Park and ride/Medilink bus service

The award-winning, free Medilink service runs every 10 minutes between 7:40am and 6:00pm.

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The service links the two main hospital sites and the Wilkinson Street and Queen's Drive park and ride sites. There are additional stops at the junction of Nuthall Road and Crown Island.

Service times

Medilink buses run from Monday to Friday.

The Medilink bus runs every 10 minutes from 7:40am until 6:00pm.  Before 7:40am and after 6:00pm a Medilink service is available, at less frequent intervals.

For a full timetable of the Medilink service, see below.


QMC site

Medilink buses dropping off at QMC stop on the left side of the grassy knoll in front of main entrance (left side when facing the hospital).

Medilink buses picking up at QMC stop on the right side of the grassy knoll in front of main entrance (right side when facing the hospital).

Buses showing 'Park and Ride via QMC' go on to the Queen's Drive Park and Ride. Buses showing 'City Hospital via QMC' go on to City Hospital.

During the day, a shuttle bus operates to take patients and visitors around the QMC site perimeter.

QMC Shuttle

From 8am until 6pm the QMC shuttle will take passengers around the perimeter of the QMC site.  The QMC shuttle stops are:

  • Front entrance
  • East Block/Car park 1
  • South Block/EENT
  • Treatment Centre
  • West Block / Medical School
  • Front by the grassy knoll
  • Park and ride

City Hospital

Medilink buses enter by the South Entrance on Hucknall Road, circling round on South Road stopping near:

  • the Mobility Centre / South Entrance
  • Green Entrance / Hayward House
  • Yellow Entrance / Dundee House

then turning north on to Linden Way, stopping near:

  • the Francis Day Hospital / Purple Entrance

then turning left on to North Road, stopping near:

  • the Wolfson Cystic Fibrosis Centre
  • North/Main Entrance
  • Urology / Outpatients / Maternity / Physiotherapy

before returning to Hucknall Road via the North Entrance, and heading towards Wilkinson Street park and ride and the QMC using the ring road.

 

Park and ride sites

Parking at the park and ride sites to use the Medilink bus service is free.

Wilkinson Street park and ride site

The nearest park and ride location to the City Hospital is located on Wilkinson Street off Nottingham's ring road. To locate the site using satnav or Google maps use the postcode NG7 7NW.

Wilkinson Street park and ride is open daily from 6am to 1am.

Wilkinson Street has 600 lit parking spaces, patrolled regularly by on-site security staff and viewed by CCTV, and equipped with emergency help points.  The site is fully accessible for wheelchairs and buggies.

Wilkinson Street is also served by the NET Nottingham tram, running between Hucknall/Phoenix Park and Nottingham city centre (including Nottingham railway station).

Queen's Drive park and ride site

There will be reduced car parking at the Queen's Drive Park and Ride on Wednesdays until mid-April.

This is due to the University of Nottingham running a shuttle service for their open days.

You may wish to use the Wilkinson Street Park and Ride on Wednesdays while spaces at Queen's Drive are reduced.

Queen's Drive park and ride is located off Queen's Drive near the A52, Clifton Bridge. To locate the site using satnav or Google maps use the postcode NG2 1AP.

Queen's Drive park and ride is open from 6am to 8:30pm, Monday to Saturday.

Queens Drive has 1066 lit parking spaces, patrolled regularly by on-site security staff and viewed by CCTV.  The site is fully accessible for wheelchairs and buggies. 

Queen's Drive is also served by the Citylink C1 bus, which runs every 10 minutes to Nottingham city centre.

Should you prefer to walk, Queen's Drive park and ride is approximately 25-30 mins walk from QMC.

 

Tram Park & Ride

From mid-2015, patients, visitors and staff at QMC will be able to travel to the hospital directly using the new Nottingham NET tram route which will extend the NET service to the south and south west of the city, reaching Chilwell and Beeston, as Clifton (via Wilford).

The QMC willhave a dedicated tram stop on campus, and will be the first hospital in the UK to have this.

When the new tram route opens, it will connect QMC directly with a new Park & Ride site at Toton Lane, located off Bardill's Roundabout and accessible from the Derby-Nottingham A52 (Brian Clough Way) and from the M1 (via Junction 25 with A52).

Journey times between Toton Lane Park & Ride and QMC will take approximately 20-25 minutes.

 

Medilink further information

For more information about the Medilink bus service please contact  Nottingham Community Transport on 0115 986 33 55 or email medilink@ct4nottingham.co.uk.





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