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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 Hampstead to Hawkesly 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