End of the road for buses stalwart after 50 years

THE ENGINEERING director of a bus company that runs services in Bulwell is to retire after 50 years in the bus industy.

BARRY BAXTER has worked for the last ten years with Nottingham City Transport (NCT). But you have to go right back to 1962 to find the origins of his career when, at the age of 15, he became an apprentice fitter with the National Bus Company in Wakefield.

After working his way through the ranks, at the age of 23 he became one of the youngest engineering managers in the company, overseeing two depots in Liverpool.

In 1976, he moved his family to Malawi in Africa where he worked for 15 years for United Transport Overseas.

He returned to England in the early 1990s where he worked for bus companies Stagecoach and Arrive. It was in 2002 that he joined NCT.

On his retirement, Barry (65) said: “In this Olympic year, I feel like I have achieved my personal best.”

In his time with NCT, Barry has helped the company develop into one of the best bus-operators in the country.