Peckham boy becomes internet star after learning train map by heart

Admin (15 April, 2015)

Video proves he can work out how to get anywhere in London by rail from memory

A five-year-old train fanatic has become an internet sensation after he proved he had memorised the entire transport map of London.

Sol De Glanville has always had a fascination with rail travel, pointing out where he was on the line at every stop on a journey.

Since he got a TfL map for Christmas, though, he studied it every day until he could tell his stunned parents how to get from any one point to another from memory.

‘Oh my gosh you really do know it!’ exclaimed mum, Joy Green, after her super-son asked her to test him on his new talent.

Five-year-old Sol got to ride in the driver's cab on the Jubilee Line after TfL discovered he had learnt their transport map off by heart

Five-year-old Sol got to ride in the driver’s cab on the Jubilee Line after TfL discovered he had learnt their transport map off by heart. Pic: TfL

“He’s a very normal little boy,” said the 39-year-old mother of two of Choumert Road, Peckham. “He loves trains – he doesn’t think it’s that unusual.”

After a video they posted online for Sol’s grandma to see his novel skill went viral on Facebook, TfL offered Sol the chance to sit in the driver’s cab on the Jubilee Line.

“He really enjoyed it,” said Joy, who added son, Sol, would quite like to be a tube driver when he grows up.

Video: TfL/Youtube

katie says:

My son does this aswell I thought he was the only one! Amazing

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