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 and rail strikes 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

October 5


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.

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. 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 .

    5. 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.

    6. 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.

    7. 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.

Joe Monro with King Kong

Rail diruptions


Rail strikes are once again affecting people up and down the country today (5 October).

West Midlands Railway services are not operating on any route today. Some early morning services on Thursday 6 October 2022 will also be impacted, due to displacement of trains.

Birmingham New Street will is closed today. There will also be no services from Birmingham Moor Street or Snow Hill due to the strikes. Some operators will run reduced services on Wednesday, including Great Western Railway.

An extremely limited service will operate, with services starting at 07:30 and stopping at 18:30. Rail services will only operate on the following routes: between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington; between Reading and Oxford; between Reading and Basingstoke.

Rail strikes also took place on Saturday (1 October). There was widespread disruption at train stations across the country including at Birmingham New Street and Moor Street and Snow Hill station following the strikes.

There was also a knock-on effect on Sunday (2 October). There will be strikes once again on 5 October (Aslef) and 8 October (RMT).


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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