BOURNEMOUTH: Bus mad Thomas has depot tour

Bus mad Thomas has depot tour


Little Thomas Balch is such a bus enthusiast that when he visited Bournemouth with his mum and dad he wanted to see the local bus depot.

The youngster from Swindon is just two and when dad Richard contacted Yellow Buses they offered to show the little lad around.

Despite the heavy rain Thomas was delighted as he toured the depot proudly wearing a hi-vis jacket.

Mum Kelly looked on as Thomas and his dad – also a bus fan – climbed on a number of vehicles.

Gareth Edwards, Yellows’ Customer Services Manager, explained about the buses to the youngster and showed him one of the brand new double-deckers.

Gareth said: “It was a pleasure to have Thomas with us and show him around the depot.

“He looked great in his large hi-vis jacket and wasn’t at all put off by the rain.”

Dad Richard added: “He really loves buses and has learned the numbers of some of them near us.

“We come to Bournemouth quite frequently for holidays and with Thomas being so keen on buses we contacted the local company.

“The Yellows were great and invited us along and let Thomas climb on the buses and sit in the drivers’ seats.”