THE 27 bus route from Cofton Hackett to Maypole will now only run from Frankley to Yardley Wood as part of National Express changes to various bus routes.
Further changes will take place to the number 2 route in order to serve areas currently covered by the 27 route, including Glenavon Road in Kings Heath.
Customers travelling between Frankley and Cofton Hackett have been advised to use services 20, 20A, 49 and 63.
National Express West Midlands says the sweep of changes, which include the alterations to Frankley routes, are to improve reliability and ensure customers are served more efficiently.
The changes to the 27 and 2 routes will come into effect on November 5, following the half-term break.
Customers have been advised to consider planning journeys ahead of the changes.
More details will be released regarding the November 5 changes by the end of this week.
Ed Rickard, Network Director for National Express, said:
“We know that our bus services are vital lifelines for many customers and communities and we have been working closely with Transport for West Midlands to continue protecting as many services as possible across the region.
“In common with bus operators nationwide, we are seeing changes to travel patterns due to a number of lifestyle changes, including more people working from home and shopping online.
“This means we have to look at our network to ensure we can maintain the best bus coverage for the people of the West Midlands.
“While some routes may operate slightly differently to now, we’ve worked with Transport for West Midlands to ensure connections and alternatives remain in place.”
“Our priority is to continue to build on the positive steps we are taking to improve the reliability of our services and to keep fares low.”
Visit www.nxbus.co.uk for the latest details.