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West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre

West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre is well connected by public transport, there are four services operating within 400m of the site. The 11A and 11C operate very frequently and also have good early morning and late bus services.

The 11A, 11C and the 84 run along Oak Tree Lane which is located directly outside the main entrance of the site. All services are operated by National Express West Midlands. Full details of bus services can be found in Table 4 below.


Service

Route

Daytime Frequency

Evening Frequency

First/Last Services

11A

Outer Circle (Anticlockwise) – Perry Barr – Bearwood – Cotteridge – Kings Heath – Acocks Green – Erdington – Perry Barr

Approx. every 10 mins

Approx. every 20 mins

05:41 (Selly Oak)

23:31 (Selly Oak)

11C

Outer Circle (Clockwise) – Perry Barr – Erdington – Acocks Green – Kings Heath – Cotteridge – Bearwood – Perry Barr

Approx. every 10 mins

Approx. every 20 mins

04:24 (Selly Oak)

23:56 (Selly Oak)

38

Erdington to Castle Vale via The Fort

Approx. every 30 mins

No evening service

10:03 (Erdington)

16:05 (Erdington)

84

QE Hospital / Birmingham University – Selly Oak – Cotteridge (Kings Norton Rail Station) – Hawkesley

Approx. every 60 mins

Approx. every 60 mins

06:45 (Selly Oak)

19:02 (Selly Oak)


The closest train station to the site is Selly Oak, located approximately 900m from the site. Selly Oak station is operated by London Midland, full details of services can be found in Table 5 below.

Table 1.    West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre Bus Services

Table 2.     Selly Oak train services

Service

Route

Daytime Frequency

Evening Frequency

Redditch

Bournville, Kings Norton, Northfield, Longbridge, Barnt Green, Alvechurch

3 trains per hour

2 trains per hour

Four Oaks

University, Five Ways, Birmingham New Street, Duddeston, Aston, Gravelly Hill, Erdington, Chester Road, Wylde Green, Sutton Coldfield

3 trains per hour

2 trains per hour

Longbridge

Bournville, Kings Norton, Northfield

3 trains per hour

2 trains per hour

Lichfield Trent Valley

University, Five Ways, Birmingham New Street, Aston, Gravelly Hill, Erdington, Chester Road, Wylde Green, Sutton Coldfield, Four Oaks, Butlers Lane, Blake Street, Shenstone, Lichfield City

2 trains per hour

2 trains per hour

While 900m from Selly Oak station to WMRC may be an unacceptable walking distance for some, the route is well lit, paved and offers safe crossing points. Walking to and from the station could therefore be a feasible travel mode for some staff and visitors.

There are 11 cycle parking spaces available, six of which are sheltered and five of which are wheel stands.

A local on-road cycle route exists along the A38. A convenient off-road route also exists along the Worcester and Birmingham Canal which is located approximately 500m behind the site. Access to and from the canal can be achieved at “The Dingle” road which connects to the B384 near Selly Oak train station. However at present there are no clear signs to promote the access point.