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Northampton Bus Station
This little picture gives some idea of 'standard' Northampton in the late 1990s. There was a sizeable fleet of Volvo Citybus D10M underfloor engined doubledeckers, with Alexander bodywork, gathered over recent years and a batch of B10M Duple 300 bus bodied singledeckers - plus the B10L/Alexander gas fleet. These and non-standard types are featured in these pages.
 
First Northampton Volvo Citybus K127GNH
Volvo 127 (K127GNH) presents an off side view of the D10M/Alexander. Note the scroll name above the destination blind - a number of the fleet being individually named in this way. The bus is powering out of Northampton Bus Station - Greyfriars. The livery style is that inspired by Grampian.
 
First Northampton Volvo Citybus J299GNV
Bearing its nearside on route to Camp Hill is Citybus 99 (J299GNV), it too has the Grampian livery, Northampton Transport having been an early acquisition by Moir Lockhead's Aberdeen based Grampian Transport, prior to Grampian's merger with Badgerline creating FirstGroup.
 
First Northampton MCW Metrobus Alexander AUT32Y
Northampton 32 (AUT32Y) could be mistaken for another Alexander bodied Volvo, but it is an even rarer beast - a lowheight Metrobus, one of a small batch acquired by the sister Leicester fleet for services taken over from Gibsons of Barlestone. Both Leicester and Northampton shared Grampian-style livery whilst in Grampian ownership and there was frequent interchange of vehicles between the two fleets.
 
First Northampton MCW Metrobus Alexander ULS642X
One of the few operators of Alexander bodied lowheight Metrobuses was not surprisingly found north of the border with Scotland - Midland Scottish. This company too was an early acquisition by Grampian and via that route, 266 (ULS642X) has found its way south to Northampton.
 
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