BROMSGROVE bus users are being given the opportunity to travel for free on a new service as part of an attempt to prove it is not just for students.

In September the new 39b service - which travels between Bromsgrove and Bournville College in Longbridge - was launched.

The service is operated by West Midlands Special Needs Transport (WMSNT).

Des Rogers, WMSNT’s operation manager, said after the Advertiser first revealed details of the service, the bus provider received a lot of interest.

However Mr Rogers said the service had so far been only a moderate success explaining bus users have not been using the service, wrongly believing the bus is only for students.

Although the bus is partly funded by Bournville College, which is aiming to help provide transport for college students living outside of Bournville, the service is a registered bus route and is open to anyone.

As part of the drive to get non-college people involved, the bus is being made free to everyone, between Monday, October 29, and Friday, November 2.

The bus leaves Bromsgrove Bus Station at 8am, stopping in Catshill, Rednal, Barnt Green, Alvechurch and Hopwood, arriving at Longbridge at 8.43am.

It is a particularly useful service for people looking to use Barnt Green or Longbridge railway stations.

The service makes a return journey leaving Longbridge at 5.05pm, arriving in Bromsgrove at 5.48pm.

For more information call WMSNT on 0121 327 8128, or email