As you may be aware, National Express are currently locked in a pay dispute with their drivers. This has led to an extremely limited bus service being offered from Monday 20th March 2023. National Express contacted us on Sunday 19th March 2023 to inform us that they are unable to provide any school bus services from Monday 20th March 2023 indefinitely. Additionally, they will only be operating an extremely limited bus service on the general network.
The National Express Scheduling Team have told us that they will continually monitor the number of drivers who cross the picket lines in the coming days, as nearly 30% did vote for the pay deal they were offered. They hope to increase the number of services that are in operation in the coming days. For information about services currently in operation you can visit https://nxbus.co.uk/westmidlands/service-updates.
We will bring you further information regarding the Erdington Academy services as we receive it. In the meantime, please seek alternative arrangements for your child’s journey to school.
These are the services currently running:
4 | Birmingham – Solihull (via Sparkbrook, Tyseley, Acocks Green & Olton)
5 | West Bromwich – Sutton Coldfield (via Great Barr, Kingstanding & New Oscott)
6 | Birmingham – Solihull (via Sparkbrook, Sparkhill, Hall Green & Shirley)
6 | Dudley – Stourbridge (via Russells Hall Hospital, Brierley Hill & Amblecote)
28 | Heartlands Hospital – Great Barr (via Ward End, Castle Bromwich, Erdington, Old Oscott & Perry Beeches)
51 | Birmingham – Walsall (via Great Barr & Perry Barr)
87 | Birmingham – Oldbury (via Dudley (via City Hospital & Smethwick)
97 | Birmingham – Chelmsley Wood (via Bordesley Green, Heartlands Hospital & Meadway)
529 | Wolverhampton – Walsall (via Willenhall)
X4 | Birmingham – Falcon Lodge (via Aston Expressway, Erdington, Sutton Coldfield & Good Hope Hospital)
X21| Birmingham – Bartley Green (via Birmingham University, Selly Oak & Weoley Castle)
What are the dates of strike action?
The strike is continuous. We have not been advised how long this will be for and will continue to post any updates on this webpage as soon as we can.
Is the strike just happening today?
No, the strike is continuous. We have not been advised how long this will be for and will continue to post any updates on this webpage as soon as we can.
How can I find out / what is the best way to find out what is going on?
The best way for you to stay updated with any developments is to visit this webpage below.
Strike action | NX Bus West Midlands