#AYearOfBuses 161: Frankley – Birmingham

National Express 61

Today on #AYearOfBuses we’re taking a look at a key city route serving one of Birmingham’s main corridors. It’s pretty rare these days to find a route which has actually been downgraded from a premium route, rather than upgraded, as is the trend in 2019. But that’s exactly what’s happened with the 61. A former […]

#AYearOfBuses 11: Birmingham Outer Circle

Route 11a

Today on #AYearOfBuses, we’re heading to the West Midlands for Europe’s longest urban bus route – Birmingham’s Outer Circle 11A/11C.  A 27-mile route taking in the suburbs of outer Birmingham including Perry Barr, Kings Heath and Acocks Green, National Express West Midlands’ 11A and 11C run anticlockwise and clockwise around the city respectively (think about […]

April fooled: bus industry trolls again

Canal bus

Occasionally, there are times when the UK bus industry seems to take itself too seriously. April Fool’s Day isn’t one of those times. Comic relief can be found in abundance on 1 April each year, and thankfully, 2017 proved no disappointment. Here’s five of our favourite pranks the UK bus industry pulled this year. Reading invests […]

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