Transport interchange to improve access to the site
A new bus hub is being built at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital in an effort to improve access to the site by public transport.
Delivered in partnership with the two major local bus operators and the local authority, the facility will be built on the existing space allocated to bus lanes and on neighbouring land.
Once complete it will include new shelters, an improved waiting area, and a ‘real time’ passenger information system. There will also be a covered walkway from the hub to the hospital entrance.
Councillor Michael Filer, cabinet member for transport at Bournemouth Borough Council, said: “The new bus hub at Royal Bournemouth Hospital is a very exciting scheme.
“As the population grows, there will be more people, more jobs and more commuters on the road network. This is about preparing for the future by providing people with easier, safer and more attractive travel options while reducing congestion on our road network.”
Edwin Davies, associate director of estates and capital development at the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, added: “We are pleased to be working with the council and bus companies to develop the new bus hub.
“We acknowledge that parking can be a problem for some visitors and are keen to encourage the use of public transport by our staff, patients and visitors. Improvements such as the sheltered walkway to the hospital entrance will make it a more convenient and pleasurable experience for bus users.”