While the majority of the railway was closed for repairs, buses were called upon to look after the passengers. One was a red double-decker bus called the "Special Bus Service". He teased Bertie for being small until they had a race, which Bertie won because he was able to go under a low railway bridge. By the end of his visit, the Special Bus Service had learned that Bertie was useful despite his size.
The Special Bus Service is painted red and has a sign on his side reading "Special Service". He also has a sign on his front reading "VIP".
The Special Bus Service is based on an AEC Bridgemaster bus. Bulgy shares the same basis.
The Special Bus Service only appeared in the magazine story, Special Bus Service.
|Terence • Bertie • Trevor • George • Caroline • 040 BMC • Bulgy • Bulgy's friend • JTK 62 • Willie's tractor • The Farmer's Tractors • The Mail Van • The Caterpillar Crane|
|Butch • Thumper • Elizabeth • The Pack • Madge • Kevin • The Horrid Lorries • Sir Topham Hatt's Car • The Other Buses • Dyson Lorries • Soft-sided Lorries • Caterpillar Crane • Taxis • Fire Engines • The Ambulance • The One-eyed Truck • The Loader • The Bakery Van • Miss Jenny's Land Rover • Flynn • Blue Mountain Quarry Vehicles • Sir Robert Norramby's Car|
|Algy • Angus • The Green Bus • The Green Lorry • The Wedding Car • The Digger • The White Van • The Dodgems • The Special Bus Service • The Ice Cream Van • The Open-topped Omnibus • The Police Car • The Excavator • The Combine Harvester • The Milk Float • The Coalman's Lorry • The Racing Cars • The Float Lorry • The Rally Cars • The Signwriter's Van • The Sodor Wildlife Park's Buggy • Simon's Express Sandwich Service Van • Sodor Food and Drink Van|