Published: 16th January 2024

Tara and Dalton clock up 90 years of loyal service

Tara Singh was with us for 55 years and Dalton Cotterell for 35 years. Both were considered exceptional drivers and a real credit to #TeamPB - they will be missed dearly. The Perry Barr team showed them both much respect and gratitude on their last day - for all the years of loyal service they gave to the company.

A little more about Tara’s time with us…

Tara started in 1969 at Hockey garage as a bus conductor before becoming a driver, moving to Perry Barr garage when Hockey closed. His first ever driving duty was late nights on the number 8 (on the bus he’s pictured on here) and his favourite route was the 16. Tara told us he’s worked with many excellent people over the years and has many, many stories - all of whom and all of which are all special to him.


The team describe Tara as having a strong work ethic - he wanted to get things right every time! He’s old school and others respected and looked up to him - he was always willing to go the extra mile and help. Tara plans to spend some well earned time with his family and possibly going to India to work on the family farm, where he drives the tractor!





And what about Dalton…?

Dalton started in 1989 at Lea Hall garage as a driver and moved onto Walsall training centre as a driver training instructor.

It was there that he spent many years teaching and guiding our new and existing drivers before moving to Perry Barr to drive our 7, 65 and 67 services.


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