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by Ian Shires on 22 March, 2020

Message from West Midlands Network 22 March 2020
Due to government advice for people to work from home and introduce social distancing as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, there has been a significant reduction in people travelling and operators will begin to reduce the frequency of bus and rail services.

Transport for West Midlands is working closely with transport operators and key public services to provide safe, clean and functioning public transport to those who need it most during this time.

Travel Advice 

From next week you will still be able to get to where you need to go but you may need to change the time you normally travel.

  • The frequency of train services across the UK will reduce from Monday 23 March.
  • Most bus operators including National Express West Midlands (NXWM) will be reducing the frequency of bus services from Wednesday 25 March. No NXWM routes will be stopped at this stage, just made less frequent. The usual first, last and night services will remain in operation.
  • Arriva and Travel Decourcey bus services will reduce from Monday 23 March.
  • West Midland Metro services are expected to remain as normal next week.

Transport operators are working on new timetables and will publish these online as soon as possible.

Please note: Some of our information systems, such as the online journey planner, may take a few days to reflect some changes. Information in bus stops will not be updated due to the changing nature of the situation. We will be working hard with operators to keep you updated in every way we can.

Stay up to date

To help you understand these changes we have created a dedicated webpage so you have one place where you can stay up to date and find out the latest information over the coming weeks. Keep checking back for updates as things may change further.

Don’t forget to follow us on social media for live updates and information. 

Twitter – WMNetwork 

Facebook – West Midlands Network 

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