22/11/2011

Stagecoach X4 going gold - a special preview!

As reported here on Andy's Bus Blog last weekend, Stagecoach United Counties X4 route which runs between Peterborough, Corby, Kettering, Northampton & Milton Keynes will be upgraded to a Stagecoach Gold service this coming Saturday 26th November.

Our regular correspondant David Bell visited Corby earlier today (Tuesday) to attend the special preview of the new buses...

"I travelled to Corby today to take some photographs at one of the launch days of the new revamped X4 service. Scania E400 15740 (KX61DKV) was parked in Corporation Street a pedestrianised area of the town centre opposite the main bus departure stands."

Stagecoach Gold 1
Taken from the upstairs window at McDonalds this overview of KX61DKV shows the smart route branding applied to its sides © David Bell

Smartly dressed Stagecoach staff were on hand to offer advice and were handing out leaflets and timetables promoting the new service and for the younger generation there were balloons (appropriately blue and gold) and chocolate gold coins."

Stagecoach Gold 2

The Stagecoach Gold brand will really suite this long distance route, in particular the luxury interior (shown below) which includes very comfortable full leather coach seats which are appropriately embroidered with the Stagecoach Gold logo and include gold piping. Also on offer is free onboard Wi-Fi and Air Chill.

Stagecoach Gold 3
The Stagecoach Gold luxury interior © David Bell

Many thanks to David Bell for the photographs used in this post