National Express (NX) West Midlands bus strike action

There are bus strikes taking place from today which may impact your journey coming onto campus.

Over the weekend, it was announced that National Express West Midlands and National Express Coventry bus drivers will be striking from today, meaning that most bus services will be very limited in operation.

Services provided by alternative bus providers, such as Diamond, Arriva, and Stagecoach, as well as the X21 service, will be operating as normal, but these are likely to be busier than usual. Find out more.

How long will they last?

There's currently no end date for the bus strikes meaning they will continue every day until an agreement has been reached over pay. Please keep checking this National Express web page for the latest updates and FAQs. They will also be updating their Twitter and Facebook (NXWestMidlands), so if you prefer to find out that way make sure you follow them.

Alternative travel

We recommend that you check your journey before travelling, allowing yourself more time than usual.

For local travel, check out the Transport for West Midlands website (for bus, train, tram and road travel updates) and our Sustainable Travel page on the Intranet, where you can find helpful information on travelling to campus by cycling or walking.

Between Monday 20 March–Friday 24 March 2023, West Midlands Railway will also be offering free Anytime Day tickets for travel between Monday 20 – Friday 24 March 2023. Travel is only available between any two stations in the West Midlands Railway zonal areas (zones 1-5). 

Tickets are limited and are on a first come, first served basis.

Simply enter CHOOSEDAY into the ‘Add a promo code’ section when booking your Anytime Day train ticket on West Midlands Railway’s website or app.

Please note: this code is not available for purchase at a station ticket office or via the station Ticket Vending Machines.

Reminder: further train strikes

Please note that further rail strike action by the RMT Union is taking place on the following dates:

  • Thursday 30 March
  • Saturday 1 April

There may also be a knock-on effect on the days following the end of strike action, so please check your entire journey in advance. Learn more about the upcoming train strikes.


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