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Boy, four, memorises bus routes


Ishaan Yewale began memorising bus routes eight months ago

A four-year-old boy has memorised nearly every bus route in London.

Ishaan Yewale, from Lewisham, south London, started learning basic arithmetic aged two and reading bus timetables eight months ago.

Father Jayant Yewale did not know why Ishaan memorised the 700 routes. "I guess every child is interested in buses and trains," Mr Yewale said.

"He can read very well and is very good with numbers and he started memorising things," he added.

When asked, Ishaan correctly stated that bus route 21 travels from Lewisham to Borough Market, and that night bus N9 goes from Hammersmith to Heathrow.

Mr Yewale said: "We live in a place from where he can see trains on one side, national rail and DLRs on the other side so he has always been kind of fascinated by public transport."

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