A new bus route has been launched to service the Worcester Six Business Park.
Leading commercial developer Stoford, which is behind the development that is anticipated to deliver more than 2 million sq ft of employment space when it is complete, said the bus route is good news for people working there.
The W6 minibus is operated by LMS Travel and runs Monday to Saturday from Worcester Crowngate.
Edward Peel, development director at Stoford, said: “We are delighted to see that this bus service is now in operation, which will encourage more sustainable transport to and from the site.
“Providing public transport opens up more opportunities to local people who want to work at one of the world-class employers that are already here but would prefer not to drive.
“We’ve undertaken extensive work to safeguard the environment and preserve the rich wildlife at the site, and adding a public transport route further enhances the attractiveness of the site to the current prospective occupiers.”
Councillor Mike Rouse, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, said: “We’re delighted to now have a dedicated bus service that runs from Worcester city centre to the business park. The County Council is dedicated to improving transport infrastructure throughout the county.
“It’s great news for staff who work at the site as they now have more options on how to get to and from work every day.”
Councillor Marc Bayliss, Cabinet Member for Economy, Infrastructure and Skills, added: “This is a real plus point for businesses already located on the site and any prospective businesses looking to move in.
“Improving transport infrastructure at one of our game changer sites will help to contribute towards the continued economic growth of the county.”
There are four buses a day: the 25-minute journey from Crowngate to the business park runs at 5.30am, 7.30am and 8.30am and 1.30pm, while from Worcester Six, the service runs at 2.10pm, 17.35pm, 6.30pm and 10.15pm.
The bus stops at: Lowesmoor, Shrub Hill, Ronkshill School, Woodgreen Golf Course and Worcester Six.
There is no Sunday or Bank Holiday service.
In the past three years, Stoford has announced the arrival of Marmon Food and Beverage Equipment, Siemens, Spire Healthcare, Kimal, Kohler Mira, Zwick, Alliance Flooring Distribution and IONOS at Worcester Six. Once fully developed, Worcester Six, which is located just off junction six of the M5, will provide 1.5 million sq ft of accommodation.
For more details about Worcester Six, visit www.worcester6.co.uk.