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Free shuttle bus service to run between Worcestershire hospitals

The bus will travel between the Alexandra and Worcestershire Royal Hospital. Credit: PA Images

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust is launching a free weekday shuttle bus service between the Alexandra and Worcestershire Royal Hospitals.

The hourly ‘Hospital Hopper’ service will give patients, visitors and staff a way to travel between the two hospital sites.

On the launch day, Wednesday 1 February 2017, the first buses will leave each site at 1.30pm.

I am of course delighted that the Hospital Hopper has now become a reality after being proposed at the public meeting that I held last September.

– Karen Lumley, MP for Redditch

Improving public transport between the Alexandra and Worcestershire Royal Hospital has been a matter of debate for several years.

The pilot service is being introduced after a public meeting was called by Redditch MP Karen Lumley and will run until Friday 21 April.

Support and demand for the service will be continually evaluated and a decision made as to how it will continue it at the end of the pilot period.