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87
Management
Operated by National Express West Midlands, Diamond Bus & Midland Rider
Garage West Bromwich Depot/ Tividale
Peak vehicle requirement  ?
Route
Start Birmingham
End Dudley
Length About ?? Miles
Service
Level 05:15 - 00:00 Monday - Saturday, 07:30 - 23:15 Sunday
Frequency Every 5 minutes daytime, 30 minutes evening and 15 minutes on Sunday.
Journey time 55 minutes

The 87 is a bus route in the West Midlands, United Kingdom.

The route links Birmingham and Dudley.

HistoryEdit

  • 25th November 2007 - Diamond Bus curb their service to run from Oldbury/ Tividale as opposed to running from Dudley. Evening and Sunday service are all withdrawn.
  • 22nd July 2007 - Diamond Bus increase their frequency to every 10 minutes and introduce a evening service. Sunday service is re-timed.

PresentEdit

The service currently serves Birmingham, Spring Hill, Cape Hill, Smethwick, Oldbury, Tividale and then Dudley. National Express West Midlands service 87 runs every 10 minutes during the day before reducing to every 30 minutes in the evening and 15 minutes Sundays. The service is usually run with branded Wright Geminis however Volvo B7TL Alexander ALX400 are known for making an appearance when needed. The service is run commercially.

The major competitor on this service is Diamond Bus who also run every 10 minutes during the day, Monday - Saturday. There is no longer a evening and Sunday service run by Diamond Bus. Midland Rider also run on this service from Oldbury, one journey in each direction Monday - Friday.

National Express West Midlands currently charge a maximum fare of £1.50 on this service.

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