YELLOW Buses (YB) rolled out the red carpet for Susan Cook when she boarded her ‘1c’ bus in Southbourne.
The bus company presented her with a giant bouquet of flowers – yellow, of course – to mark the launch of its red carpet promotion.
Mrs Cook, 72, who lives in Boscombe and is severely visually impaired, said the bouquet was a “lovely surprise.”
She added: “It’s not every day you climb on the bus and get flowers like this. It’s the nicest thing that’s happened to me for a very long while.”
A keen member of Bournemouth Gospel Community Choir, Mrs Cook said she was particularly delighted as yellow flowers were her favourite. “It’s the best colour for people who can’t see well,” she added.
YB has designated four stops, at Tuckton Corner, Fishermans Walk, Pokesdown Station and Parkwood Road, as ‘red carpet stops.’
Passengers using these stops can buy a 7 day Glo top up from the driver for a discounted price of £9. The offer runs until October 15 and is valid on all 1a, 1b and 1c services.
For more details about the red carpet promotion click here