What we do
West Midlands Network is the name that connects all public transport in the West Midlands. This includes Birmingham, Dudley, Sandwell, Coventry, Walsall, Solihull and Wolverhampton.
The West Midlands Network logo and signs are on all bus stops, at rail stations, at bus stations and on Metro stops. Wherever you see it, you'll find information on how to make it easier to use buses, trains and the Metro.
You'll find timetable information at bus stops and maps and journey information at all places where services meet – helping you switch from bus to train or bus to Metro with confidence.
We’re working towards creating a smoother, safer, more efficient and user-friendly system.
Up-to-the-minute information – at the stop or on your mobile
The majority of buses are tracked by Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) technology. This means we can send up-to-the-minute information to a screen within a shelter telling you when your bus will arrive. Don't worry if your stop doesn’t have a screen, the Network West Midlands app will give you the information at your fingertips.
There are many ways to plan your journey. Our most advanced Journey Planner ever will easily show you the best route on bus, train or tram. Additional options now mean you can include your sustainable activity of walking and cycling and create the journey that works for you.
Who does what?
Positive change is happening in the West Midlands and transport is firmly at the heart of that change. In June 2016, Centro and the Integrated Transport Authority were dissolved, being replaced by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).
WMCA is made up of representatives from local authorities across the region, including the three West Midlands Local Enterprise Partnerships and is responsible for formulating transport strategy and policy. The Authority is already developing exciting and innovative projects led by Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) – the transport arm of the Combined Authority. The Transport Delivery Committee, made up of 19 West Midlands Councillors, is responsible for delivering the transport policies agreed by WMCA.
TfWM, working in partnership with bus operators, train operators and West Midlands Metro, is delivering major public transport schemes and improvements to bus, rail and tram services.
West Midlands Network is a partnership between TfWM and the bus, train and tram operators to help passengers get around and access the information they need.
TfWM does not operate bus, train or tram services, but it does run bus stations, provide bus shelters and subsidise socially necessary bus services. It also funds free travel for older and disabled people and half-price travel for the under 16s.
Private companies operate bus, train and tram services in the West Midlands. All these partners work together to provide better passenger information and improve services through West Midlands Network.
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