Meet the Brit boy, 7, who has memorised an entire city's bus timetable

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London, Feb 5 (ANI): A schoolboy in Britain is said to have memorised an entire city's bus timetable, and can recite every route in his hometown.amie Taylor, 7, whose first word was "bus", has collected hundreds of bus timetables and maps for Swindon, Wiltshire, and knows them off by heart.

His obsession had started when his mother Carly, 28, took him on his first bus trip as a baby and he has been "transfixed" by the numbers, routes and vehicles ever since.

The walls and doors of his bedroom are now "completely covered" with the timetables and maps, which he spends hours studying every day.

Carly entered her son into their Bus Stories competition and was stunned when Jamie was named as the winner and given a year's free travel.

"I couldn't believe it when he won. It was a lovely surprise. Jamie is absolutely obsessed with buses," the Daily Mail quoted Carly as saying.

"Every weekend when we go into town he always asks to go to the Thamesdown shop and tourist information so he can pick up the latest timetable.

"He then spends hours in his room looking at them. I keep throwing them out because they fill up our house but he has collected hundreds over the years.

"When he was younger he had trouble with his speech and saying the numbers and routes really helped. He now knows all the routes around Swindon off by heart.

"It is lovely for me to see him have a hobby which he enjoys so much," she stated.

Jamie, who travels on the vehicles for an hour every day, hopes to be a bus driver when he leaves school and his "dream" is to have a bus named after him.

Paul Jenkins, managing director of Thamesdown Transport said he was "blown away" by Jamie's knowledge and "heart-warming" dedication to his beloved buses.

"It is clear to see that Jamie is shaping up well to be the next generation of bus enthusiast. Bus journeys are integral parts of everyday life for many people," he added. (ANI)

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