In April Bus Services Changes On Griffith Drive Will Take Place.

Changes to Bus Services will take place when the Severn Trent Water company starts work in Ashmore Park.

The Severn Trent Water company will be making road closure during the water infrastructure work that will take place in part of Griffith Drive. Here is a response I have got from Transport for West Midlands – who are the transport co -ordinator with the Local Bus Companies and City of Wolverhampton Council.


“Hi Phil,I have contacted colleagues at City of Wolverhampton Council (CWC) and National Express and have some news to report, which will hopefully be seen as positive as most of Ashmore Park will continue to be served during the closure.

During the works which are scheduled to place between 8/4/19 and 29/5/19 Service 59 will operate the following route;

  • ‘Lichfield Road, Linthouse Lane, Griffiths Drive, buses will operate to the junction of Griffiths Drive and Ecclestone Road and then turn around, and follow the same route in reverse’.

The following roads will not be served during the closure;

  •  Peacock Road and the section of Griffiths Road between Ecclestone Road and  Griffith Drive roundabout (just beyond St Albans Church).

National Express will liaise with CWC if any operational issues are experienced, such as indiscriminate parking at the Ecclestone Road turnaround, and this will helpfully resolve any possible issues during the period of the diversion.

James Shaw at National Express is leading on this from their side and has agreed to share any publicity/social media with yourself when it is produced.  Please let me know if you require any further information at this stage. Richard Hardman Area Manager-Transport Operations (Black Country)”



So as readers will see, there is going to be some public transport disrution to local bus services. I will bring any further information through my Social Media sites as I get it.

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more