The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is being hailed as the public transport Games with more spectators than ever before expected to use public transport.

To support this aspiration, there will be more public transport options available across the region than ever before.

In Warwick and Leamington, the following will be available on the day of the road races on Sunday 7 August.

Bus services

Service 1 (Whitnash - Leamington - Percy Estate - Woodloes - Warwick Bus Station)

This service will be diverted from the top of Leamington Parade via Kenilworth Road, A452, A46, Coventry Road Warwick, Guy’s Cross Park Road, Miller’s Road (for Warwick Hospital), Cape Road, Wedgenock Lane, Deansway, Woodloes Avenue South, Primrose Hill, Coventry Road, A46, A452 Kenilworth Road back to the top of Leamington Parade and thence to Whitnash. Milverton (Rugby Road) and Percy Estate (Spinney Hill) will not be served on this day, and the closest stop to central Warwick will be Millers Road by Cape Road.

Services X17, X18 and 15 (Coventry - Leamington - Warwick Hospital - Warwick - Stratford)

These services will be diverted from Old Warwick Road, Leamington via Europa Way, A452, M40 to Longbridge Island then via Stratford Road, Tapping Way, Chase Meadow ('The Unicorn’) , Hardwick Field Lane, Edgehill Drive, Stratford Longbridge Island thence to Stratford via Wellesbourne or direct. Return reverse roue, except through Chase Meadow via Tapping Way, Hardwick Hall Lane and Edgehill Drive. Warwick Hospital will be specially served only be Route 1 (above) on this day, and the closest stop to central Warwick will be Chase Meadow (‘The Unicorn’).

Traffic permitting, services to Warwick Gates, Sydenham, Stud Farm, Cubbington, Rugby, Southam and the University of Warwick will operate normal Sunday schedules.

Rail services - Chiltern Railways

Chiltern Railways alongside the region’s rail providers have been working extensively to ensure that the railway network is ready to play its part in supporting a successful Games.

The following actions have been taken by Chiltern Railways:

Timetables

  • Doubling the number of London to Birmingham services on weekends, to two trains per hour in each direction.
  • On weekdays, adding some more services to also provide for two trains per hour throughout the entire day.
  • On Sundays, adding additional early services, to support spectators getting to Leamington for the Bowls or Warwick for the Cycle Road Race

Stations

Working with Network Rail and the Friends of the Shakespeare Line to undertake a full deep clean of Birmingham Moor Street and a major clean-up of Warwick station so that they are looking at their very best and new public artwork is being installed at both stations ahead of the Games.

Leamington Spa station has benefitted from huge improvements to its forecourt area and all relevant stations on the network also have Commonwealth Games dressing going up to promote the Games.

Ticketing

The major rail operators will be providing free travel for event ticket holders on the day of their event within the network area (expanded on appropriate days to also include Leamington/Warwick).

Chiltern Railways - Commonwealth Games 2022 travel information