In 2006 we introduced ftr, our premium urban travel concept which uses state-of-the art articulated vehicles that look like trams but have the flexibility of a conventional bus and can use normal roads. ftr schemes are delivered in partnership with a local authority.
First delivers the vehicle and the local authority provide the infrastructure, ensuring a faster and more reliable operation.
Together this ensures that the ftr service gets people to where they need to be, safely and on time.
The first ftr scheme was launched in York in May 2006, the second in Leeds and the third in Swansea.
A number of other local authorities have shown great interest in ftr as a solution to helping to reduce traffic congestion in their own towns and cities and we are working with them to deliver.