RWBA Bus West Midlands Transport
8A/8C Inner Circle
Operator National Express West Midlands
Garage Bordesley Depot
Vehicle Mercedes-Benz O405N
PVR 16 (Total)
Start Inner Circle of Birmingham
Via Inner Circle of Birmingham
End Inner Circle of Birmingham
Length 30 miles
Level Daily
Frequency every 9-12 minutes Monday - Friday, every 15 minutes Saturday and 30 minutes evenings and Sunday's.
Journey time 55-60 Minutes
Day Daytime 05:00 - 00:00 Monday - Saturday, 07:15 - 00:00 Sunday
Night No night service
peak vehicle requirement
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The Birmingham Inner Circle is a roughly circular bus route in Birmingham, England. It follows the city's inner ring road with some small deviations on parts of the route.


Like the Birmingham Outer Circle service 11. buses on the 8 travel both anti-clockwise (8A) and clockwise (8C). The service is operated by National Express West Midlands with Mercedes-Benz O405N single deck buses, several of which are branded for the Inner Circle. It is one of very few bus routes which is guaranteed to be operated by a Mercedes-Benz 0405N, due to that bus being the only allocation at the garage. Prior to operating from Bordesley depot (located next to National Express West Midlands headquarters) the 8 was operated by the now demolished Hockley depot; This meant that it was not unusual for it to have MCW Metrobuses and Volvo B7TL Plaxton President's operating on it. The service is mainly run commercially, however early morning Sunday journeys are subsidised by Centro.


(Clockwise from the terminus at Saltley Gate, Alum Rock. Opposite direction for anti-clockwise)

  • Saltley Gate/Alum Rock interchange
  • Nechells
  • Newtown interchange
  • Hockley interchange
  • Jewellery Quarter
  • Five Ways interchange
  • Highgate
  • Sparkbrook interchange
  • Small Heath interchange
  • Bordesley interchange
  • Saltley Gate/Alum Rock interchange

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