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Birmingham bus routes and their number.
« on: May 09, 2014, 11:24:48 PM »
Can you name all the Birmingham bus routes and their numbers from one to I think I seen a bus with 96 on it. But I don't think there are 96 bus routes in Birmingham but I might be wrong.
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Re: Birmingham bus routes and their number.
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2014, 06:27:51 AM »
We left the Birmingham area in 1963, so my memory is somewhat rusty, but before No 2 there was a No 1A.  Can't really remember where it went, but I think Acocks Green was one place it went through, and did it go past the cricket ground ?

Edit: From about 1954 I went everywhere by motorbike so didn't use buses much except at weekends when going to the flicks or somewhere where I had to arrive looking respectable :)


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Re: Birmingham bus routes and their number.
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2014, 06:58:45 AM »
Jumping the gun a bit, and getting my memory back when we lived in Perry Common (left there in 1946) we used to catch the No5 from Corporation Street, the terminus was at the circle Witton Lodge Road. There used to be a recreation ground there that just had to be played in on the way home from Hastings Road school :)

There was also a 5A but can't remember where that went.

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Re: Birmingham bus routes and their number.
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2014, 09:42:59 AM »
There was also a 5A but can't remember where that went.


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Re: Birmingham bus routes and their number.
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2014, 09:46:16 AM »
 29  went via town to villa cross to kingstanding

12 went via town to bartleygreen
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Re: Birmingham bus routes and their number.
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2014, 09:57:01 AM »
The 14, 43, 55, & 56 all ran through Nechells wending their way to their various terminuses.

14   Tile Cross
43   Nechells
55   Shard End
56   Castle Bromwich
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Re: Birmingham bus routes and their number.
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2014, 10:44:59 AM »
Further to Roy One's comment on 29 Bus it went on as far as Hall Green in the opposite direction terminating in Highfield Road
Then there was the 29a which I think was at one time the longest route except perhaps the Outer Circle It went from Great Barr through Perry Barry and town via Hall Green terminating at the Baldwin Pub which is about as far out of Brum without getting into Shirley/Solihull.
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Re: Birmingham bus routes and their number.
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2014, 10:46:45 AM »
The 36 used to run from Stoney Lane to the Richmond terminus,

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Re: Birmingham bus routes and their number.
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2014, 10:48:25 AM »
I may be wrong on this but im sure that I got a bus 29 from garretsgreen tec to handsworth
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Re: Birmingham bus routes and their number.
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2014, 11:02:45 AM »
Royone I am going back a bit but certainly up until the 60s it terminated in Highfield Rd . From town It came along the Stratford Rd through  Sparkbrook, Springfield, into Hall Green Turned right at the Bull into Highfield Rd . I used to catch it to get to the Robin Hood Cinema.
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Re: Birmingham bus routes and their number.
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2014, 11:11:56 AM »
Can't remember any bus route numbers other than the two ring road, No.s  8 and 11.
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