Stagecoach Midlands upgrades X46/X47 to Gold standard

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Stagecoach Midlands launched its latest Gold-standard buses on Friday (November 1) for its route X46/X47 which runs between Thrapston, Raunds, Higham Ferrers, Rushden, Wellingborough, Earls Barton and Northampton.

The £1.8m investment in nine ADL E400-bodied Scanias follows the introduction of Gold-spec buses to the X4 Peterborough to Milton Keynes, via Corby and Northampton route in 2011, which the firm said have been a great success and exceptionally well received by passengers.

Steve Burd, Stagecoach Midlands MD, said: “Route X46/X47 has continued to develop over the last few years with passenger numbers continuing to grow. One of the major developments was in 2011 when we introduced newer, better quality buses onto the route and now we are upgrading the service again with brand new ‘Gold’.

“It is Stagecoach’s goal to continually invest in routes which are well used and popular. We aim to give all our passengers the best level of affordable, reliable and environmentally-friendly travel.”