Nottingham’s Longest Serving Tram Driver Retires
12 April 2017
Tram driver Graham Cusick has retired after over 14 years of loyal service on Nottingham’s tram network.
Graham, who lives in Gedling, was amongst NET’s first intake of eight drivers in February 2003 before the tramway became fully operational a year later.
Since then he has become the network’s longest serving driver, and has seen a number of changes to tram operations in the city, not least the major expansion project to Toton and Clifton in 2015.
Commenting on his retirement, Graham said: “It’s a real mixture of emotions. I’m sad to be leaving behind a job I’ve really enjoyed and people I’ve worked so well with, but I’m looking forward to being able to put my feet up for a bit - even if my wife has a number of jobs lined up for me!”
“It’ll be strange not to be driving trams anymore but I look forward to using the network as a passenger and seeing a few of my former colleagues.”
Graham’s retirement was marked by his fellow tram drivers and operational staff with a presentation at the city’s tram depot. He was presented with a special certificate, gifts and cards thanking him for his service.
Darren Smith, NET’s Deputy Operations Manager, led explained: “Come rain or shine we’ve always been able to rely on Graham to get out there and drive trams, helping our customers to travel across Nottingham.
“He’s been a fantastic asset to the city’s tram network and he’s sure to be missed by staff and customers alike. We wish him all the best for his retirement!”