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264/265Edit

264/265
Management
Operated by National Express West Midlands
Garage Pensnett Depot
Peak vehicle requirement 3 each direction
Route
Start Dudley
End Dudley
Length About 22 miles
Service
Level 05:00 - 24:00 Monday - Saturday
N.B. Route 274/275 operates 18:30 - 24:00 only, 264 is 05:00 - 19:00, 09:00 - 23:00 Sunday (Route 274/275)
Frequency every 30 minutes
Journey time up to 1 hour and 20 minutes
Night Service 274/275 operates

The 264/265 routes are Bus Routes in the Dudley area of the West Midlands, United Kingdom.

History Of The RoutesEdit

There was an increase in journeys between Merry Hill Shopping Centre and Kingswinford. The extension was however short lived presumably because of the unreliability of such routes that served the Dudley area. The route reverted to operate every half hour.

Route TimingsEdit

The journey time of route 264/265 was then 60 minutes end to end but is now 80 minutes.

274/275Edit

274/275
Management
Operated by National Express West Midlands
Garage National Express West Midlands Pensnett Depot
Peak vehicle requirement 3 each direction
Route
Start Dudley
End Dudley
Length About 24 miles
Service
Level 19:00 - 24:00 Monday - Saturday
N.B. Route 264/265 operates 05:00 - 19:30 only, 09:00 - 23:00 Sunday (Route 274/275)
Frequency every 30 minutes
Journey time up to 1 hour and 20 minutes
Day Service 264/265 operates

History Of The RouteEdit

The 274 and 275 have been run by many operators, including Peoples Express and Diamond Bus under a Centro contract.

Route TimingsEdit

The journey time of route 274/275 was 80 minutes - Dudley TO Dudley (Dudley - Kingswinford Short journeys were 45 minutes each way.

Both RoutesEdit

Fare InformationEdit

National Express West Midlands have a current maximum fare of £1.50.

Dudley Network ReviewEdit

[1] [2] [3] [4]

The 264 and its opposite direction, 265 have been earmarked for withdrawal in April 2008 in the Dudley Network Review.

The changes are as follows:

  1. The National Express West Midlands Route X96 will be replacing this route between Dudley, Holly Hall and Merry Hill and then to Stourbridge every 20 minutes replacing National Express West Midlands Route 296 and National Express West Midlands Route 293.
  2. Hansons of Wordsley route 226 will be running between Merry Hill and Kingswinford and Dudley via the Northern arm of these routes, National Express West Midlands Route 205 will cover Ashenhurst Road and the Russels Hall Estate to make a 15 minute frequency via this route.

Route 264A and 265A will be widthdrawn.

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