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Infirmary bus terminus on the move

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The bus terminus at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh will relocate this Monday (April 21).

This is a vital part of the works to prepare the site for the new Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neurosciences, which is due to begin construction on car park B later this year.

The new stops will be located opposite the east entrance.

The current bus route, which runs past the A&E department, will close and the main bus entrance to the site will be from Little France Drive.

Access to the new bus terminus from within the hospital will be from the exit opposite the main mall reception desk and lifts.

Lothian Buses Service 33 and 49, which travel to and from Midlothian, call into the hospital en route.

Brian Currie, Project Director, Re-provision of the Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neuroscience, NHS Lothian, said: “There are a number of development works ongoing at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh site and I’d like to thank patients and visitors for their co-operation and understanding while this important project progresses.

“Patient safety is our number one priority and, while we understand there may inevitably be a little upheaval, there will be many benefits in the longer term as we develop the current hospital and build a modern Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neurosciences on the site of Car Park B.”

Construction work is scheduled to start this autumn, with the hospital opening in the summer of 2017.

A map showing the location of the new terminus is available to view here

 

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