A few things you may not know about the leading transport operator in the UK and North America…

Yes, We Run Rail

First has over 7,500 employees across our rail businesses, and in 2015, we operated over 11,500 trains per week, transporting 165 million passengers. We serve over 380 stations and manage an annual fleet maintenance, overhaul and materials supply chain of over $200m.

Drawing on both international and domestic expertise, our rail division is a major rail operator with over 30 years’ rail experience, currently managing, operating, and dispatching all types of railway including high speed rail, commuter rail services, hybrid, light rail, and streetcar/trolley. 

A few of our clients include:

  • Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) A-train – Denton, Texas 
  • City of El Paso Streetcar – El Paso, Texas
  • Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) Streetcar – Memphis, Tennessee 
  • Great Western Railway (GWR) – Southwest England 
  • Transport for London / Tram Operations Limited (TOL) – London, England 

We firmly believe that First is best placed to deliver your service requirements, and are ready to take on the challenges of providing the highest quality rail operations for your customers.

What We Offer

First Transit provides our clients with dependable, forward-thinking and progressive transportation services. Led by our Executive Rail Team of dedicated railroad professionals, our diverse experience enables us to provide industry-leading operations in the following areas:

  • Train Operations
  • Dispatch Control
  • Safety and Security
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Operational Analysis
  • Risk Management
  • Financial Efficiency
  • Ticketing Solutions
  • Passenger Satisfaction 
  • Managing Multi-Operator Railroads
  • Hiring, Training and Certifying Employees
  • Marketing and Ridership Growth
  • Maintenance of Equipment
  • Right of Way Management
  • Quality Assurance and Control
  • Signaling and Communications
  • Enterprise Asset Management
  • Station and Facility Oversight 


Why First Transit?

First Transit has the experience, capability, and flexibility to meet the requirements of operating in demanding rail environments. We have an unparalleled breadth of experience gained from safely operating all types of transit and rail services, bring industry-leading best practices from both American and European railways. Our attention to detail, safety, and quality will provide a dedicated and transparent partnership, exceptional customer service, and quality rail operations. 

Cost Savings 

Whether your system is rural or urban, small or large, First Transit provides significant cost savings when compared to in-house operations – without sacrificing quality and world-class customer service.  We can help you save in labor, fuel, equipment, or facilities with innovative technology—all while making your system more efficient and effective. No matter where you are, our-coast-to-coast service and global buying power ensure you’ll save. 

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