Southport Bus driver Louis Rosenthal takes foot off pedal after 45 years March 17th, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments Southport Bus driver Louis Rosenthal takes foot off pedal after 45 years Bus driver Louis Rosenthal took his final fare on Wednesday after more than 45 years behind the wheel. Louis has transported thousands of passengers across Southport but it’s now time for him to take his feet off the pedals and rest them up on the sofa. The 65-year-old has spent more than half his life driving the town’s buses and has become familiar face for his regular customers. He said: “I’ve been doing the Southport bus routes for most of my life and over the years you get to talking to people. A lot of them have said they don’t want me to leave. “I’ll miss seeing them all every day and having a chat. I won’t miss being called names by the older kids, though. It’s sad really, as the older some of the children get, they start play up.” Louis, began with Southport Corporation as a conductor then moved up to driver. He went through the MPTE years then onto MerseyBus with MTL then on to Arriva in 2000. Friends and colleagues organised a surprise retirement party at Wetherspoons on Lord Street at 8:00pm. Louis arrived on time just like he has done for the past 45 years ferrying passengers around the town. His retirement is a loss to the local community! Pictured below are friends, family and colleagues who will celebrate his retirement tonight with a pint or two! Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected] – relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Onthespot – your online reporter www.onthespotnews.co.uk Do you have a story to tell? Call OTS www.callots.co.uk Please text or phone 07930717137 or email [email protected] Follow OTS (Onthespot) on Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Related Comments comments!