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Until further notice: Due to Social Distancing Rules, between the hours of 15:30 & 17:00, Service 9 will load from Stand J (Stand adjacent to Stourbridge Town Railway Station). Service 16 towards Wolverhampton & services 17 & 17A towards Dudley will load from the temporary bus stop placed on Foster Street East (The stop opposite the entrance to the bus station). Please note: Services 9, 16, 17 & 17A will not enter the Bus Station between the hours of 15:30 & 17:00.
Changes to bus services in West Dudley and South Wolverhampton from 26 January 2020
Following National Express West Midlands’ recent consultation on possible changes to bus services in West Dudley, Wolverhampton and Staffordshire, the following changes will take place from 26 January 2020.
In direct response to feedback, National Express West Midlands have changed the original proposals to include the following:

  • Himley will continue to be served by the revised Service 15. Buses will run every 20 minutes to Wolverhampton and Merry Hill (also serving Wombourne, Wall Heath and Kingswinford).

  • Gornal and Stickley will still be linked directly to Stourbridge on Service 17 and new Service 17A.

  • Gornal and Stickley will still be linked to Dudley along the current route of Service 17 (through Milking Bank).


Further information can be found below or on National Express West Midlands Service Changes Page.


5: Dudley - Kingswinford

  • Service 5 will still run every hour between Dudley and Kingswinford. Some peak journeys will extend to Wall Heath.

  • Between Stourbridge and Kingswinford, Service 5 will be replaced by the new Service 17, which will continue beyond Kingswinford to Wall Heath, Gornal and Dudley.



8: Wolverhampton to Wollaston Farm

  • Service 8 will continue to run between Wollaston Farm, Stourbridge, Merry Hill and Dudley, up to every 20 minutes.

  • Beyond Dudley, Service 8 will extend to Roseville and Wolverhampton along Birmingham New Road, combining with the X8 to provide a bus up to every 10 minutes between Dudley and Wolverhampton.

  • In Wren's Nest, Service 8 will be replaced by Services 27/27A and 81. Service 82 will be unchanged and still serve Wren's Nest.

  • Services 27/27A and 81 will combine to run every 15 minutes between Dudley and Wren's Nest. Buses will run along Priory Road, Hazel Road, Laurel Road, Summer Road, Wren's Nest Road, Old Park Road and Burton Road.

  • Services 27/27A will continue along Jews Lane towards Gornal. Service 81 will continue along Eve Lane and Parkes Hall Road towards Roseville.

  • Old Park Road, Burton Road and Eve Lane will now be served in both directions rather than on a one way loop.

This means:

  • New direct links between Wollaston Farm, Stourbridge and Merry Hill to Birmingham New Road, Roseville and Wolverhampton – every 20 minutes.



16: Stourbridge - Wolverhampton

  • Service 16 will run more often – up to every 20 minutes.

  • Buses will run more frequently between Wolverhampton, Wombourne, Wall Heath and Kingswinford. Services 15 and 16 combined will run up to every 10 minutes.

  • Service 16 will be changed to serve Swindon and Hinksford instead of Himley. Himley will still be served, but by the revised Service 15.

This means:

  • More buses between Wolverhampton, Wombourne, Wall Heath and Kingswinford – now up to every 10 minutes.

  • Himley will still be served on service 15 – buses every 20 minutes to Wolverhampton and Merry Hill.

  • Better frequency through Swindon – buses every 20 minutes.



17: Stourbridge - Dudley

  • Service 17 will continue to run between Stourbridge, Kingswinford, Wall Heath, Gornal, Stickley, Milking Bank and Dudley.

  • Between Stourbridge and Kingswinford, the route will change. Buses will run through Lawnswood - along Cot Lane, Lawnswood Avenue and Balmoral Road. This will replace the current Service 5 between Kingswinford and Stourbridge.

  • At peak times, direct journeys will run along Stream Road and through Wordsley (High Street). These will be numbered 17A.

  • Buses will run up to every 30 minutes between Dudley, Gornal and Kingswinford. At busy times, buses will continue to Stourbridge every 30 minutes. At quieter times, buses will continue to Stourbridge every 60 minutes.

This means:

  • Direct link between Stickley, Gornal and Stourbridge retained. Buses will run every 30 minutes at busy times & every hour at quieter times.

  • Buses will still run every 30 minutes between Gornal, Stickley, Milking Bank and Dudley with no change to the route on this section.



17A: Stourbridge - Dudley

  • The current Service 17A between Stourbridge and Wall Heath will be changed to service number 57 and run to a different timetable. This is because changes to the main 17 service to Dudley will mean that a 17A variant of the route will be introduced.



57: Stourbridge - Wall Heath

  • The current Service 17A between Stourbridge and Wall Heath will be changed to service number 57.

  • Service 57 will operate to a different timetable.

  • There will be no change to the route.


  Originally published 01 January 2020.