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On Wednesday 3 January 2007, bus operator First introduced two
brand-new ftr vehicles on service 4 between Pudsey, Leeds city
centre, Seacroft and Whinmoor.
First says it wants to give customers and staff the chance to
try out the new vehicles, before they are rolled out on a larger
scale later in 2007.
What is ftr?
ftr is an articulated, single-deck vehicle with low-floor
easy-access for buggies and wheelchairs.
First has purchased 17 new ftr vehicles. Metro is upgrading
stops and shelters along the route and installing 'yournextbus' displays that provide passengers with
real-time information about ftr and other services. Leeds City
Council has invested in new stopping arrangements and highway
improvements to accommodate ftr vehicles.
How will I buy my ticket?
First is introducing Customer Service Hosts who will travel on
each ftr to provide assistance and answer any questions about ftr
as the first two vehicles start to run.
Valid MetroCards, Metro concessionary
passes and Metro's West Yorkshire DayRovers can
be used on ftr.
Will the ftr affect the timetable or journey
Service 4 remains part of First's Overground
network, with high-frequency services arriving up to every 10
Special measures such as traffic light priority systems and the
priority lane on Wellington Road have been installed to give ftr
priority over other traffic. Buying tickets from a Customer Service
Host instead of the driver should also reduce boarding times.
Find out more about ftr at http://www.goftr.com/.