First praised for Rugby contract
FirstBus have been thanked by the organisers of the rugby world cup for providing ‘excellent’ services during the event and making a significant contribution to the overall success of the tournament.
First Games Transport (FGT), part of First Bus, delivered a range of contracts during the tournament, including: spectator travel, media services across all host cities and VIP services to all venues in England and Wales. Regular First Bus services also transported thousands of rugby fans to and from the stadiums. 6,300 journeys carrying more than 320,000 customers were made over the six week-long event.
Head of Tournament Services for England Rugby 2015, Mick Wright said, ‘Bus services provided by First Games Transport during the tournament were excellent. The media and VIP services operated like clockwork while feedback from fans using the convenient and reliable spectator services was extremely positive. The success of bus services in our travel management plans made a huge contribution to the overall success of the tournament.’
MD of First Games Transport, Andy Scholey, commented, ‘Thanks to the commitment and talent of everyone at First Games Transport we ran a very successful operation during the Rugby World Cup. I’m pleased that we made such a positive contribution to what was a fabulous event.’