LEYLAND is set to welcome the world’s first-ever Truck Trail.

Snaking from the town’s railway station to Worden Park, thirteen 6ft trucks, each with their own character and personality, will form an interactive trail on show from April 2017.

Taking inspiration from the success of the Superlambanana scheme in Liverpool and celebrating more than 100 years of truck manufacturing in the town, the first of the iconic features has now been unveiled.

Manufactured from a welded steel frame, the pieces are designed around a vehicle produced by Leyland Trucks since its inception in 1896, and boast names including ‘Super Hippo’, ‘The Comet’ and ‘Military Martian.’

Fittingly, Leyland Trucks and DAF Trucks were the first to snap up not one, but two of the landmarks which are set to draw in crowds throughout the six months they are in position.

Announcing the new scheme, Councillor Peter Mullineaux, Leader of South Ribble Borough Council, said: “The idea for the trail is absolutely fantastic – a dream for Leyland.

“Truck manufacturing is right at the very heart of the fabric of the town and sewn into its heritage – the very heritage which this trail will celebrate in abundance.

“We’re hoping to draw crowds from far and wide – offering a boost to the town and supporting our local businesses.

“We also hope to inspire a future generation with a full educational package which will run alongside the display. The designs will capture the imagination of children of all ages – even the big kids amongst us!”