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Sprint bus priority corridor: Phase 2

Phase 1 of Sprint is now complete. The first phase was delivered on time and to budget and included extended bus lanes and priority signalling.

Services using the corridor now benefit from enhanced bus priority measures and an improved passenger experience, including:

  • more reliable, regular and predictable journey times
  • journey times savings of up to 22% on key routes

We're now moving on to Phase 2, which will complete the Sprint corridor to Walsall and Solihull. This work will begin in 2024. 

Phase 2

Our plans include:

  • the further extension of bus lanes on the A45 to create one continuous bus route from Sheldon to Birmingham city centre
  • improvements at the junction on the A34 between Trinity Road and Newtown Middleway
  • a further 9 bus shelters in Birmingham
  • moving the bus stop at the Wheatsheaf junction in Sheldon
  • moving the bus stop on Old Walsall Road in Perry Barr

Sprint bus shelters

We plan to install new bus shelters at the following locations:

  • Old Walsall Road
  • Gainsborough Road
  • Hatfield Road
  • Newtown Baths/Rodway Close
  • Keswick Road 
  • Wheatsheaf

Find out more about the new Sprint bus shelters

How you can get involved

We will be engaging along the A34 and A45 in Birmingham, Solihull and Walsall in 2023. Information on these events will be added to this page as it becomes available.

Online feedback

We want your views on our plans for Phase 2 in Birmingham.

Submit your feedback

Online events

No events available at this time. 

Watch our webinar from 28 February 2023

In-person events

No events available at this time. 

Get in touch

If you have a question about Sprint, contact our customer services team or email the Sprint team directly

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