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Travel information for Sr Teresa’s funeral

Travel information for Teresa’s funeral

Parking St Germain’s, Egdbaston B16 9TD is on the corner of Portland Road and City Road, and the entrance is actually on City Road. The church is a redbrick building, standing in its own ground. There is some parking space on the grass in the church grounds, but please do not park on the gravel path from the road to the church. There is roadside parking on both City Road and Portland Road. Portland Road is preferable because less busy. There are no public car parks nearby.

Public Transport: It will be most economical to get a Day Saver Ticket costing £4. You need to have the exact money for your ticket when you board the bus.

Buses 127, 128 and 129 from Colmore Row in Birmingham City Centre go along City Road and will take you to the church. One of these runs every 10 minutes and the journey takes just under 20 minutes. The church will be on your left on the corner of Portland Road. Get off the bus at George Dixon School, which is just past the church.

From New Street Station Colmore Row is a short walk (about 500 yards and uphill). New Street Station is currently being redeveloped and is a building site, so precise directions are tricky – things change.

However from the temporary concourse/ticket barrier area turn left towards New Street. Turn left into New Street and right up Temple Street. At the top of Temple Street, cross over Temple Row and walk straight on across St Philip’s Cathedral precincts. Colmore Row runs along the cathedral precincts at the far side. On Colmore Row there are bus guides, maps and several bus stops. Snow Hill Station is very close by.

To avoid the walk turn right from the temporary concourse/ticket barrier area following signs for buses. Cross Queens Drive to reach bus stops outside the shops near Boots. Take bus no 82 (destination Bearwood) or 87 (destination Dudley, Oldbury). These buses also stop at Moor Street Station just before they get to this stop. One of these buses runs every 5 minutes. Get off at Birmingham Town Hall in Paradise Street – this is only 4 stops but takes 10 minutes because of the traffic. From one of the Town Hall bus stops pick up bus 127, 128 or 129 which will take you along City Road to the church (See above).

Alternatively you can stay on the 82 or 87 until you reach Summerfield Park in Dudley Road. This takes 20 minutes. At Summerfield Park walk to an adjacent bus stop on the same side of the road to get bus 11A and get off at George Dixon School which is just past St. Germain’s Church, on City Road. This is about 5 stops ( 7 minutes) from Summerfield Park, and these buses are timetabled to run every 10 minutes, but see below re possible delays.

Bus 11 – the outer circle 11A anticlockwise; 11C clockwise. This is a very long route bus route which takes two and a half hours to complete and can be subject to significant delays. But it would get you to St. Germain’s Church from various points around the edge of Birmingham, so might be useful for some.

The 11 bus route:

11 C clockwise: Perry Barr – Erdington – Acocks Green – Kings Heath – Cotteridge – Bearwood – Perry Barr via Witton, Fox & Goose, Stechford, Yardley, Hall Green, Selly Oak, Harborne, Winson Green and Handsworth

11A anticlockwise: Perry Barr – Bearwood – Cotteridge – Kings Heath – Acocks Green – Erdington – Perry Barr via Handsworth, Winson Green, Harborne, Selly Oak, Hall Green, Yardley, Stechford, Fox & Goose and Witton

See http://nxbus.co.uk/routes/west-midlands/B011A/?timetable[day]=& for timetables etc.