West Midlands bus route 8

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8
Overview
Operator National Express West Midlands
Vehicle Scania Omnilink
Route
Start Saltley or Bordesley Green
Via Birmingham Inner Ring Road
End Saltley or Bordesley Green
Length unknown[citation needed]

The Birmingham Inner Circle is a roughly circular bus route in Birmingham, England.[1] It follows the city's middle ring road with some small deviations on parts of the route.The service dates back to the days of Birmingham City Transport.

Present[edit]

Like the Outer Circle service 11, buses on the 8 travel both anti-clockwise (8A) and clockwise (8C).[2] The service is operated by National Express West Midlands with Mercedes-Benz O405N single deck buses, several of which are branded for the Inner Circle.[3]

In 2004, the Birmingham Repertory Theatre staged the musical "Ridin' The Number 8" by Laurie Hornsby and Euan Rose, in which a cast of 'Brummie' characters board an Inner Circle bus and reminisce about the people and places they encounter along the route.[4]

Route[edit]

(Anti -clockwise from Saltley Gate, Alum Rock. Opposite direction for clockwise)[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://jp.networkwestmidlands.com/centro/XSLT_SELTT_REQUEST?sessionID=0&requestID=0&language=en&anySigWhenPerfectNoOtherMatches=1&locationServerActive=1&stateless=1&locationInfoActive=1&coordListOutputFormat=string&coordOutputFormatTail=0&privateTransport=1&privateTransport=2&hideBannerInfo=1&convertStopsPTKernel2LocationServer=1&convertAddressesITKernel2LocationServer=1&convertCoord2LocationServer=1&convertCrossingsITKernel2LocationServer=1&convertPOIsITKernel2LocationServer=1&w_regPrefAl=6&coordOutputFormat=MRCV&mergeDir=1&deleteAllLines=1&selTTODVActice=1&selTTLineByNameActice=1&selTTAllOperators=1&mergeOpName=1&useAllStops=1&outputFormat=0&excludedMeans=checkbox&exclMOT_0=1&exclMOT_4=1&lineName=8a&type_seltt=any&typeInfo_seltt=invalid&useHouseNumberList_seltt=1&nameState_seltt=empty&nameInfo_seltt=invalid&itdLPxx_nameText_seltt=City%2C+Town%2C+Postcode%2C+Address%2C+Station%2C+Airport+or+Place+of+Interest&nameDefaultText_seltt=City%2C+Town%2C+Postcode%2C+Address%2C+Station%2C+Airport+or+Place+of+Interest&name_seltt=City%2C+Town%2C+Postcode%2C+Address%2C+Station%2C+Airport+or+Place+of+Interest&anyObjFilter_seltt=0&opName=
  2. ^ West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive, existence of both Birmingham circular routes 11 and 8.
  3. ^ National Express West Midlands, buses used on route 8 with route 8 branded on them worked from the Bordsley Depot
  4. ^ "Birmingham Rep Show Page". Archived from the original on 2004-06-19. 
  5. ^ http://jp.networkwestmidlands.com/centro/XSLT_SELTT_REQUEST?sessionID=0&requestID=0&language=en&anySigWhenPerfectNoOtherMatches=1&locationServerActive=1&stateless=1&locationInfoActive=1&coordListOutputFormat=string&coordOutputFormatTail=0&privateTransport=1&privateTransport=2&hideBannerInfo=1&convertStopsPTKernel2LocationServer=1&convertAddressesITKernel2LocationServer=1&convertCoord2LocationServer=1&convertCrossingsITKernel2LocationServer=1&convertPOIsITKernel2LocationServer=1&w_regPrefAl=6&coordOutputFormat=MRCV&mergeDir=1&deleteAllLines=1&selTTODVActice=1&selTTLineByNameActice=1&selTTAllOperators=1&mergeOpName=1&useAllStops=1&outputFormat=0&excludedMeans=checkbox&exclMOT_0=1&exclMOT_4=1&lineName=8a&type_seltt=any&typeInfo_seltt=invalid&useHouseNumberList_seltt=1&nameState_seltt=empty&nameInfo_seltt=invalid&itdLPxx_nameText_seltt=City%2C+Town%2C+Postcode%2C+Address%2C+Station%2C+Airport+or+Place+of+Interest&nameDefaultText_seltt=City%2C+Town%2C+Postcode%2C+Address%2C+Station%2C+Airport+or+Place+of+Interest&name_seltt=City%2C+Town%2C+Postcode%2C+Address%2C+Station%2C+Airport+or+Place+of+Interest&anyObjFilter_seltt=0&opName=

Further reading[edit]

M.Hanson, D. Harvey and P. Drake The Inner Circle - Birmingham's No. 8 Bus Route. Tempus 2002.

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