Many of our passengers currently experience significant delays due to buses serving stops located within the hospital main entrance.
These delays are caused by the mix of private cars, taxis and hospital patient transport vehicles that unpredictably park outside the main entrance. This means that our buses can take more than 10 minutes to complete what should be a 1 minute turn around. This results in bus routes having to be adjusted as they cannot operate to their full timetable, and consequently our customers lose out.
From Sunday 22nd July 2018, we will be running more buses to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital than ever before. We will have more new and direct routes, allowing us to serve more people in the south and south west area of Birmingham, and want to ensure these services do not suffer due to issues that are beyond our control.
Routes that will serve the main hospital entrance include: 1A / 48 / 76 / 244.
Routes that will serve stops close to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, located by University Train Station include: 48 / X20 / X21 / X22. This will be the main bus stop for services to / from Birmingham city centre, with buses running up to every 5 minutes.
Route 27 will serve stops close by, located on Metchley Lane.