Bus services will now be able to drop off and collect passengers from a hospital.

Since new extended bus routes were introduced on Saturday, January 18, the W8 and W9 buses will now start and end at Chase Farm Hospital.

The hospital says the introduction of the extended route will improve access to the hospital for patients, visitors and staff.

As a result of the extension to the bus services the patient shuttle service, which was run by the trust, has been stopped.

The W8 stops include Gordon Hill rail station and Edmonton Green tube and rail station with the route starting and ending at Pickett’s Lane.

The W9 stops include Grange Park rail station and the route starts and ends at Southgate tube station.

Natalie Forrest, chief executive of Chase Farm Hospital, said: “We’ve been working hard to improve access to Chase Farm Hospital and make sure that everyone who needs to can easily reach us and take advantage of one of the most modern and digitally advanced hospitals in the UK. This improved transport link makes an important contribution to the population we serve.”