01 June 2015
Hospital bus reaches new milestone
UH Bristol's free hospital bus celebrates its 25th
anniversary this month.
The service, which transports 12,000 people a month, is open to
patients, visitors and staff, providing access to all our city
Three buses operate simultaneously Monday to Friday on a
circular route with stops at locations including Bristol Temple
Meads railway station, Cabot Circus, Bristol Eye Hospital, Bristol
Royal Infirmary (BRI), Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre and
St Michael's Hospital.
With services approximately every 20 minutes, the first bus
leaves Bristol Temple Meads at 6.40am and the last one departs from
the BRI at 8.15pm. The service also stops at The Haymarket enabling
people to access the park and ride bus stop.
Stewart Cundy, UH Bristol's transport manager and green travel
coordinator, said: "The service has transported over one million
people since it began. Our drivers are friendly and our service has
become very popular.
"The service helps to provide better access to our hospitals,
saving people money and in many cases taking away the stress of
having to find a parking space. Over the years, our buses have
helped reduce carbon emissions and eased congestion in our busy
city centre by taking more cars off the road."
Hospitals' charity Above & Beyond contributes towards the
funding of the service. Above & Beyond chief executive Sarah
Talbot-Williams said: "We are so proud of our partnership with the
free hospital bus and have supported this highly valued service
since it began.
"We believe the service and its fantastic drivers help to take
away some of the anxiety that patients can feel when coming to
hospital. We also know that the free hospital buses can help to
ease the strain on families and friends visiting loved ones, by
taking them directly to the hospital's front door."
To download a free hospital bus timetable and for more
information on getting to our hospitals please visit
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