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Improved hospital bus links for Barking and Dagenham patients

PUBLISHED: 11:29 06 July 2017 | UPDATED: 11:29 06 July 2017

Bus links from Barking to Queen's Hospital will be improved

Bus links from Barking to Queen's Hospital will be improved

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Patients in Barking and Dagenham are set to benefit from improved hospital bus links under plans unveiled by the Mayor of London.

The route 5, which runs to Romford, will be amended to serve Queen’s Hospital, while direct links will be created between Becontree and King George Hospital in Goodmayes.

The announcement is part of a series of proposals to improve bus services to hospitals across London.

Transport for London figures show that 4,700 people board the bus at Newham University Hospital each day – the most of any hospital in London.

Sadiq Khan said: “Our bus services are lifelines to the tens of thousands of patients, staff and visitors who use them every single day to get to London’s hospitals.

“We’re now working closely with hospitals and councils to deliver these improvements as soon as we possibly can.”

The specific nature of the changes will be announced in due course.


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