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FixMyStreet
There is no rubbish bin at this bus stop., 26th September 

26 Sep 18

There needs to be a rubbish bin at this bus stop.


News
Designs unveiled for three new stations in Birmingham 

26 Sep 18

Plans for three new Birmingham rail stations have today been unveiled as the reopening of the Camp Hill Line to passenger services takes another step forward.


Rugby
The shocking number of Birmingham bus services being cancelled per week 

26 Sep 18

Figures from the Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain reveal that 224 local bus services stopped running in our region in 2017/18…


Blog feature
The Road To Ruins – A Trip To Kos Town 

25 Sep 18

Kos Town is the capital of Kos and, with a population of 14,750, the only sizable town on the island.


News
Mum’s fury after girl, 9, sneaks onto two-night school trip without teachers noticing 

24 Sep 18

L’evea Aitchinson sneaked onto a bus which was headed for a two-night trip completely unnoticed…


Local news
Update from Cllr Brett O’Reilly and Travel for West Midlands regarding overlay parking on Longbridge Lane 

24 Sep 18

Travel for West Midlands (TfWM) offer assurance to concerned road users that work to rectify the overlay parking on Longbridge Lane, is in hand.


Blog comment
BUS SERVICES – Consultation by TfWM 

23 Sep 18

It has taken a long time but there is a consultation beginning tomorrow.


FixMyStreet
Large single decker bus with no seats parked causing an obstruction, 23rd September 

23 Sep 18

Large single decker bus parked on main road that is a bus route and is causing an obstruction with traffic on a busy road.


FixMyStreet
Thumped my suspension, 22nd September 

22 Sep 18

Several potholes along this road on a bus route.


FixMyStreet
Traffic lights at the bus gate are not working correctly., 21st September 

21 Sep 18

We have received numerous reports from bus drivers that the traffic lights near to the Bell Inn going towards Walsall are not working correctly.


News
Teenage pregnancy posters grab attention on Walsall buses 

21 Sep 18

The posters feature images of a tube of lipstick or a high-heeled stiletto shoe…


FixMyStreet
Hump in the road, 20th September 

20 Sep 18

I reported this 2 weeks ago but nothing has been done just past the entrance to the old fire station near to the bus stop on the left there is a trench across the road that has lifted its like going over a sharp bump you can feel it 30mph.


FixMyStreet
Low hanging tree branches on Castle Hill outside Dudley Zoo., 20th September 

20 Sep 18

The trees are hanging so low that they are hitting the roof and windows of the buses.


News
Hero Coventry bus crash bystander ‘saved many lives’ 

19 Sep 18

Tiel Portlock is praised by police for helping people caught up in a fatal crash in Coventry.


Local news
‘Bus’ted! Police officers film offenders from buses in pioneering initiative 

19 Sep 18

A pioneering initiative to clamp down on reckless drivers who use mobile phones at the wheel has been launched (Monday 17 Sept) by West Midlands Police.


News
West Midlands Police spots drivers using mobiles from bus 

19 Sep 18

Officers use a double-decker bus to find and report motorists using their phones at the wheel.


News
On the buses: West Midlands Police are using a double decker to catch distracted drivers. 

19 Sep 18

Reckless drivers who use mobile phones at the wheel risk prosecution thanks to a new West Midlands Police road safety scheme in which officers film offenders from buses.


FixMyStreet
Road surface to the right of the bus stop is an inch and a half above kerb level, 19th September 

19 Sep 18

The tarmac has been forced upwards by buses leaving it rising above kerb level.


News
Bus driver who killed two people was driving dangerously 

19 Sep 18

Trial of the facts held in Birmingham.


News
Coventry bus crash: Kailash Chander was driving dangerously 

18 Sep 18

Kailash Chander was diagnosed with dementia after a crash which left two dead, a court is told.


Rugby
These are the buses running late after Birmingham city centre crash 

18 Sep 18

A number of routes were delayed by up to an hour by the collision…


Rugby
Updates: These are the buses running late after Birmingham city centre crash 

18 Sep 18

A number of routes were delayed by up to an hour by the collision…


FixMyStreet
Inconsiderate Parking., 17th September 

17 Sep 18

Cars parked half on the road and half on the pavement.


Rugby
Strike action, cancellations and replacement buses – the difficulties facing Aston Villa fans leaving Blackburn 

14 Sep 18

AVFC supporters will face disruption to rail travel away from Ewood Park…


News
First new West Midlands Transport branded buses in operation 

14 Sep 18

The bold new West Midlands Transport (WMT) brand has already been brought to life on trains and trams in the region – now the first branded buses are in operation too.


Rugby
Framework details for 6,000 homes at Langley and new industrial park at Peddimore on Sutton Coldfield’s green belt land released as consultation begins 

12 Sep 18

The public are being urged to have their say on the Langley SUE and Peddimore employment site plans as Sprint bus links face criticism…


News
Coventry bus crash: Driver ‘was shaking before fatal crash’ 

12 Sep 18

Kailash Chander struggled to punch a ticket before smashing into a supermarket, a court hears.


Local news
South Birmingham bus sex attacker jailed 

12 Sep 18

A West Heath man has been jailed for sexual assaults on buses earlier this year.


Rugby
Fatal Sainsbury’s bus driver Kailash Chander’s hands were ‘shaking’ before crash 

12 Sep 18

Birmingham Crown Court has been shown CCTV footage…


FixMyStreet
Graffiti, 12th September 

12 Sep 18

Graffiti on the wall between the bridge and the road to the tip and by the bus stop Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 53 Coleshill Street, Sutton Coldfield Report on FixMyStreet…


News
Operator confirms changes to Lichfield bus routes 

12 Sep 18

Changes have been announced to some bus services in Lichfield.


News
Elderly bus driver ploughed into supermarket killing two people after working three consecutive 75 hour long weeks, court hears 

12 Sep 18

Prosecution says driver mistook accelerator pedal for brake.


News
Teens locked up for ‘vicious’ knife and baton attack on No.14 Chelmsley Wood bus 

11 Sep 18

Victim suffered a string of serious injuries…


News
Coventry bus crash: Driver ‘had warning’ before crash 

11 Sep 18

A bus driver pressed the wrong pedal during the crash in Coventry which left two dead, a jury hears.


FixMyStreet
Car parked on double red in bus lane from last 4 days mk58vlz red vwgolf, 11th September 

11 Sep 18

Car parked on double red in bus lane from last 4 days Report on FixMyStreet…


FixMyStreet
Drain cover breaking out, 10th September 

10 Sep 18

This drain cover is loose and is breaking it off the road surface when buses run over it (adjacent to bus stop) Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Unit 43 Bickenhill Lane, Marston Green Report …


FixMyStreet
Mattress and rubbish in lay-by, 10th September 

10 Sep 18

Mattress and rubbish in lay-by next to bus stop.


News
Laughing bus sex attacker preyed on lone women jailed 

9 Sep 18

Kamran Ali grabbed his victims including one on the number 76…


News
Boy climbs Scafell Pike to raise funds for specially adapted bus for brother’s school 

7 Sep 18

AN 11-year-old boy climbed to the top of Scafell Pike in a bid to raise much needed funds for a specially adapted bus for his brother’s school.


FixMyStreet
Garden and general rubbish, 5th September 

5 Sep 18

At the end of carters close on the walkway near the bus stop garden rubbish is dumped overnight and general rubbish thrown on the waste ground please clear it as it is becoming worse

Is it possible to have a rubbish bin near to the…


Blog music
It’s not like Glasto 

5 Sep 18

Andy Munro tests the water at the Moseley Folk Festival.


News
West Midlands 5G ‘testbed’ to trial connected ambulances 

4 Sep 18

High-speed internet connections are expected to bring ambulance video links and live streaming CCTV on buses.


Rugby
Outrage as special needs school bus chaperone service is axed by Birmingham City Council 

4 Sep 18

The decision to axe a guide on buses to Wilson Stuart School in Erdington could affect 200 special needs pupils…


FixMyStreet
Barriers left behind, 3rd September 

3 Sep 18

At 526 Moseley Rd, B12 9AE barriers marked AMEY have been left piled up in the bus stop after a job.


Blog
An evening in The Bell 

3 Sep 18

This was pub No.


Rugby
The traffic junction that threatens to slow down Birmingham’s new Sprint buses 

2 Sep 18

Call to upgrade one of Birmingham’s most congested traffic junctions…


FixMyStreet
Cars parked all day on blind bend, 1st September 

1 Sep 18

The bend near the Furnace Hill junction needs double yellow lines to prevent accidents caused by several cars being left all day on the blind bend, adjacent to bus stops Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by …


FixMyStreet
Cras parking on the left side of blind bend near junction causing dangerous overtaking, 1st September 

1 Sep 18

As a local lorry driver, I regularly visit commercial properties on Shelah Rd.


Blog comment
Fancy getting on the happy bus this Saturday for free? 

31 Aug 18

Followers of this blog will be familiar I’m sure with adverts for classic transport events – particularly busses – but this one is a bus event with a difference from National Express West Midlands, and is happening this Saturday (1st September …


FixMyStreet
Fly tipping outside bin and bin full, 30th August 

30 Aug 18

Bin full and fly Tipping outside of bin By bus stop outside Number 221 and 223 City Rd but not caused by them.







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