Motorists told to brace themselves for disruption as work on bus hub at Bournemouth Hospital enters final stage

TRAVEL HUB: Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Ian Kalra

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A PROJECT to build a new bus hub at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital will enter its final stage this week.

Bus passengers and motorists are being warned the final four-week phase will bring some disruption, as bus stops are temporarily relocated and new speed restrictions put in place.

But, once complete, the new hub will include new shelters, an improved waiting area and real time passenger information. There will also be a covered walkway linking the hub to the hospital entrance.

The final phase will begin today and will see the entrance and exit completed as well as resurfacing work.

The hospital bus stops will be temporarily moved to the bus lane on Castle Lane East and the speed limit will be restricted to 30mph between the Cooper Dean roundabout and Chaseside junction.

Ian Kalra, head of transportation services, said: “We are very excited to deliver the new bus hub in partnership with the bus operators and the hospital trust, so that we can provide an improved service to its current users, as well as encouraging new customers to use bus travel.

“Whilst every effort has been made to keep disruption to the minimum, these temporary changes may cause some delays at peak times.

“We would encourage all road users to take the works into consideration when planning your journey.”

Edwin Davies, of the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are pleased with the progress that has been made on the new bus hub and we are finalising plans for a covered walkway to the main hospital entrance, which we will complete in the New Year.

“We are keen to encourage the use of public transport and hope these improvements will make travel by bus more attractive and convenient for our staff, patients and visitors.”

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12:05pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Derf says...

What's the difference between a bus hub and a bus stop?
What's the difference between a bus hub and a bus stop? Derf
  • Score: 3

12:47pm Mon 6 Jan 14

djd says...

Derf wrote:
What's the difference between a bus hub and a bus stop?
Stop has four letters, hub has three.
[quote][p][bold]Derf[/bold] wrote: What's the difference between a bus hub and a bus stop?[/p][/quote]Stop has four letters, hub has three. djd
  • Score: 7

12:55pm Mon 6 Jan 14

muscliffman says...

Derf wrote:
What's the difference between a bus hub and a bus stop?
Absolutely nothing - where it matters,

But I suspect putting in a modest Bus Stop or two used to be personally determined and supervised by a responsible Town/Civic Hall's humbly titled Highways Officer. Whilst a modern day 'Bus Hub' will be the subject of a huge bureaucratic 'team' process probably to include outside/public consultancies and under the guidance of some local Council Official with a title along the lines of Executive Head of Directorate Services for Road Transport, Environment and Accessibility....
[quote][p][bold]Derf[/bold] wrote: What's the difference between a bus hub and a bus stop?[/p][/quote]Absolutely nothing - where it matters, But I suspect putting in a modest Bus Stop or two used to be personally determined and supervised by a responsible Town/Civic Hall's humbly titled Highways Officer. Whilst a modern day 'Bus Hub' will be the subject of a huge bureaucratic 'team' process probably to include outside/public consultancies and under the guidance of some local Council Official with a title along the lines of Executive Head of Directorate Services for Road Transport, Environment and Accessibility.... muscliffman
  • Score: 1

1:06pm Mon 6 Jan 14

The-Bleeding-Obvious says...

What's needed is a proper 'clover leaf junction' between cooper dean and the Blackwater junction that serves the hospital and castle point.
What's needed is a proper 'clover leaf junction' between cooper dean and the Blackwater junction that serves the hospital and castle point. The-Bleeding-Obvious
  • Score: 6

1:34pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Hessenford says...

djd wrote:
Derf wrote:
What's the difference between a bus hub and a bus stop?
Stop has four letters, hub has three.
That made me chuckle.
[quote][p][bold]djd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Derf[/bold] wrote: What's the difference between a bus hub and a bus stop?[/p][/quote]Stop has four letters, hub has three.[/p][/quote]That made me chuckle. Hessenford
  • Score: 8

1:46pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Townee says...

Perhaps what is also needed is a junction off the A338 that takes visitors into the back of the hospital, there by cutting traffic using the main entrance.
Mr Davis needs to get into the real world people don't want to use public transport if they have a car, who in their right mind wants to wait at a bus stop in the rain when they can get into a car outside their house. No contest.
The bus/taxi lane need to be done away with, this would also speed up the flow of traffic, you only have to watch the number of buses and taxi which use it, not many when it could be used by everyone. Our council will never do that because they want to stop car drivers going anywhere in this town.
Perhaps what is also needed is a junction off the A338 that takes visitors into the back of the hospital, there by cutting traffic using the main entrance. Mr Davis needs to get into the real world people don't want to use public transport if they have a car, who in their right mind wants to wait at a bus stop in the rain when they can get into a car outside their house. No contest. The bus/taxi lane need to be done away with, this would also speed up the flow of traffic, you only have to watch the number of buses and taxi which use it, not many when it could be used by everyone. Our council will never do that because they want to stop car drivers going anywhere in this town. Townee
  • Score: -5

2:47pm Mon 6 Jan 14

John T says...

Derf wrote:
What's the difference between a bus hub and a bus stop?
Motorists can't brace themselves for disruption at a bus stop!
[quote][p][bold]Derf[/bold] wrote: What's the difference between a bus hub and a bus stop?[/p][/quote]Motorists can't brace themselves for disruption at a bus stop! John T
  • Score: 3

3:03pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Imaximus says...

Wow you lot moan about everything.
Wow you lot moan about everything. Imaximus
  • Score: 2

4:52pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Hessenford says...

Townee wrote:
Perhaps what is also needed is a junction off the A338 that takes visitors into the back of the hospital, there by cutting traffic using the main entrance.
Mr Davis needs to get into the real world people don't want to use public transport if they have a car, who in their right mind wants to wait at a bus stop in the rain when they can get into a car outside their house. No contest.
The bus/taxi lane need to be done away with, this would also speed up the flow of traffic, you only have to watch the number of buses and taxi which use it, not many when it could be used by everyone. Our council will never do that because they want to stop car drivers going anywhere in this town.
Spot on.
[quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: Perhaps what is also needed is a junction off the A338 that takes visitors into the back of the hospital, there by cutting traffic using the main entrance. Mr Davis needs to get into the real world people don't want to use public transport if they have a car, who in their right mind wants to wait at a bus stop in the rain when they can get into a car outside their house. No contest. The bus/taxi lane need to be done away with, this would also speed up the flow of traffic, you only have to watch the number of buses and taxi which use it, not many when it could be used by everyone. Our council will never do that because they want to stop car drivers going anywhere in this town.[/p][/quote]Spot on. Hessenford
  • Score: -2

5:11pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Roginthesouth says...

Hessenford wrote:
Townee wrote:
Perhaps what is also needed is a junction off the A338 that takes visitors into the back of the hospital, there by cutting traffic using the main entrance.
Mr Davis needs to get into the real world people don't want to use public transport if they have a car, who in their right mind wants to wait at a bus stop in the rain when they can get into a car outside their house. No contest.
The bus/taxi lane need to be done away with, this would also speed up the flow of traffic, you only have to watch the number of buses and taxi which use it, not many when it could be used by everyone. Our council will never do that because they want to stop car drivers going anywhere in this town.
Spot on.
That might ease the problem for the hospital traffic, but I would be very interested to know what percentage of traffic in that area relates to the hospital, compared to the local businesses and offices.
I suspect hospital traffic is the smaller %.
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: Perhaps what is also needed is a junction off the A338 that takes visitors into the back of the hospital, there by cutting traffic using the main entrance. Mr Davis needs to get into the real world people don't want to use public transport if they have a car, who in their right mind wants to wait at a bus stop in the rain when they can get into a car outside their house. No contest. The bus/taxi lane need to be done away with, this would also speed up the flow of traffic, you only have to watch the number of buses and taxi which use it, not many when it could be used by everyone. Our council will never do that because they want to stop car drivers going anywhere in this town.[/p][/quote]Spot on.[/p][/quote]That might ease the problem for the hospital traffic, but I would be very interested to know what percentage of traffic in that area relates to the hospital, compared to the local businesses and offices. I suspect hospital traffic is the smaller %. Roginthesouth
  • Score: 4

5:26pm Mon 6 Jan 14

whataboutthat says...

John T wrote:
Derf wrote:
What's the difference between a bus hub and a bus stop?
Motorists can't brace themselves for disruption at a bus stop!
I'm braced (again) anyway.
[quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Derf[/bold] wrote: What's the difference between a bus hub and a bus stop?[/p][/quote]Motorists can't brace themselves for disruption at a bus stop![/p][/quote]I'm braced (again) anyway. whataboutthat
  • Score: 1

7:10pm Mon 6 Jan 14

ol'bag lady says...

Townee wrote:
Perhaps what is also needed is a junction off the A338 that takes visitors into the back of the hospital, there by cutting traffic using the main entrance.
Mr Davis needs to get into the real world people don't want to use public transport if they have a car, who in their right mind wants to wait at a bus stop in the rain when they can get into a car outside their house. No contest.
The bus/taxi lane need to be done away with, this would also speed up the flow of traffic, you only have to watch the number of buses and taxi which use it, not many when it could be used by everyone. Our council will never do that because they want to stop car drivers going anywhere in this town.
You speak for yourself! I and many others like to use public transport when it is more convenient. Some of us can be taken practically door to door by the services offered today by the Yellows and the other companies. The cost of parking sometimes is much heavier than a return journey. The views from the windows and the comfort of these new buses and to arrive at your destination safely without having to turn the wheel yourself is a treat I look forward too. All that against the manic drivers out there - I know what I would choose - every time if I could.
[quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: Perhaps what is also needed is a junction off the A338 that takes visitors into the back of the hospital, there by cutting traffic using the main entrance. Mr Davis needs to get into the real world people don't want to use public transport if they have a car, who in their right mind wants to wait at a bus stop in the rain when they can get into a car outside their house. No contest. The bus/taxi lane need to be done away with, this would also speed up the flow of traffic, you only have to watch the number of buses and taxi which use it, not many when it could be used by everyone. Our council will never do that because they want to stop car drivers going anywhere in this town.[/p][/quote]You speak for yourself! I and many others like to use public transport when it is more convenient. Some of us can be taken practically door to door by the services offered today by the Yellows and the other companies. The cost of parking sometimes is much heavier than a return journey. The views from the windows and the comfort of these new buses and to arrive at your destination safely without having to turn the wheel yourself is a treat I look forward too. All that against the manic drivers out there - I know what I would choose - every time if I could. ol'bag lady
  • Score: 3

8:49pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Turtlebay says...

Roadworks, roadworks, roadworks, roadworks, and more roadworks.

Is there any chance that all the roadworks will one day cease and we will be able to actually DRIVE on our roads!
Roadworks, roadworks, roadworks, roadworks, and more roadworks. Is there any chance that all the roadworks will one day cease and we will be able to actually DRIVE on our roads! Turtlebay
  • Score: 1

9:41pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Hessenford says...

Roginthesouth wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
Townee wrote:
Perhaps what is also needed is a junction off the A338 that takes visitors into the back of the hospital, there by cutting traffic using the main entrance.
Mr Davis needs to get into the real world people don't want to use public transport if they have a car, who in their right mind wants to wait at a bus stop in the rain when they can get into a car outside their house. No contest.
The bus/taxi lane need to be done away with, this would also speed up the flow of traffic, you only have to watch the number of buses and taxi which use it, not many when it could be used by everyone. Our council will never do that because they want to stop car drivers going anywhere in this town.
Spot on.
That might ease the problem for the hospital traffic, but I would be very interested to know what percentage of traffic in that area relates to the hospital, compared to the local businesses and offices.
I suspect hospital traffic is the smaller %.
I know a couple of people who work at the hospital and you suspect wrong.
[quote][p][bold]Roginthesouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: Perhaps what is also needed is a junction off the A338 that takes visitors into the back of the hospital, there by cutting traffic using the main entrance. Mr Davis needs to get into the real world people don't want to use public transport if they have a car, who in their right mind wants to wait at a bus stop in the rain when they can get into a car outside their house. No contest. The bus/taxi lane need to be done away with, this would also speed up the flow of traffic, you only have to watch the number of buses and taxi which use it, not many when it could be used by everyone. Our council will never do that because they want to stop car drivers going anywhere in this town.[/p][/quote]Spot on.[/p][/quote]That might ease the problem for the hospital traffic, but I would be very interested to know what percentage of traffic in that area relates to the hospital, compared to the local businesses and offices. I suspect hospital traffic is the smaller %.[/p][/quote]I know a couple of people who work at the hospital and you suspect wrong. Hessenford
  • Score: 1

8:11am Tue 7 Jan 14

djd says...

Hessenford wrote:
Roginthesouth wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
Townee wrote:
Perhaps what is also needed is a junction off the A338 that takes visitors into the back of the hospital, there by cutting traffic using the main entrance.
Mr Davis needs to get into the real world people don't want to use public transport if they have a car, who in their right mind wants to wait at a bus stop in the rain when they can get into a car outside their house. No contest.
The bus/taxi lane need to be done away with, this would also speed up the flow of traffic, you only have to watch the number of buses and taxi which use it, not many when it could be used by everyone. Our council will never do that because they want to stop car drivers going anywhere in this town.
Spot on.
That might ease the problem for the hospital traffic, but I would be very interested to know what percentage of traffic in that area relates to the hospital, compared to the local businesses and offices.
I suspect hospital traffic is the smaller %.
I know a couple of people who work at the hospital and you suspect wrong.
You have only to look at the queues in the hospital lane from the Cooper Dean every day to realise how much traffic for the hospital does use that part of the road. If there was a direct entrance off the A338 it would alleviate a huge percentage of those vehicles.
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Roginthesouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: Perhaps what is also needed is a junction off the A338 that takes visitors into the back of the hospital, there by cutting traffic using the main entrance. Mr Davis needs to get into the real world people don't want to use public transport if they have a car, who in their right mind wants to wait at a bus stop in the rain when they can get into a car outside their house. No contest. The bus/taxi lane need to be done away with, this would also speed up the flow of traffic, you only have to watch the number of buses and taxi which use it, not many when it could be used by everyone. Our council will never do that because they want to stop car drivers going anywhere in this town.[/p][/quote]Spot on.[/p][/quote]That might ease the problem for the hospital traffic, but I would be very interested to know what percentage of traffic in that area relates to the hospital, compared to the local businesses and offices. I suspect hospital traffic is the smaller %.[/p][/quote]I know a couple of people who work at the hospital and you suspect wrong.[/p][/quote]You have only to look at the queues in the hospital lane from the Cooper Dean every day to realise how much traffic for the hospital does use that part of the road. If there was a direct entrance off the A338 it would alleviate a huge percentage of those vehicles. djd
  • Score: 3

8:11am Tue 7 Jan 14

djd says...

Hessenford wrote:
Roginthesouth wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
Townee wrote:
Perhaps what is also needed is a junction off the A338 that takes visitors into the back of the hospital, there by cutting traffic using the main entrance.
Mr Davis needs to get into the real world people don't want to use public transport if they have a car, who in their right mind wants to wait at a bus stop in the rain when they can get into a car outside their house. No contest.
The bus/taxi lane need to be done away with, this would also speed up the flow of traffic, you only have to watch the number of buses and taxi which use it, not many when it could be used by everyone. Our council will never do that because they want to stop car drivers going anywhere in this town.
Spot on.
That might ease the problem for the hospital traffic, but I would be very interested to know what percentage of traffic in that area relates to the hospital, compared to the local businesses and offices.
I suspect hospital traffic is the smaller %.
I know a couple of people who work at the hospital and you suspect wrong.
You have only to look at the queues in the hospital lane from the Cooper Dean every day to realise how much traffic for the hospital does use that part of the road. If there was a direct entrance off the A338 it would alleviate a huge percentage of those vehicles.
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Roginthesouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: Perhaps what is also needed is a junction off the A338 that takes visitors into the back of the hospital, there by cutting traffic using the main entrance. Mr Davis needs to get into the real world people don't want to use public transport if they have a car, who in their right mind wants to wait at a bus stop in the rain when they can get into a car outside their house. No contest. The bus/taxi lane need to be done away with, this would also speed up the flow of traffic, you only have to watch the number of buses and taxi which use it, not many when it could be used by everyone. Our council will never do that because they want to stop car drivers going anywhere in this town.[/p][/quote]Spot on.[/p][/quote]That might ease the problem for the hospital traffic, but I would be very interested to know what percentage of traffic in that area relates to the hospital, compared to the local businesses and offices. I suspect hospital traffic is the smaller %.[/p][/quote]I know a couple of people who work at the hospital and you suspect wrong.[/p][/quote]You have only to look at the queues in the hospital lane from the Cooper Dean every day to realise how much traffic for the hospital does use that part of the road. If there was a direct entrance off the A338 it would alleviate a huge percentage of those vehicles. djd
  • Score: 2

1:07pm Tue 7 Jan 14

fedupwithjobsworths says...

Derf wrote:
What's the difference between a bus hub and a bus stop?
About £700,000 apparently
[quote][p][bold]Derf[/bold] wrote: What's the difference between a bus hub and a bus stop?[/p][/quote]About £700,000 apparently fedupwithjobsworths
  • Score: 0

11:14pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Yellow more says...

This is good as the council isn't talking rubbish (unlike Gervis Place) and this is a good idea. You don't have to use the buses if you don't want to and just use the car. But it will only be a success if the council stops cutting bus services
This is good as the council isn't talking rubbish (unlike Gervis Place) and this is a good idea. You don't have to use the buses if you don't want to and just use the car. But it will only be a success if the council stops cutting bus services Yellow more
  • Score: 0

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