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Sprint

Bus Shelter Upgrades

Ends: Ongoing

Last updated: 30 March 2022

What’s happening?

Sprint is a bus priority corridor that will link Walsall with the centre of Birmingham, Solihull and Birmingham Airport - joining the A34 with the A45 to create one continuous bus route.

Sprint will bring benefits for all bus passengers: providing more reliable, regular and predictable journey times, connecting our region and protecting our environment too.

A milestone project, Sprint is being delivered by Transport for West Midlands and forms part of the region-wide ambition to improve the public transport experience.

Bus Shelter Upgrades

In preparation for Sprint, we will be upgrading bus shelters along the A34/45 Sprint corridor.

The following bus shelters are currently being updated:

Birmingham

  • A45 Lyndon Road westbound
  • A45 Brays Rd both directions
  • A45 Steyning Rd both directions
  • A45 Swan Island both directions
  • A45 Kathleen Road both directions
  • A45 Kings Road eastbound
  • A45 Poets Corner – new bus stops both directions
  • A34 Opposite Perry Barr Station southbound

In addition, works are expected to commence at Digbeth Allison Street to widen the footway, affecting bus stops in this location.

Solihull

  • B425 Lode Lane – Dovehouse Lane southbound
  • B425 Lode Lane - Lode Heath School – southbound
  • B425 Lode Lane - Solihull Hospital - southbound

Sandwell

  • Scott Road southbound

Walsall 

  • Queens Rd northbound
  • Lake Avenue southbound
  • Jesson Road northbound
  • Bridge Street

Existing bus shelters will be removed and a temporary stop for you to catch your bus will be located near the current stop.

Travel tips

You will still be able to get to where you need to go, but consider the following:

Plan ahead and leave more time for your journey. If you travel, you’ll need more time for your journey to take account of changes and diversions.
Allow extra time for your journey. and consider walking or cycling shorter journeys if you can. Not only will you avoid congestion, it is beneficial for health and wellbeing.