Leicester hospital bus links to park and ride service

A bus linking Leicester's hospitals to the park and ride service has been set up just days after another was axed.

Earlier in July, the county council said the Leicester Royal Infirmary (LRI) would no longer be a stop from the Enderby site as demand was too low.

Some users said this would force hospital visitors to use cars.

Now the NHS Trust has said its existing service between the LRI and Glenfield will stop at St Nicholas Place, the nearest park and ride halt.

The county council said the service to the LRI was part of a route which had been underused.

They added that in tough financial times they had to look at ways of saving money on the service, which last year received more than £630,000 in subsidy from the city and county councils.

When travelling from Glenfield Hospital towards the LRI, the hopper bus will stop at St Nicholas Place. When travelling in the other direction, the bus will stop outside Jewry Wall Museum.

Ruth Ward, travel manager at Leicester's Hospitals, said: "We're really pleased to be able to provide this valuable link between our hospital buses and the city's park and ride passengers."

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