Public Consultation

Proposals to transform bus services in the West Midlands - The Enhanced Partnership Plan and Scheme

We’d like to hear your views on our proposals to improve bus services across the West Midlands through an Enhanced Partnership Plan and Scheme.

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) is bringing together local authorities and bus operators in an Enhanced Partnership (EP) to develop a coordinated approach to improve bus travel in the West Midlands. This will help all partners involved to achieve the ambition to deliver a world-class integrated transport system which is clean, safe and affordable.

The Enhanced Partnership Plan and Scheme
In June 2019, the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) gave approval for TfWM to proceed with the development of an Enhanced Partnership Plan (EP Plan), setting out our vision for bus improvements in the region.

Alongside the EP Plan we have developed an initial Enhanced Partnership Scheme (The EP Scheme) detailing the proposed improvements to bus travel needed to deliver the vision. Our initial EP Scheme will improve standards along the A34 (north), A45 and Lode Lane Corridors. The aim of the Scheme is to provide a more enjoyable, reliable and safer travel experience as well as quicker journeys along these Corridors.

The EP Plan and accompanying EP Scheme have been prepared in partnership with local authorities, local bus operators and West Midlands Combined Authority as well as other interested stakeholders, including passenger groups, industry and business.

A summary of our proposals can be found in the consultation booklet located in the Resources Section below. For more detail please read the EP Plan and Scheme, also found in the Resources Section.

How to respond to the consultation

We would like to hear your views on the EP Plan and Scheme that we have proposed. Our public consultation will run between Monday 6 July and Sunday 13 September 2020. All responses must be received by 11.59pm Sunday 13 September 2020.

You can download a copy of the EP consultation booklet, EP Plan and Scheme in the Resources section below.

You can respond in one of the following ways:

  • Online: Complete an online questionnaire here or by following the link in the Share your Views section towards the bottom of this page.
  • By email:
  • By post: Request a printed copy of the questionnaire and Business Reply envelope by contacting TfWM.

To support the environment we encourage you to respond using the online questionnaire if you can.

To request a copy of these documents in a different format e.g. print, please contact TfWM. You can contact us by calling 0345 303 6760 or sending an email to

Resource Section
The consultation booklet can be found here:

For more details, the proposed EP Plan and Scheme documents can be viewed here:

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