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NHS Travel

As we approach the relative easing of lockdown and as things start to return to a ‘new normal’, the NHS shuttle service will be ending on Sunday 11 April.

From 12 April we will have most of our bus, trains and trams back to normal to help get you to and from your place of work, as well as supporting the opening of non-essential retail; keeping everyone safe with extra cleaning as well as maintaining social distancing.

The vehicles used for the shuttles will go back to providing additional capacity for Ring and Ride services across the West Midlands for those passengers who are unable to use conventional public transport as the numbers using this service increase.

We would like to thank all our keyworkers who have been working hard to keep us safe in the pandemic.

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Free shuttle services from park and ride sites 

Free shuttle services will operate from some of the regions park and ride sites, metro stops and rail stations until Sunday 11 April.

  • To ensure social distancing each shuttle will carry a maximum of 3 passengers.
  • Shuttles will move between the pickup point and the NHS site regularly during stated operating hours. 
  • Pick up and drop off locations will be the same in both directions
  • These shuttle services will complement the existing public transport network. Use rail or Metro services to connect you to other pick up points.
  • Public transport and Timetable information available here.
  • Depending on demand we may increase or decrease service levels.
  • Services are only available for hospital workers and are not for the general public's use. Please carry a hospital or contractor pass as they may be requested.
  • Free parking is available at all other Transport for West Midlands managed Park and Ride sites
  • Why not cycle to the nearest station and park your bike at one of our cycle storage hubs? Find other ways of how you can stay active while practising social distancing here.
  • These services remain free of charge, although if you are connecting from a tram or train service you will now need to pay the fare for your journey.

Below we have listed each site to which we will provide shuttle services:

Good Hope Hospital, Sutton Coldfield

Free Parking Location: Sutton Coldfield Park and Ride, B73 6AD

Operating: From Thursday 21 January due to staffing shortages the NHS shuttle service to Good Hope will ONLY operate at the following times Mon-Fri;

• 07:00 to 10:00
• 16:00 to 20:00

Outside of these times passengers should use Local Bus services from Rectory Road. We sincerely apologise for these changes that need to be made.

For further help re-planning your journey using public transport you can use the journey planner;
journeyplanner.networkwestmidlands.com/

Pick Up/Drop Off – Sutton Coldfield:  Station Entrance 

Drop Off/Pick Up – Good Hope: Bus stop on Rectory Rd.

Click here to view a guide to travel to/from the hospital on public transport

Manor Hospital, Walsall

Free Parking Location: Wednesbury Parkway Park and Ride, WS10 7DD

Operating: Shuttle Service 7am – 10pm, Monday to Saturday.

Pick Up/Drop Off – Wednesbury Parkway: Leabrook Road North, Outside Station Entrance.

Drop Off/Pick Up – Walsall Manor: Bus stop on hospital grounds.

Click here to view a guide to travel to/from the hospital on public transport

New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton

Pick up locations: Wolverhampton St Georges Metro Stop and Wolverhampton Rail Station

Operating: Shuttle Service 7am – 10pm, Monday to Saturday.

Pick Up/Drop Off - St Georges Metro Stop: Bus stop AJ, next to stop.

Pick Up/Drop Off - Wolverhampton Rail Station: Communal area at Cornhill.

Drop Off/Pick Up – New Cross Hospital: Patient Visitor Car Park 2.

Click here to view a guide to travel to/from the hospital on public transport

Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley

Free Parking Location: Stourbridge Junction Park and Ride, DY9 0YQ

Operating: Shuttle Service 7am – 10pm, Monday to Saturday.

Pick Up/Drop Off - Stourbridge Junction: Station Forecourt.

Drop Off/Pick Up - Russells Hall: Near bus stop RA on hospital grounds.

Click here to view a guide to travel to/from the hospital on public transport

Birmingham Heartlands Hospital / Sandwell Hospital / Solihull Hospital / University Hospital Coventry / NHS Nightingale Hospital
While we would love to provide this service to all major hospitals, however, we do have limited resources and drivers. The key hospitals not served still have excellent public transport links in operation so we have designed the shuttle service to meet the needs of those that have capacity issues or where there is a reduction in service.

The following hospitals are not served by free shuttles but we have provided the detail of the public transport operating.

Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham

Click here to view a guide to travel to/from the hospital on public transport

 

Sandwell Hospital

 

Solihull Hospital

Click here to view a guide to travel to/from the hospital on public transport

 

University Hospital, Coventry

 

NHS Nightingale Hospital

The NHS Nightingale Hospital at the National Exhibition Centre is serviced by both bus and train.

By Bus

National Express West Midlands bus route X1 which runs between Birmingham City Centre and Coventry City Centre via Birmingham International station/airport.

National Express West Midlands bus route X12 which runs between Birmingham City Centre and Solihull via Birmingham International station/airport.

By Train

The nearest station is Birmingham International which is a short walk from the NEC complex.

NEC shuttle buses

When operational will run from Birmingham International bus station to the NEC Complex.

For more detailed journey planning information please use our Journey Planner and search for 'NEC'.

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