Birmingham Buses Moseley Reviews
Oct 04, 2007
I had a thought the other day that it would helpful for other people coming to B'ham to provide some info on the bus services in this fab city! This is mainly because I've seen peeps from other countries getting on the bus and being totally flummoxed by the system, which is actually easy once you know.
First, a bit of basic info. Buses in B'ham DO NOT carry change, so you need to have the exact fare ready. At the moment they're implementing electronic signs across the city at most stops, indicating when the next bus is due - keep a lookout for these as they're usually found in the roof of the bus shelter.
Ticket prices! A "short hop" (2 fare stages) is £1 for adults and 50p for kids. The maximum fare for a one-way trip is £1.40 for adults, which means that you can travel as far throughout the West Midlands county as you please and still only pay that amount. I think it's 70p for children, but alas, I'm not too sure!
Alternatively, you can buy a Daysaver (very handy), which is amazing value and quickly pays for itself during the course of a day. These nifty little inventions cost £3 and provide unlimited travel all day on all Travel West Midlands (TWM) buses. (Beware - buses on other networks DO NOT accept TWM tickets - you'll have to pay extra if you get on one of these) Evening Savers are also available from 6pm onwards, and cost £1.80 - again, all TWM buses and all evening. However, you don't need to buy one of these if you already have a Daysaver!
A note for any students coming to study in B'ham: you can buy a 3-term Student Travel Card for £260 (dead handy), which saves you loads if you're travelling frequently.
If you need any more info, check out the website at www.travelwm.co.uk.
I know this info might seem a bit trivial, but it's really handy to know - esp. if you're visiting the city for the first time!
Over and out...X
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