Central Government

Department for Transport – Responsible for transport issues.

Government Office for the West Midlands – government office bringing together the regional operations of the Department forTransport.

Highways Agency – responsible for operating, maintaining and improving the strategic road network in England.

Local Districts

Birmingham City Council

Coventry City Council

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

Wolverhampton City Council

Centro – responsible for bus, rail and Midland Metro Tram transport in the West Midlands.

Regional Highway Authorities

Staffordshire County Council

Stoke-on-Trent City Council

Herefordshire Council

Borough of Telford & Wrekin

Warwickshire County Council

Worcestershire County Council


The Train Line – provides train times, fares, and on-line ticket sales.

Q-Jump – provides train times, fares, and on-line ticket sales.

DB Journey Planner – for train times in the UK and throughout Europe.

Railtrack – timetable information only.

National Rail – information about all aspects of rail travel, including real-time departure boards, service disruptions, tickets, train operating companies, and special offers.

Central Trains – operates local train services in the West Midlands.

Virgin Trains – providing inter-city trains from Birmingham to destinations throughout UK.

Silverlink – operates trains between Birmingham and London via Northampton.

Wales & Borders Trains – operates trains from Birmingham to destinations in Wales.

First North Western – operator of Birmingham to Holyhead trains for onward ferry connections to Ireland.

Chiltern Railways – trains from Birmingham to London Marylebone via Leamington Spa and Banbury.

West Midlands Bus Operators

Travel West Midlands – the region’s biggest bus operator. Timetables available online for services in Coventry and Merry Hill.

First – provides services from Worcestershire into Birmingham City Centre, includes service frequency information and destinations served.

Stagecoach – operates services from Coventy into Warwickshire, includes timetables for all services.

Arriva – operates services in the north of the conurbation, includes timetable and other information for all services.

Pete’s Travel – includes timetable and other information for all services.

Choice Travel – operates services in and around Walsall/ Wolverhampton.

North Birmingham Busways – timetables and other information.

Zak’s Bus and Coach – timetables and other information.

Diamond Bus – timetable and fare information.

Ring and Ride – Providing door-to-door public transport for those unable to access conventional bus and train services.


National Express – includes times, fares, and online ticket sales.


Centro – the West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive. Includes information about Centro’s activities, rail timetables, news updates, and season tickets.

Birmingham Airport – includes times, fares, and online ticket sales.

Public Transport Information – directory of websites covering bus, rail, ferry, and coach operators for all of the UK.

Traveline – gives access to multi-modal journey planners for many areas in England and Wales.


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