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Birmingham introduces direct services between Cardiff and Birmingham

  • Additional services offer first direct link between Cardiff and Birmingham
  • Increased number of journeys between Birmingham- Sheffield- Leeds
  • First through service between Cardiff and Sheffield
  • Tickets on sale now at for travel from 7 May

Passengers travelling between Cardiff and Birmingham are to benefit from a new direct link and faster journeys between the two cities from Monday 7th May.

Leading low cost coach operator has today (Thursday 3 May) announced further enhancements to its Cardiff to Leeds route, with the addition of three daily services connecting the Welsh capital directly with Birmingham. The change to the timetable will help to reduce the journey by up to 50 minutes. One journey per day will also be extended to and from Newcastle.

The timetable changes will result in an increase in the number of journeys between Birmingham – Sheffield- Leeds from 20 to 58 per week.

Routes travelling via Bristol will continue to have 42 services per week.

The new service also means that for the first time, passengers who want to travel between Sheffield and Cardiff can do so without changing vehicles.  

Tickets for all journeys are now available at Commercial Director Clive Jones said: “Our research tells us that many of our passengers only want to travel between Birmingham and Cardiff . We are happy to introduce the additional services which will help slice close to an hour off our passengers’ journeys and provide the first direct service between the two cities.

“The routes we launched last year have proved popular so we’re delighted to add these additional services to the local network.”

All services operate using vehicles with free Wi-Fi, power sockets, air conditioning and a toilet., part of Stagecoach Group in Scotland, has operated since 2003. It expanded from the UK to North America in 2006. The operator carries more than 15 million passengers a year across UK and North America.