The Final Years of First Northampton
- Matt Cooper
15th July 2021
The transport scene in Northampton was dominated for many decades by Corporation-owned Northampton Transport. In August 1993 privatisation took place and the largely standardised fleet of red and cream buses began to change. By the end of the 1990s, the merging of GRT and Badgerline Groups had created Firstbus.
The main focus of this book is the last twenty years of Firstbus, looking at their expansion, consolidation and contraction, with Northampton Depot eventually closed in September 2013. A wide range of vehicle types and a great variety of liveries featured during this period as the network and operating area seemed to change constantly.
With a wealth of previously unpublished images, this is a nostalgic look back at the final years of the First Group in and around Northampton.