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Service X93: Service History


Service X93

Service X93 running between Birmingham, Kidderminster and Worcester was first introduced by Midland Red Omnibus Company Limited (MROC) as part of their “Wendaway” Viable Network Project (VNP) on Saturday 5th November 1977. The service ran ever hour during the daytime, inter-worked with Service X92 to give a 30-minute frequency on the Birmingham to Kidderminster section of the route.

Service X93 (1981–2002)

Operated by Midland Red (West) Limited

Midland Red (West) Limited started trading on Sunday 6th September 1981 and Service X93 was one of the services inherited from Midland Red Omnibus Company Limited (MROC), which had ceased trading at the end of operations on the previous day.

From the late 1980s Service X94 was extended past Kidderminster to Hartlebury, Ombersley, Hallow and Worcester, running as a variation to Service X93.

By August 1992, all Service X94 and many Service X93 journeys had been withdrawn and the few that remained had been cut back to only run between Birmingham and Kidderminster, with certain journeys continuing to The Walshes. The primary route between Birmingham and Kidderminster was Service 192 which called at all stops and ran over a similar route to Service X93 but additionally served Quinton and Hagley Village. From Kidderminster, Service 192 continued to Bewdley, Ludlow and Hereford, so journeys that replace Service X93 to Stourport and The Walshes ran as Service 193.

Service X93 struggled on with only one or two journeys each day for many years. Towards the end of the 1990s a few more journeys were added to give a more regular service, but this was short-lived and the service was withdrawn on Sunday 1st September 2002.


Timetable Archive

February1987Birmingham ↔ Kidderminster ↔ Stourport ↔ Worcester
August1992Birmingham ↔ Kidderminster ↔ Stourport ↔ The Walshes
October1994Birmingham ↔ Kidderminster ↔ Stourport ↔ The Walshes
June1999Birmingham ↔ Kidderminster ↔ Stourport ↔ The Walshes