Lee in the fi­nals for Bus Driver of the Year

Stockport Express - - News -

A BUS driver’s ca­reer is head­ing in the right di­rec­tion after he won a place in the fi­nal of a com­pe­ti­tion.

Lee Collinson, who cov­ers the 192 route along Stock­port’s A6, will rep­re­sent Stage­coach Manch­ester against other ser­vice providers at the Bus Driver of the Year 2017.

It will take place in Black­pool later this month and Lee won his place after im­press­ing judges at a se­lec­tion event at the Ash­ton de­pot.

He com­pleted a the­ory test as well as un­der­tak­ing a range of ma­noeu­vres in­clud­ing an ob­sta­cle course.

Lee, from Hyde, said: “I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to the fi­nals, I was up against some re­ally tough com­pe­ti­tion but get­ting through to the fi­nals has made me even more de­ter­mined.”

Elis­a­beth Tasker, man­ag­ing direc­tor at Stage­coach Manch­ester, added: “The en­thu­si­asm and skills demon­strated by Lee and the other en­trants in this year’s com­pe­ti­tion is a real tes­ta­ment to the qual­ity and pro­fes­sion­al­ism of the driv­ers.

“We wish Lee the best of luck and look for­ward to the re­sults of the fi­nals.”

●●Bus Driver Lee Collinson

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