After 42 years working evenings, TTC bus driver Al Nywening is calling it a night.
“I’m ready for retirement,” Nywening said shortly before heading out for his last shift Tuesday, a 5:55 p.m. to 1:45 a.m. on North York’s 125 Drewry route.
“I’m not really going to miss the job at all, (but) I think I’ll miss a few of the people.”
Nywening started with the TTC in February 1975 — when Pierre Trudeau was prime minister and David Crombie was mayor of Toronto — less than a week after applying to a driver’s ad he saw in the newspaper.
Nywening got his start on the 7 Bathurst route — evening shift, because he’s a night owl — and stuck with it for the better part of the next three decades, trying out about 10 other routes in between before settling on Drewry as his next steady ride about nine …