Stagecoach Midlands

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Stagecoach Midlands
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A Stagecoach in Warwickshire Dennis Dart/Plaxton Pointer in Warwick on service X17
Founded July 2010 out of the merger of the Stagecoach in Northants part of Stagecoach East and Stagecoach Warwickshire [1]
Headquarters Northampton, Northamptonshire
Service area Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Milton Keynes
Service type Bus service
Alliance Stagecoach Group
Routes various across Northamptonshire and Warwickshire
Operator Stagecoach
Website Stagecoachbus Northants

Stagecoach Midlands is the name for most bus routes in Northamptonshire and Warwickshire. The legal name for the company is United Counties Omnibus Company Ltd in Northamptonshire and Midland Red (South) Ltd in Warwickshire.[1]

In towns local bus routes are mostly under their own branding these are Connect Kettering, Connect Wellingborough, Corby Star and Daventry Dart while Northampton has no local name.[2]

Depots[edit]

Brands[edit]

Matrix[edit]

PrimeLine 48[edit]

Goldline[edit]

A Stagecoch in Warwickshire Optare Solo in the Goldline livery for special service G1.
The logo used for the Goldline service.

In Warwick, the ‘’’Goldline’’’ service started on 12 November 2007, immediately after the buses were launched by Stagecoach Group chief executive Sir Brian Souter.[3]

The service uses a fleet of 11 Optare Solos, on route 66 which was renumbered G1 following the introduction of Goldline.[3]

The route operates at a frequency of 7–8 minutes Monday to Saturday daytime and every half hour on evenings and Sundays.[4]

Connect Kettering[edit]

Connect Kettering was the brand name of six bus routes in the town of Kettering in Northamptonshire, England. . Before Connect Kettering all buses were part of Stagecoach and all buses had the Stagecoach livery prior to gaining this livery, they are now being repainted in Stagecoach livery

Connect Wellingborough[edit]

Connect Wellingborough is the brand name of eight bus routes in the town of Wellingborough in Northamptonshire, England. The buses are operated by Stagecoach and Centrebus. When the brand was established in 2006, the eight routes had new route numbers (which can be identified with 'W'), buses with new green colours, new bus stop signage, and later daily finishing times. Before Connect Wellingborough all buses were part of Stagecoach, all buses had the Stagecoach livery, and some routes finished at around 1500.

Corby Star[edit]

Corby Star is the brand name for a bus service operated in the town of Corby in Northamptonshire, England. Services run to all estates in Corby,[5] with opportunities to transfer to Stagecoach services bound for Milton Keynes, Peterborough and Kettering.

The current charge to use the Corby Star service is £1.60 for adults and 80p for children. A ticket is normally valid all day on any of the routes. The original price was £1 for an adult, and 50p for a child, but this is constantly increasing.

Daventry Dart[edit]

The name for six buses in and around Daventry, Northamptonshire, England. Most services under this brand ironically operate using Dennis Dart vehicles.

The X4[edit]

The X4 was formerly branded as “Cross Country”, using the same name as Stagecoach East route X5 which it connects with at Milton Keynes. However the X4 has since become a Stagecoach Gold route.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Stagecoach press release, 23 July 2010 Archived 1 January 2011 at WebCite
  2. ^ Stagecoach Northants timetables[dead link]
  3. ^ a b "Goldline Stagecoach style". Malcolm Crowe. 2007-11-18. Archived from the original on 2011-01-01. Retrieved 2009-02-06. 
  4. ^ "Goldline G1 timetable" (PDF). Stagecoach in Warwickshire. Retrieved 2009-02-06. 
  5. ^ [1] Corby Star timetable, correct as of April 2009[dead link]

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