New No 1A bus route to the QE Hospital.

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Major Changes are to take place to Bus Routes in South Birmingham including an additional no 1A through Moseley to the QE hospital.

Following last year’s consultation, National Express West Midlands have finalised the changes they will be making to their bus services in South Birmingham. The new routes will come into force on Sunday 22nd July.

The current no 1 will be replaced by:

• A new no 1 which will run from a loop round Shirley Road, Dolphin Lane and Olton Boulevard East to Acocks Green, then Springfield, Moseley, Cannon Hill Park and finally Five Ways.

• A new no 1A which will take the same route as the no 1 to Cannon Hill Park but then goes to the QE Hospital / University.

The 1/1A will run every 10 minutes to Cannon Hill Park and then every 20 mins to the QE and every 20 minutes to Five Ways.

The advantage is we now have a direct route from Moseley to the QE Hospital/University. The disadvantage is the number of buses from Moseley to Five Ways is reduced to every 20 minutes other than a couple of services at 08.30hrs

Full details of the changes are shown in the NXWM  Leaflet here

The new timetable can be found  here

2 Replies to “New No 1A bus route to the QE Hospital.”

  1. Good, on the whole. There should be some extra buses to Five Ways in the morning and evening rush hours, perhaps just running Springfield-Five Ways. Also, better pedestrian provision at the B4127/A38+A441 interchanges so that people can safely change onto town buses. It’s lethal at present.


  2. This is a good idea but done in a totally stupid way. There will be a lot of passengers getting on the wrong bus because the number is the same as the number 1. Why aim to be confusing? Given the 1A is for a hospital makes it even more incompetant on the part of the planners..


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