A new Platinum bus service is coming to South Birmingham this Sunday (4th December).

The new National Express West Midlands X61 service will replace the current 61 bus, and will run from Birmingham City Centre to Frankley via the Bristol Road.

The luxurious Platinum buses have been running on several routes since 2015.

The introduction of the X61 – which serves Frankley, Northfield and Selly Oak along the A38 route – will allow passengers to travel to and from the city with extra leg room, free wifi, mobile device charging ports, high backed leather seats and next stop announcements, as well as faster journeys.

Services will run up to every 15 minutes at peak times and journey prices will remain the same as all National Express WM services.

View X61 timetable    •    View details of all Platinum X routes



  1. Very nice indeed,but they won’t last five minutes when they come onto Frankley,they will be smashed up in no time…
    You only need to take a look at the shelters….!!

  2. it is a limited stop service but i don’t see how its going to run every 15 minutes when they can’t manage to run the present 61 service on time,i’ve waited up to half hour for that many times


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