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Stagecoach in Northampton
« on: July 13, 2019, 06:35:46 PM »
I’ve just seen on the bus tracker that Enviro 400 MMCs 10728,10729 and 10731 are showing on Northampton routes 1,12and 2 respectively. Are they being transferred to Northampton to replace the Tridents that were said to be being replaced by the batch of E400 that went to Warwick instead? It appears to be their first day in Northampton today. None of the rest of the batch (10726-33) are showing in service today so could be to follow?

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Re: Stagecoach in Northampton
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2019, 06:34:36 PM »
26286 on X46 in Raunds this lunchtime.

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Re: Stagecoach in Northampton
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2019, 09:07:23 PM »
Hi Chopper, did you mean 28626?

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Re: Stagecoach in Northampton
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2019, 09:50:37 PM »
A little more care please when posting sightings. 26286 on the X46? According to the Stagecoach fleetlist this is a 19-plate E200MMC about to be delivered to Stockton-on-Tees depot which is a long way from Northampton...........
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Re: Stagecoach in Northampton
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2019, 07:56:38 AM »
A little more care please when posting sightings. 26286 on the X46? According to the Stagecoach fleetlist this is a 19-plate E200MMC about to be delivered to Stockton-on-Tees depot which is a long way from Northampton...........
The golden rule before you post anything is: look through what you're about to post and CHECK IT, otherwise it gets a bit tedious.

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Re: Stagecoach in Northampton
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2019, 10:01:51 PM »
The batch of AD E400 MMCs from Leamington 10726-33 have started arriving in Northampton, 10731 noted in Rushden on the X47 this evening

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Re: Stagecoach in Northampton
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2019, 01:13:39 PM »
Seems that since the Chowns Mill outstation has closed there are a lot of non Gold vehicles on the X46 X47. Is the service now run out from Northampton or has another outstation opened?

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Re: Stagecoach in Northampton
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2019, 08:49:59 PM »
 Dont think Chowns mill closes until end of month   I,d be very pleased if they got rid of all the Gold bone-shakers
with there slippery seats off the x46/47,s, their ride quality is Very poor   Tridents are much better

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Re: Stagecoach in Northampton
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2019, 09:52:05 PM »
Chowns Mill closed on 3rd November with all buses moved over to Northampton that day.

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Re: Stagecoach in Northampton
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2019, 04:11:31 PM »
There must be a load of dead running then with the late night services from Rushden Lakes running after midnight.

Myself I think the Scania based vehicles offer a much better ride quality compared to the ADL based vehicles, however I’m not a fan of the ‘leather’ based seats. Why they continue to brand the service X as to me that means express when the journey takes 90 minutes from Northampton to Rushden when one can drive it in 15 minutes along the A45......

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Re: Stagecoach in Northampton
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2019, 07:25:16 PM »
  The Scania's on X46/47 have a Very bumpy ride, had 15935 Today[15 Nov] the rattling wreck took 34 minutes to get from Raunds to Rushden
                                              Scania were better than ADL,but not anymore  These x46/47 buses are Not real scania's,their built cheaply in Poland
                                                           i challenge anyone brave enough to go All the way from Northampton to Raunds and sit upstairs for maximum effect of bumpiness
                                                                                            the X status of the route is a Joke only Stagecoach could think of
                   

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Re: Stagecoach in Northampton
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2019, 04:33:51 PM »
  The Scania's on X46/47 have a Very bumpy ride, had 15935 Today[15 Nov] the rattling wreck took 34 minutes to get from Raunds to Rushden
                                              Scania were better than ADL,but not anymore  These x46/47 buses are Not real scania's,their built cheaply in Poland
                                                           i challenge anyone brave enough to go All the way from Northampton to Raunds and sit upstairs for maximum effect of bumpiness
                                                                                            the X status of the route is a Joke only Stagecoach could think of
                   



FYI,The bodywork on 15935, as with all E400 bodied Scanias is built in the UK, not Poland. Sadly my experience of the sister batch operating into Cambridge is the same, although I'd argue the Scania ride quality is still better than the ADL chassis!

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Re: Stagecoach in Northampton
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2019, 06:35:21 PM »
  What causes the bumpiness is the chassis components, nothing to do with the ADL body work which are usually good  15935 being an exception
                                                     the 04 & 06 plate tridents have much better ride quality and are preffered by most drivers

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Re: Stagecoach in Northampton
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2020, 08:30:00 PM »
I’ve just followed gold 15940 and noticed the X46/47 branding has been removed. Does anyone know if they are being replaced on this route or new branding being applied. This is the only one of the batch I’ve seen in ages so don’t know about any others.

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Re: Stagecoach in Northampton
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2020, 12:06:18 AM »
This was in the N&Ps for July 1st.

PF1118394 SN   MIDLAND RED (SOUTH) LIMITED
Director(s): ARNOLD MARK THREAPLETON, Bruce Dingwall, Mark Whitelocks, Carla Stockton-Jones
    UNIT 7-8, MINTON BUSINESS CENTRE, MAIN ROAD, FAR COTTON, NORTHAMPTON, NN4 8ES
Removed operating centre: ROTHERSTHORPE AVENUE, ROTHERSTHORPE AVENUE IND ESTATE, NORTHAMPTON, NN4 8UT
Removed operating centre: CHOWNS MILL, CEDAR DRIVE, THRAPSTON, KETTERING, NN16 6SF
Increase at existing operating centre: MAIN ROAD, FAR COTTON, NORTHAMPTON, NN4 8ES
New authorisation at this operating centre will be: 145 vehicle(s)
Increase at existing operating centre: NORTHAMPTON ROAD, KETTERING, NN15 7JU
New authorisation at this operating centre will be: 66 vehicle(s)
New Undertaking Vehicles with eight passenger seats or less will not be operated under the licence without the prior written agreement of the traffic commissioner who may require you to agree to certain undertakings.. Attached to licence
New Undertaking Limousines and novelty type vehicles are not to be operated under this operator’s licence.. Attached to licence

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Re: Stagecoach in Northampton
« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2020, 01:24:55 PM »
Saw on of the loaned Enviro 400 from Canterbury P&R 10063-6 on the X46 at Rushden Lakes at lunchtime but couldn’t see which one.

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Re: Stagecoach in Northampton
« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2020, 05:18:16 PM »
The four ADL Enviro 400s in white Canterbury park-and-ride livery that were on loan to Northampton have returned to Dover.  Now five gold-spec Scania N230UD/Enviro 400s from Swindon have arrived to replace them but only until early January. They are 15857/8 and 968-70(VX62 CZK/P and YP14 GYX/Y/Z). Double-deckers are in critically short supply to cope with the crowds of workers travelling to and from the huge warehouses such as Amazon, Clipper, Morrisons and Pets at Home on the edges of Northampton.

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Re: Stagecoach in Northampton
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2021, 09:23:32 PM »
The five Gold-spec Scania/E400s (15857/8/968-70) on loan to Northampton have returned to Swindon and the four Canterbury park-and-ride liveried ADL E400s that were previously on loan to Northampton have returned.

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Re: Stagecoach in Northampton
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2021, 11:46:34 PM »
The five Gold-spec Scania/E400s (15857/8/968-70) on loan to Northampton have returned to Swindon and the four Canterbury park-and-ride liveried ADL E400s that were previously on loan to Northampton have returned.

Enviro 400s 10063-066, back on loan from Stagecoach South East,