Operated by National Express West Midlands
Garage Pensnett Depot
Peak vehicle requirement 6 each direction
Start Dudley
End Stourbridge
Length About 5 miles
Level 07:00 - 22:00 Monday - Saturday, 09:00 - 19:00 Sunday
Frequency every 20 minutes DAYTIME, 60 minutes EVENING AND SUNDAYS
Former Route Numbers 264, 264A, 265, 265A, 293, 296
Journey time 1 hour 5 minutes approximate
Night 19:00 - 22:00 Monday - Saturday as Route X96

The X96 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 Midands Route 293 between Stourbridge and Wollaston Farm. [1]




  • Wrens Nest
  • Dudley
  • Holly Hall
  • Merry Hill Centre
  • Amblecote Road
  • Corbett Hospital
  • Stourbridge
  • Wollaston
  • Wollaston Farm

Official Route TimetableEdit

In a nutshell, it will depart Dudley at 13, 33 and 53 minutes past the hour and will depart Wollaston Farm at 15, 35 and 55 minutes past the hour up until 1835 from Wollaston Farm (then every hour at 30 minutes past) and from 1905 minutes past from merry hill (then every hour at 5 minutes past).

Route MapEdit

NEWM Route X96 map


  1. Express and Star 31/01/08
  2. Network West Midlands All Change in Dudley Leaftet
  3. Network West Midlands All Change in Dudley site

External linksEdit