Travel disruption in Birmingham: Which trains, trams, & bus services are delayed today?

From King Kong to tram works - road routes are closed affecting buses and train services have been altered. Here’s the latest update on the changes to public transport across Birmingham, Solihull and Sandwell for September 30 & October 1

The daily commute can be a bit of a chore, especially with all the travel disruption with the train strikes currently. And in Birmingham there’s another unusual road disruptor - King Kong is stopping the traffic in the Jewellery Quarter.

It helps to be informed about road closures, rail strikes, et all to prepare alternative routes.

It takes away the stress of searching through specific journey planners to just be able to get to work and home every day. Recently, many of us have faced issues trying to get around in Birmingham and beyond because of big events or strikes or other disruptions. And, being caught unawares at the last minute can be quite frustrating.

So, we have compiled all the tram, bus, and rail routes facing disruption to help you plan your journey better. You can find your daily update about the road closures, rail strikes, and more here if you live in Birmingham, Sandwell or Solihll.

National Express West Midlands. Picture by Shaun Fellows / Shine Pix Ltd

September 30

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Bus disruptions

1. Dogpool Lane, Stirchley - Dogpool Lane between Dads Lane and Pershore Road will be closed for demolition works from Monday 22nd August - Monday 12th December. Services affected are NXWM 76 from QE Hospital direction only.

2. Great Hampton Row, Hockley - Great Hampton Row at Great Hampton Street is closed as King Kong is standing there from 17th August to 31 January 2023. It will affect NXWM 52.

    3 Abbeydale Road, Northfield. West Heath Road to Coleys Lane will be closed for gas main upgrade works. From Monday 5 September to Friday 30 September. Services affected are: NXWM Service 46 to Cotteridge

    4. A45 Birmingham Road between A4104 Birmingham Road and Pickford Way will be closed at certain times for works on the new Fillongly overbridge across the A45 until Friday 30th September. Anytime, as and when, construction contractors need to close off the road. Attempts to limit to late evenings and overnights, but weekend closures may occur. Services affected are NXWM X1.

    5. Heath Road, Netherton - Heath Road between Stoney Lane and Copse Road will be closed for resurfacing and pavement curbing repairs from Thursday 22nd September - Saturday 1st October. each day 09:00 - 17:00. Services affected NXWM Black Country 24.

    6. Longbridge Lane, Longbridge - Due to roadworks on Longbridge Lane services will be diverted to improve timekeeping and reliabilty until roadworks end. Services affected are Kevs Coaches 19 and 42 .

    7. Moat Lane, Bromford - Moat Lane between Yew Tree Lane and Barrows Lane will be closed for roadworks from Monday 19th - Friday 30th September, each day 07:30 - 18:00. Services affected are NXWM 17.

    8. A45 Birmingham Road, Meriden - A45 Birmingham Road between A4104 Birmingham Road and Pickford Way will be closed at certain times for works on the new Fillongly overbridge across the A45 until Friday 30th September. Anytime, as and when, construction contractors need to close off the road. Attempts to limit to late evenings and overnights, but weekend closures may occur.Services affected are NXWM X1.

    9. High Street at Adderley Street in Digbeth - High Street at Adderley Street in Digbeth will be closed for works to bring the Eastside extension of the Midland Metro to Digbeth until Friday 21st October. Services affected are NXWM X1, X1, 17, 60 and 97.

    10. Bell Hill at Sir Herbert Austin Way, Weoley Castle - Bell Hill at Sir Herbert Austin Way will be closed for resurfacing works until Friday 7th October. Each Night Overnight and Weather permitting 19:00 - 05:00. NXWM 48 & 76 are the affected services.

    11. High Street at Adderley Street, Digbeth - High Street at Adderley Street in Digbeth will be closed for works to bring the Eastside extension of the Midland Metro to Digbeth from Saturday 24th September - Friday 21st October. Services affected are NXWM X1, X1, 17, 60 and 97.

    12. Stoney Lane, Balsall Heath - Stoney Lane between Highgate Road and Showell Green Lane will be closed for street lighting repairs on Friday 30th September 09:30 - 12:00. Services affected & diversion route NXWM 2 and 3.

Joe Monro with King Kong

Rail diruptions

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Tram disruptions

Due to the Conservative Party conference at the ICC on Broad Street, and planned engineering works on Brindley Place bridge, West Midlands Metro services will start and terminate at Library from 28 September until 10 October. There will be no service to Edgbaston Village, Five Ways, and Brindley Place.

October 1

Bus disruptions

1. Dogpool Lane, Stirchley - Dogpool Lane between Dads Lane and Pershore Road will be closed for demolition works from Monday 22nd August - Monday 12th December. Services affected are NXWM 76 from QE Hospital direction only.

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2. High Street, Digbeth - High Street Digbeth between Moat Lane to Milk Street will be closed as part of the project to bring the West Midlands Metro to Digbeth from Monday 22nd August - Friday 28th October. Services affected are NXWM 2, 3, 4, 4a, 5, 6, 17, 60, 97, X1 & X2.

    3. Great Hampton Row, Hockley - Great Hampton Row at Great Hampton Street is closed as King Kong is standing there from 17th August to 31 January 2023. It will affect NXWM 52.

    4. Heath Road, Netherton - Heath Road between Stoney Lane and Copse Road will be closed for resurfacing and pavement curbing repairs from Thursday 22nd September - Saturday 1st October. each day 09:00 - 17:00. Services affected NXWM Black Country 24.

    5 Longbridge Lane, Longbridge - Due to roadworks on Longbridge Lane services will be diverted to improve timekeeping and reliabilty until roadworks end. Services affected are Kevs Coaches 19 and 42 .

    6 High Street at Adderley Street in Digbeth - High Street at Adderley Street in Digbeth will be closed for works to bring the Eastside extension of the Midland Metro to Digbeth until Friday 21st October. Services affected are NXWM X1, X1, 17, 60 and 97.

    7. High Street at Adderley Street in Digbeth - High Street at Adderley Street in Digbeth will be closed for works to bring the Eastside extension of the Midland Metro to Digbeth until Friday 21st October. Services affected are NXWM X1, X1, 17, 60 and 97.

    8. Bell Hill at Sir Herbert Austin Way, Weoley Castle - Bell Hill at Sir Herbert Austin Way will be closed for resurfacing works until Friday 7th October. Each Night Overnight and Weather permitting 19:00 - 05:00. NXWM 48 & 76 are the affected services.

    9. High Street at Adderley Street, Digbeth - High Street at Adderley Street in Digbeth will be closed for works to bring the Eastside extension of the Midland Metro to Digbeth from Saturday 24th September - Friday 21st October. Services affected are NXWM X1, X1, 17, 60 and 97.

Rail diruptions

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Tram disruptions

Due to the Conservative Party conference at the ICC on Broad Street, and planned engineering works on Brindley Place bridge, West Midlands Metro services will start and terminate at Library from 28 September until 10 October. There will be no service to Edgbaston Village, Five Ways, and Brindley Place.

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