Welcome to the Bilberry Place, Bromsgrove Travel Plan Site. As your Travel Plan Coordinators we’re here to help you make the most of your area, by finding the best ways to travel to work as well as to local shops, restaurants and other facilities.
This page is designed for you! Think of it as your one stop shop for all the latest, up to date information regarding travel and your local area. On this page you can find information on:
- Local Shops
- Rail stations and timetables
- Bus stops and timetables
- Cycle routes
Much of the information is provided through direct links to other websites, this ensures that the information we provide is up to date.
What’s in your local area?
With Bromsgrove Town Centre situated just a five minute walk away from Bilberry Place, there are a wide variety of amenities and services available within walking distance of the site. The accessibility map highlights all your local amenities and services including various pubs and restaurants, several cafes and small eateries, a wide range of stores, ASDA Supermarket, Bromsgrove Library, Churchfields Surgery and Sanders Park.
Travelling by Bus
Your nearest bus stops are the Bromsgrove Bus Station stops located on Crown Close, a 3 minute walk (260m) from Bilberry Place. A summary of the most regular services provided from these stops is summarised below.
|Bus Service||Bus Stop||Operator||Route Summary||Weekday Frequency (approx.)|
|144||1||First Worcestershire||Birmingham –Bromsgrove –Worcester||Every 30 mins|
|147||2||Kevs Cars and Coaches||Bromsgrove-Halesowen||Every 2 hours|
|318||2||Kevs Cars and Coaches||Bromsgrove-Belbroughton-Stourbridge||Every 2 hours|
|52||2||Diamond Bus||Redditch-Kidderminster via Bromsgrove||Hourly|
|144(A)||4||First Worcestershire||Catshill-Bromsgrove-Droitwich-Worcester||Every 10 mins|
|99||5||Clearway of Catshill||Bromsgrove-Charford (Circular)||Every 20 mins|
To find out further information about these or any other bus services in your local area including online timetables and route maps, please visit: https://bustimes.org/localities/bromsgrove
Did you know? – You can now save money by pre-purchasing tickets for ‘First’ Bus services online or via the First Bus App. Simply buy the ticket in advance and validate it when you want to make the journey!
Concessionary Bus Pass – Worcestershire County Council offers eligible elderly and disabled people free travel on off peak local bus services anywhere in England. Off peak hours are between 9.30am and 11.00pm Monday to Friday and all day weekends and bank holidays. To apply, visit http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/info/20021/bus_travel or call 01905 763763.
Travelling by Rail
Located approximately 2km south-east of the site, Bromsgrove Rail Station is the closest railway station, accessible via a 30 min (approx.) walk or 11 minute cycle from Bilberry Place. The station can also be accessed via several of the bus services which depart regularly from Bromsgrove Bus Station.
To find out when the next service towards the Rail Station is available or to plan your route visit https://www.westmidlandsrailway.co.uk/stations/bromsgrove, and simply enter the postcode of Bilberry Place (B61 8DT) and the postcode of the destination you’re travelling to…for Bromsgrove Rail Station the postcode you need is B60 3GF.
Railcards – Did you know that Great Western Railway (GWR) offer a range of different annual railcards that could save you money on your next train tickets?
- Two Together – Why not pair up with a colleague and share the journey to work, allowing you to enjoy a 1/3 off rail fares. The card costs just £30 for the year and you could split the cost of the railcard between the two of you.
- Aged between 16 and 30? – By purchasing either the 16-25 railcard or the Millennial 26-30 Railcard for only £30 a year you could save up to a 1/3 of all rail fares across Britain.
- Senior Railcard (Over 60’s) – Not only can Passengers aged 60 save a 1/3 off both Standard and First Class tickets, but the Over 60’s railcard also gets you discounts on London attractions, dining offers at over 6,000 restaurants around the UK, and money off Warner Leisure Hotels.
- Disabled Persons Railcard – The Disabled Persons Railcard costs just £20 a year and gives 1/3 off all train travel. If you’re travelling with another adult, your Disabled Persons Railcard will give them 1/3 off their fare too.
To find out if you’re eligible and chose the right Railcard for you, visit www.railcard.co.uk.
For live updates and journey planner services in and out of Bromsgrove rail station visit National Rail Enquiries and click on arrivals or departures accordingly.
You can also create a pocket timetable, which will allow you to create a personalised timetable for up to three selected departures and/or arrivals. This can be downloaded as a PDF and printed from here.
Travelling with your bike? Taking your bike on board with you couldn’t be easier. Simply reserve a bike space when you book your tickets online, at your local staffed ticket office, or by calling 0345 7000 125. Folding bikes with a maximum 20-inch wheel can be carried as luggage without any restriction, but be sure to fold it before you board!
Travelling by Bike
Why not give cycling a go? Bilberry Place is accessible by bicycle from all parts of Bromsgrove with several traffic-free and on-road cycle routes within the close vicinity of the site. Recreation Road forms part of National Cycle Route 5 whilst National Route 46 can also be accessed via Market Road.
Trike Bikes in Sanders Park
Trike Bikes in Sanders Park are a great way for less mobile people to get active.
The initiative provides specialist trike bikes to hire, designed especially for those with more limited mobility. The trikes are available to hire in the park at weekends between May and September for just £3 per person for an hour.
To book a timeslot call Sanders Park on 01527 876557.
Aimed at saving its members money and reducing traffic and parking problems, the Worcestershire Liftshare scheme provides an excellent alternative to single occupancy car travel without having to get the bus/train. It’s also a great way to make new friends whilst at the same time benefitting the environment.
The scheme allows users to find suitable travelling companions for frequent journeys. The average commuter who shares a car could save over £1,000 a year.
For more information or to find out how much you could save, visit: https://liftshare.com/uk/community/worcestershire.
joinmyjourney – joinmyjourney is a free to use journey and car sharing portal for participation organisations. If your workplace is not using joinmyjourney and would like to, register your interest here: https://joinmyjourney.org/.
Local Travel News
This section is intended to keep you moving. Links below direct you to travel updates in your local area.
AA Traffic News – For live information on traffic and travel incidents. If you see the traffic is bad, why not hop on the bus or grab your bike. You could beat the traffic, help congestion and lower pollution!
LiftShare– Thinking about car sharing? This website page allows you find others traveling to Crosspoint Distribution Centre from your local area! So why not check it out and save money on transport?
National Rail Enquiries – For up to date information on your journey and to search for engineering works on rail routes.
Bromsgrove Advertiser – For up-to-the-minute traffic and travel updates in your local area.
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