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GO FAST & DIRECT X76 from Birmingham City Centre to Drayton Manor Park

04/23/14

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In addition to the popular service 110 running between Birmingham, Erdington, Sutton Coldfield and Tamworth which calls at the side entrance to Drayton Manor Park – Arriva Midlands has listened to feedback from its customers and will be introducing X76 FAST & DIRECT from Birmingham City Centre to Drayton Manor Park’s Main Gate.

X76 will run each Sunday from 11 May through to 14 September 2014 plus May Day Monday 5 May 2014, Spring Bank Holiday 26 May 2014 and Late Summer Bank Holiday 25 August 2014.

Summer Sunday buses will leave Birmingham, Smallbrook Queensway (NS1) at: 0850, 1000, 1110.

Summer Sunday buses will leave Birmingham, Moor Street Queensway (MS4) at: 0852, 1002, 1112.

Summer Sunday Buses Return from Drayton Manor Main Gate at: 1630, 1740.

Bank Holiday Monday buses will leave Birmingham, Smallbrook Queensway (NS1 ) at: 0850, 0930, 1000, 1040, 1105.

Bank Holiday Monday buses will leave Birmingham, Moor Street Queensway (MS4 ) at: 0853, 0933, 1003, 1043, 1108.

Bank Holiday Monday Buses Return from Drayton Manor Main Gate at: 1630, 1700, 1740, 1805, 1845, 1910.

Everyone’s favourite theme park, packed with a host of great rides and attractions set in 280 acres of lakes and parkland. Drayton Manor features some of the biggest, wettest and scariest rides around! Apocalypse is the world’s first stand up tower drop. Shockwave is Europe’s only stand up rollercoaster. Stormforce 10 is ‘the best water ride in the country’ (Daily Express). Maelstrom is the only gyro swing to make you face outwards! Pandemonium turns your world upside down!

And the incredible G-Force is a rollercoaster ride like you’ve never had before! This £3 million ride takes terrified thrillseekers through a series of high banked twists and turns at speeds of up to 70 kph at 4.3 Gs, whilst hanging by the hip!

There’s also a host of fantastic family entertainment with Excalibur – a Dragon’s Tale, the Pirate Adventure, Drayton Manor’s live theatres - and the Drunken Barrels is fantastic new fun for all the family! Thomas Land is packed with rides just for younger children.

Drayton Manor Zoo is home to over a hundred species from throughout the world – plus Dinosaurland, museums, shops, cafes, bars and restaurants – and much more! It’s a fantastic fun-filled day for everyone!

Thomas Land – For the first time in Europe, Thomas and Friends will have their very own home at Drayton Manor Park!

Keith Myatt, regional marketing and communications manager said: “We’ve listened to feedback from our customers who have requested direct buses between Birmingham city centre and Drayton Manor Park and are pleased to introduce X76 – running each Sunday from 11 May through to 14 September 2014 inclusive along with direct buses on each of the bank holiday Mondays from May 5 through to 25 August 2014.”

“Arriva Midlands popular service 110 (Birmingham – Erdington – Sutton Coldfield - Tamworth) continues to provide buses up to every 15 minutes daytime Monday to Saturday, every 30 minutes daytime Sunday and every 60 minutes each evening.”

“Buy your entrance tickets to Drayton Manor from your driver and save £££’s on gate prices:

  • Age 4+ years £25
  • Age 2-3 years £6
  • Aged under 2 FREE but must have a ticket!

“Customers wishing to find out more information can call our customer service team on 0344 800 44 11.”

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