Last reviewed 27 June 2022

Transport for West Midlands (TWM) has published its transport plan to cover the period of the Commonwealth Games taking place from 27 July to 7 August when 6500 athletes from 72 nations and territories will arrive in Birmingham.

“There will be routes and locations with heavier demand than usual and our plan for managing these pressures and keeping the region moving will be critical to the success of the Games,” TWM said.

The Games Transport Plan looks to ensure all those involved in competing, watching, administering and reporting on events are transported in a safe, reliable and efficient manner whilst seeking to minimise impacts on everyday journeys.

The organisers will put measures in place such as city centre bus shuttles, park and ride services and a dedicated accessible bus system to accommodate the increased demand to ensure everyone can get to the venues on time.

The dedicated bus shuttle services will be free of charge to ticketed spectators. All additional buses on the network and those running as part of the shuttle service for park and ride will be low floor, accessible vehicles, with boarding ramps.

TWM is also working to ensure the region continues to operate normally so emergency services can respond swiftly to incidents, essential deliveries can still be made, health visitors and care workers can visit patients and local residents can still get to where they need to go.