lichfield Street in Wolverhampton will be closed.

Service 16 to Stourbridge: From Ring Road, Ring Road St David’s, island onto Bilston Street, St George’s Parade, Snow Hill, Temple Street and follow normal line of route

Service 16 to Wolverhampton: Service not affected - follow normal line of route.
Snow Hill Lines - Stourbridge Junction
Date Starts: 12 January 2020 Date Ends: 16 February 2020
Services Affected: Rail Reason for Diversion: Engineering Works
Details: On Sunday 12 January 2020, Sunday 19 January 2020, Sunday 26 January 2020, Sunday 02 February 2020, Sunday 09 February 2020 and Sunday 16 February 2020, engineering work is taking place between Langley Green and Stourbridge Junction, closing all lines.

Chiltern Railway: No Chiltern Railways services will run between Birmingham Moor Street and Kidderminster.

West Midlands Railway: Buses will run between Birmingham Snow Hill and Stourbridge Junction.

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded.
Birmingham - Broad Street / Shepcote Street
Date Starts: 02 September 2019
Date Ends: 31 March 2020
Services Affected: 9
Reason for Diversion: West Midlands Metro Extension
Details: From Monday 2nd September

Due to works on the Five Ways extension of the West Midlands Metro, stops BR5 and BR6, the outbound stop nearest the Five Ways roundabout and the two stops outside the Hilton Garden Inn on Sheepscote Street are now closed, and services using them are diverted.

Service 9 is affected.

Service 9 from City: towards Bearwood, the diversion route will be Sheepscote Street, Grosvenor Street West, Friston Avenue, Ladywood Middleway, Five Ways Island then normal lines of route.

Service 9 towards City: Five Ways Island, Broad Street, Ryland Street, Grosvenor Street West, Sheepscote Street then normal line of route.

Temporary stops out of City will be in place at Sheepscote Street outside The Crescent Theatre, Grosvenor Street West and Ladywood Middleway at Five Ways.

Temporary stops into City will be in place at Ryland Street / Grosvenor Street West, Greosvenor Street West / Sheepscote Street.
Lye - High Street
Date Starts: 05 December 2019
Date Ends: 18 December 2019
Services Affected: 7, 9
Reason for Diversion: Emergency Road Closure
Details: Diversion is now in place until Wednesday December 18, due to extra works being carried out

Lye High Street, just past the junction with Talbot Street is closed Westbound whilst Severn Trent Water carry out repairs due to a major sewer collapse.

Service 7 will be diverted via Cemetery Road and onto Pedmore Road to continue normal line of route.

Service 9 will be diverted via Crosswalks, Cemetery Road and onto Pedmore Road to continue normal line of route.

Travel Advice

Unfortunately, this closure is expected to cause major congestion due to it's location so please find alternative routes if possible and allow extra time for your journey.
Birmingham - Cambridge Street / St. Vincent Street
Date Starts: 09 December 2019
Date Ends: 13 December 2019
Services Affected: 9
Reason for Diversion: Arena Birmingham Event
Details: From Monday 09 December until Friday 13 December between 09.30 until 15.30.

Due to a schools event at Arena Birmingham, and the expected increase in traffic leaving the event, Service 9 will be diverted via Great Charles Street, Parade, Sandpits, Clement Street, St Vincent Street then normal lines of route.

All stops on the diversion route will be served. The nearest stop to Arena Birmingham will be stop PR2 on Sandpits at Nelson Street.

This diversion will be in use for all upcoming evening events for the next couple of months at Arena Birmingham - but will only be used if traffic flow conditions dictate.
Birmingham - Arena Birmingham
Date Starts: 11 December 2019
Date Ends: 14 December 2019
Services Affected: 9
Reason for Diversion: Arena Birmingham Event
Details: From Wednesday 11 December to Saturday 14 December between 21:45 and 23:59

Due to events at Arena Birmingham, the following buses will be diverted away from Cambridge Street & Sheepcote Street stops.

Service 9 is affected.

From City towards Bearwood, the diversion route will be Parade, Sandpits, Summer Hill Road, and Ladywood Middlway.

Towards City the diversion route will be from Five Ways Island, Ladywood Middleway, Summer Hill Rd, Sandpits, Parade, then Great Charles St.
Pedmore - Oakfield Road
Date Starts: 11 December 2019
Date Ends: 11 December 2019
Services Affected: 7, 142, 298, 299
Reason for Diversion: Road Closure
Details: Due to Oakfield Road in Stourbridge being closed, National Express West Midlands bus service 7 has been diverted.

Diversion towards Dudley via: Gauden Rd, Walker Ave, T.Junction, Wollescote Rd, Brook Holloway, Careless Green to normal line

Diversion towards Wollaston via: Careless Green, Brook Holloway, Wollescote Rd, Walker Ave, Gauden Rd to normal line.

The bus will be turning left by The Queensway Public House, so stops from the shops until after the Hare and Hounds will NOT be served.

This diversion should only be in force until the end of service today.
Wolverhampton - Queen Square
Date Starts: 13 December 2019
Date Ends: 22 December 2019
Services Affected: 16
Reason for Diversion: Victorian Market
Details: Victorian Christmas Market, Wolverhampton

From: 20:00 hours on Friday 13 - Sunday 15 December 2019 (23:59)

&: 20:00 hours on Thursday 19 - Sunday 22 December 2019 (23:59)

Due to the Victorian themed Christmas Market event, Darlington Street, Queen Square and Lichfield Street in Wolverhampton will be closed.

Service 16 to Stourbridge: From Ring Road, Ring Road St David’s, island onto Bilston Street, St George’s Parade, Snow Hill, Temple Street and follow normal line of route

Service 16 to Wolverhampton: Service not affected - follow normal line of route.
Snow Hill Lines - Stourbridge Junction
Date Starts: 12 January 2020
Date Ends: 16 February 2020
Services Affected: Rail
Reason for Diversion: Engineering Works
Details: On Sunday 12 January 2020, Sunday 19 January 2020, Sunday 26 January 2020, Sunday 02 February 2020, Sunday 09 February 2020 and Sunday 16 February 2020, engineering work is taking place between Langley Green and Stourbridge Junction, closing all lines.

Chiltern Railway: No Chiltern Railways services will run between Birmingham Moor Street and Kidderminster.

West Midlands Railway: Buses will run between Birmingham Snow Hill and Stourbridge Junction.

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded.
 Diversions was last updated on Wednesday 11 December 2019 .