Bus and Rail Industrial Action - Thursday 16 March 2023
  Originally published 11 March 2023.

From Thursday 16 March onwards public transport across the region will be severely impacted by industrial action taking place. This includes all National Express Bus services in the West Midlands and local Train Operating Companies.


Due to strike action by Unite Union from Monday 20 March onwards National Express West Midlands will be operating a limited network, at a reduced frequency and for a reduced period of the day. The strike action is continuous until a deal is resolved.

At time of publishing, Service 6 between Stourbridge and Dudley is being advertised of running a limited service during strike action.

More information on what will be running can be found at https://nxbus.co.uk/west-midlands/service-updates/strike-action

Services provided by other operators including Diamond are unaffected and will be operating as normal, but please note that NX Bus tickets will not be accepted on other operators. These services are likely to be busier than normal.


Further strike action by the RMT Union (National Union of Rail, Maritime & Transport workers) has been announced to take place on:

- 00:01 hours and 23:59 hours on Thursday 16th March 2023

· 00:01 hours and 23:59 hours on Saturday 18th March 2023

· 00:01 hours and 23:59 hours on Thursday 30th March 2023

· 00:01 hours and 23:59 hours on Saturday 1st April 2023

There will be reduced timetables during these times. Please check West Midlands Railway website for more info.

Please Note: We do not operate any bus or rail services and only supply information, we will not be able to answer any questions regarding strike action, you would need to get in touch with the operators of the services.

Page updated on Friday 17 March 2023.