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Revised Stagecoach timetable serving new hospital in Aviemore is welcomed

By Gavin Musgrove

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Kenny Rodgers outside the entrance of the new hospital.
Kenny Rodgers outside the entrance of the new hospital.

Health chiefs and Highland Council have welcomed a new public transport bus timetable serving the new Badenoch and Strathspey Community Hospital.

Working alongside the current contractor Stagecoach, the council’s transport co-ordination unit has introduced a new network of bus routes and times across the strath that will connect with the new hospital at Dalfaber in Aviemore.

Highland Council convener Bill Lobbanm, who is also chair of the Badenoch and Strathspey Access Group, said: “We have worked hard with our partners and organisations in the area to ensure that the public bus routes interconnect with the new hospital developed by NHS Highland in Aviemore.

"It’s important, that people know how and where to find out about the new bus routes and times so that they can take full advantage of the service that will be available from next week.

"We will continue to work closely with the Badenoch and Strathspey Community Transport Company to fill in the inevitable gaps in provision.”

Kenny Rodgers, NHS Highland’s project director for the Badenoch and Strathspey service redesign, commented: “We are delighted to see this joined-up approach to patient and visitor access to the new Badenoch and Strathspey Community Hospital in Aviemore come to conclusion.

"In collaboration with the Badenoch and Strathspey Community Transport Group, we designed the 'hub at the hospital' concept in that the hospital waiting area is the bus shelter, which is warm and sheltered for people, has access to refreshments, has live bus time screens in the waiting area and good sight lines to the main entrance from specified seats for awaiting transport."

The new Stagecoach timetable will start from this Monday.

TIMETABLE LINK: New hospital is included in revised Stagecoach bus timetable

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