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Catch the Bus Week

Once again patients at the Royal Hospital for Children got into the spirit of Catch the Bus Week (3-9 July 2017) and showed off their creative flair. Inpatients and outpatients were gifted a variety of 500 colouring in sheets, crayons and pencils from the Travel Plan Office and got to work. They created some amazingly colourful pieces of artwork and the 41 final entries were shown off in the Artwork corridor, linking the RHC to the main QEU Hospital. Check out the entries, as well as some of our other Catch the Bus Week activities, in the Flickr gallery below! Just hover over the photo and click on the arrows to view the pictures.

Catch the Bus Week 2017

The 2016 entries can be viewed via the link below!  

Once the colouring in was complete Kami, the GCHC mascot, dropped into Arrivals Square. Kami caught the bus to the QEUH and was greeted on his arrival. He proved a hit with the public and even got a few photos to mark the occasion, below, before going to see the colouring in which the young patients had been busy completing.


Finally, we rounded off the week by holding a Travel Awareness session in the RHC in conjunction with McGill’s. Around 40 parents and staff were provided with a range of travel information and timetables while the youngsters were showered with goodies ranging from more colouring in sheets to bus key rings and sweets. Some of the earlier colouring in was shown off and passers by got into the swing of Catch the Bus Week with our foam fingers! 

Group1Final.jpg  McGill's3Final.jpg

                 Lucia Dodds 2 - Final.jpg  Robbie Dalton 2Final.jpg

What is Catch the Bus Week?

Catch the Bus Week is a nationwide initiative run by Greener Journeys. It aims to promote the benefits of bus travel and encourage people to leave their cars at home and consider sustainable travel options. Bus operators, transport groups, passenger groups and organisations like ourselves came together to support this initiative and encourage people to leave their cars at home.

Facts and Figures

  • Urban congestion isn’t just a pain for motorists – it costs the UK economy at least £11 billion a year. Take the bus instead!
  • Buses help cut pollution and improve air quality – a fully loaded double-decker bus can take 75

    cars off the road 

  • Catch the Bus – it causes a third less stress than commuting by car

  • You can burn 22,630 calories a year by walking to and from the bus stop and your destination

  • Did you know that more people commute by bus than all other forms of public transport?

Why don’t you give the bus a try next time? The Hospitals are well served by a number of frequent buses, which stop within the main hospital sites and surrounding streets. Connections can be made at key interchanges across the city, see here for more details and plan your journey at Traveline today.