Lee in the finals for Bus Driver of the Year
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