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8
Management
Operated by National Express West Midlands
Garage Pensnett Depot
Peak vehicle requirement 6 each direction
Route
Start Wrens Nest Eve Lane Green Lane
End Wollaston Farm Dorset Road
Length About 6 miles
Service
Level 06:20 - 23:20 Monday – Friday (Wollaston Farm-Wrens Nest), 06:25 - 23:22 Monday – Friday (Wrens Nest-Wollaston Farm), 06-45 - 23:20 Saturday (Wollaston Farm-Wrens Nest), 06:55 - 23:22 Saturday (Wrens Nest-Wollaston Farm), 10-10 - 23:20 Sunday (Wollaston Farm-Wrens Nest) & 10:12 - 23:22 Sunday (Wrens Nest-Wollaston Farm)


Frequency every 20 minutes DAYTIME, 60 minutes EVENING AND SUNDAYS
Former Route Numbers 264, 264A, 265, 265A, 293, 296, X96
Journey time 1 hour 12 minutes approximate
Night 19:00 - 22:00 Monday - Saturday as Route 8

The 8 route is a bus route in the West Midlands, United Kingdom created after the Dudley bus network review. It runs between Dudley to Wollaston Farm, Stourbridge.

Pre Dudley Network ReviewEdit

Before the Dudley Bus Network Review of April 2008 this bus route was 3 different routes. It was:

  • National Express West Midlands Route 264 and 265 between Dudley and Merry Hill Centre.
  • National Express West Midlands Route 296 between Merry Hill Centre and Stourbridge.
  • National Express West Midlands Route 293 between Stourbridge and Wollaston Farm. [1]
  • National Express West Midlands Route X96 between Wrens Nest (Dudley) and Wollaston Farm (Stourbridge).

[2]

RouteEdit

[3]

  • Wrens Nest Eve Lane/Green Lane
  • Dudley Bus Station
  • Holly Hall (Holly Hall Road & Crossgate Road)
  • Merry Hill Centre Bus Station
  • Amblecote Road Birch Tree Inn
  • Hillfields Road Vicarage Road
  • Corbett Hospital Vicarage Road
  • Stourbridge Bus Station
  • Wollaston Junction Island
  • Wollaston Farm Dorset Road

Official Route TimetableEdit

In a nutshell, the DAYTIME journeys will depart Wrens Nest at 35, 55 & 15 minutes past the hour, Dudley at 55, 15 & 35 minutes past the hour, Merry Hill Bus Station at 13, 33 & 53 minutes past the hour, Stourbridge at 33, 53 & 13 minutes past the hour, Wollaston Farm at 42, 02 & 22 minutes past the hour, Stourbridge at 00, 20 & 40 minutes past the hour, Merry Hill at 15, 35 & 55, Dudley at 40, 00 & 20 minutes past the hour & arriving back at Wrens Nest at 45, 14 & 34 minutes past the hour. The EVENING & SUNDAY journeys will depart Wrens Nest at 22 minutes past the hour, Dudley at 38 minutes past the hour, Merry Hill at 55 minutes past the hour, Stourbridge 12 minutes past the hour, Wollaston Farm at 20 minutes past the hour, Stourbridge at 37 minutes past the hour, Merry Hill at 52 minutes past the hour, Dudley at 10 minutes past the hour & arriving back at Wrens Nest at 22.

Route MapEdit

New map for service 8 timetable

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.expressandstar.com/2008/01/30/bus-route-shake-up-planned/ Express and Star 31/01/08
  2. http://www.networkwestmidlands.co.uk/dudley/allchangeleaflet.pdf Network West Midlands All Change in Dudley Leaftet
  3. http://www.networkwestmidlands.co.uk/dudley/ Network West Midlands All Change in Dudley site

External linksEdit