Boxing Day cheer on public transport

Public transport users across the West Midlands will be able to take advantage of the biggest Boxing Day bus service outside of London this year. A total of 158 bus services will be running on December 26 thanks to a financial subsidy from Transport for West Midlands which will also see the Metro run an enhanced Sunday service.

With no trains running on Boxing Day, the extensive bus and tram timetable will help people get to and from work and thousands of football fans going to matches in the region. Full details of the bus and tram services and timetables can be viewed here.

Passengers should be aware of significant changes to rail services over the festive period due to engineering works. There will be a reduced service between Christmas Eve and Tuesday 2 January 2018, on most lines running through Birmingham New Street, with bus replacement services in operation.

On January 2, when many people return to work, engineering will still be taking place on some rail routes and passengers are advised to check services before they travel here.

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