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VIP depot trip for 9 year old Alfie

20 Dec 2019

All aboard! Alfie, 9 years old, is given the VIP treatment at Stagecoach’s Worthing depot


A young local boy was given a VIP visit to Stagecoach’s Worthing depot yesterday to learn more about buses.

Nine year old Alfie, who suffers from autism, has been interested in the local Stagecoach buses for years, taking a special interest in the double decker Coastliner 700, which he got to see up close on his visit.

His passion for buses has even facilitated his learning, as he taught himself to understand numbers by reading bus number plates.

During his visit, Alfie was treated to a behind the scenes look at the Stagecoach Worthing depot, enjoying a trip through the bus wash on the Coastliner 700, followed by a special journey along the seafront on the top deck.

Before Alfie disembarked, Stagecoach presented the young bus expert with a goodie bag including pens, keyrings, a water bottle and a mug featuring a Coastliner 700.

Melanie Keylock, Operations Manager at the Worthing depot said, “It was an absolute honour to host Alfie at our depot. He’s a true bus connoisseur and was a wonderful honorary member of the team.”

Charmaine Clarke, Alfie’s mother, said “I am so grateful to Stagecoach for giving my son this opportunity. He loved every minute of his visit – it was a true Christmas treat.”


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