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

Here’s the latest update on the changes to public transport across Birmingham, Solihull and Sandwell

The daily commute can be a bit of a chore, especially with all the travel disruption and train strikes currently.

It helps to be informed about road closures and rail strikes to prepare alternative routes. And with rail strikes once again taking place over this December, there will be widespread travel disruption across the region this Christmas.

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.

January 27

Roadworks and motorway closures

1. Some carriageway incursion at Church Lane, Birmingham carried out by National Grid Electricity Distribution (West Midlands) from Sunday, 23 October 2022 to Friday, 27 January 2023.

2. M5 J1 island, #WestBromwich Congestion starting to build around the island and surrounding roads. Allow extra time if travelling in this location.

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

3. A41 Birmingham Road #WestBromwich Lane closure in place between the M5 J1 roundabout and Halfords Lane junctions This is due to @nationalgriduk works on this route Congestion expected in the area Scheduled until 27 January

4. M5, from 9pm January 25 to 6am January 28, slight delays (under 10 minutes): M5 northbound, jct one to M6 jct 8, lane closures for barrier repairs.

5. Portland Road from its junction with B4129 to its junction with Gillott Road #Bearwood is scheduled to be closed today 09:30-12:00

Bus disruption

1. 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.

2. Stand J at West Bromwich Bus Station will be closed for emergency repairs, and all services will move to Stand O on Friday 27th January 03:00 - 23:30. Services affected are NXWM Black Country 44 and Diamond 30, 66 and 74A.

3. Eachelhurst Road between Walmley Ash Road and Chester Road will be closed for roadworks from Monday 9th - Saturday 28th January. Each Night Overnight 19:00 - 05:00. Services affected are NXWM Birmingham X14.

4. Due to roadworks on Golden Hillock Road in Sparkbrook, there may be delays at times to buses in the area. Affected services: 8A & 8C. Scheduled to be ongoing until 30 January.

5. College Road between Warren Farm Road and Brackenberry Road will be closed for roadworks on Sunday 29th January 05:00 - 08:00. Services affected NXWM Birmingham 907 Towards Birmingham Only.

Rail disruption

No known disruptions today on all train lines.

Tram disruptions

On Sunday 29th January from 7pm until the end of service, West Midlands Metro will not operate between Bull Street and Edgbaston Village, due to essential maintenance work.

Travel Advice

• A frequent service will be in operation between Bull Street and Wolverhampton St Georges until the end of service.• Tickets and passes will be accepted on all National Express bus services between Colmore Row and Edgbaston Village.

A normal service will resume from the start of service on Monday 30th January.