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Commonwealth Games - Thursday 28 July to Monday 8 August

Published on 07/07/2022

The Games promise us an exciting 12 days of global sport and celebration, right on our doorsteps.

Understandably, there will be significant travel disruption around some of our sites, as we see increases in athletes and visitors attending the Games.

Patients and visitors are encouraged to understand if and how their route to our sites will be impacted by the Games.

There will be some changes to bus routes across the city and closer to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB).

Summary of changes to main bus services to QEHB

Bus routesChange
10S, 11A, 11C, 19, 20, 38, 46, 50, 76 Route and stop changes due only on the day of the Marathon, Saturday 30 July
X21, X22, 25, 8 Northbound stop closed at University station. Passengers are recommended to catch these services at the stop close to NHS Blood and Transplant, 250m north on Vincent Drive
61, 63 One stop change in city centre
1, 35, 41, 45, 47, X21, X22 Route and stop changes during the Games. Routes 1, X21 and X22 will experience additional changes from 18 July to 11 August, taking diversions to avoid road closures in Edgbaston

Travellers are encouraged to check their bus journey on the day of the Marathon (Saturday 30 July). Please visit the Games website to learn more about the Marathon route.

For disruption to bus and tram routes during the Commonwealth Games, please view the dedicated page on the Transport for West Midlands site.

Further information

Please visit the Get Set For The Games web page to understand any changes in your local area.

For help with planning your journey, and to see detailed route maps showing the changes to bus routes, please see the Transport for Midlands website. We recommend you check this information before you travel.

To see online maps showing where the "hotspots" will be on the transport network during different days and times of the Games, please see the travel advice page on the Games website.

The most significant road closure we are currently aware of is Edgbaston Park Road (by Edgbaston Golf Club) to Bristol Road (by University of Birmingham swimming pool) from 18 July to 10 August, inclusive.

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