A bus stalwart with 46 years’ service in the industry is preparing for his last stop after announcing his retirement.
Martin Sutton has been in charge of Stagecoach in Oxfordshire for the past 14 years and will step down on July 5.
The 64-year-old managing director, who began his career in 1972 in Derby, said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my years in the bus industry and especially my time here in Oxford.
“It has been a great privilege to work with so many wonderful people, and I shall leave with many great memories.”
A replacement will be announced ‘shortly’, the company said.
Stagecoach UK Bus managing director for England and Wales, Mark Threapleton, paid tribute to the long-serving Mr Sutton.
He said: “I would like to thank Martin for his commitment and the valuable contribution he has made over many years to deliver improvements for bus passengers across Oxfordshire.
“His vast experience, knowledge and passion for the industry means he has been a pleasure to work with and we wish him all the best for his retirement.”
Stagecoach in Oxfordshire, which dominates bus services in the county with The Oxford Bus Company, has more than 550 employees, a fleet of almost 180 vehicles and shuttles 19 million passengers each year.