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Cross-city bus routes

We want to improve public transport to make it a more attractive option than driving. Our ‘Vision for Bus’ strategy explains our plans.

We’re developing cross-city bus routes. This will reduce the need to change buses in Birmingham city centre.

We’re also prioritising buses at junctions across the region to:

  • improve journey times
  • improve reliability
  • reduce delays
  • reduce congestion

This work will complement other modes of public transport. It will also free up road space and reduce emissions in Birmingham city centre.

We’re also adding new reduced or zero emission buses.

Routes we’re developing

Our cross-city bus project is split into different routes. We call these packages. The different packages are:

  • Package 1: Birmingham City Centre
  • Package 2: Perry Common or Hamstead to Hawkesley or Longbridge - North to South
  • Package 3: Dudley to Druids Heath - North to South
  • Package 4: Sutton Coldfield to Longbridge - Universities
  • Package 5: Harborne to Castle Bromwich - East to West
  • Package 6: West Bromwich to Meadway - East to West

These packages will benefit 90 million passengers a year by improving:

  • journey times
  • facilities
  • accessibility

We’re using government funds to help do this work. You can see the different routes on this map.

A map showing the six cross-city bus route packages and how the cross Birmingham city centre.

You can also view our projects on this interactive map.

Interactive project map

Current Consultations

We want to reduce congestion at Burnt Tree junction. The current junction doesn't have enough capacity. We want your views on our plans. The consultation runs from 16 February to 16 March.

The scheme upgrade includes:

  • Bus gate changes
  • Bus stop relocation
  • Footway widening
  • Creation of a right turn pocket into Bunns Lane
  • Signal changes
  • Carriageway widening to improve flow
  • Improvements to the existing cycleway and future proofing for further cycle provisions

The draft design has demonstrated benefits for the 87 bus service in both directions.

Have your say and give feedback

You can view a draft drawing in the consultation plan. This is called a general arrangement drawing.

Download 'Burnt Tree Consultation Plan' (pdf, 3.62MB)

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