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Macmillan Coffee Morning 2019


Posted On 30 September 2019 at 10:26 by nicola

Macmillan Coffee Morning 2019

We've had a blast raising money for Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday 27th September 2019 - It's been cakes galore here at Barnes!

We're thrilled to announce we raised £131.50 - Well done to all the bakers (& eaters!) at Barnes Coaches!

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New 19 Seater Minibus - Tommy


Posted On 19 September 2019 at 14:13 by nicola

New 19 Seater Minibus - Tommy

We are thrilled to welcome our brand new 19 seater minibus to our coach fleet, which will shortly  join the rest of the fleet in the recognisable grey & green livery. Following our new tradition all of our new vehicles will be named -  this one will be named after Tommy Barnes who started the company back in 1920!

You're sure to be the most stylish passengers on the roads in this ultra modern Mercedes-Benz Sprinter modified by EVM. It has a 7 speed automatic gear box for a smoother ride, 15 new safety features, DAB radio, A large luggage area, USB Charging at every seat and having a Euro 6 engine means there will be very low pollution!

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Work Experience - Harry


Posted On 19 July 2019 at 14:16 by nicola

Work Experience - Harry

The last couple of weeks we've had the lovely Harry join us from Warneford School on work experience. He been out & about with our driver's helping them with their daily tasks and assisting with passengers on day trips!

Here's what Harry had to say about his time with us...

What did you like the most about your time at Barnes? 

"Seeing a different view out of the window every day!"

What did you like the least?

"Cleaning sand out after trips to the beach."

What was your favourite day out?

"Sandbanks, had never been there before and very pretty."

What surprised you the most? 

"How many challenges drivers face every day and how brilliant they are at solving them."

 

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Apprentices - Dave & Sophie Hit The Roads!


Posted On 08 July 2019 at 15:11 by Barnes

Apprentices - Dave & Sophie Hit The Roads!

This week our newbie apprentices Dave & Sophie ventured out for their first coach driving lessons whilst being supervised by our training manager David. Well done - Keep up the good work! 

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Work Experience - Charlie


Posted On 05 July 2019 at 14:56 by nicola

Work Experience - Charlie

This week we've had Charlie join us from St John's School in Marlborough on work experience. He joined our workshop team & was helping us keep our coaches in top notch condition, Thanks for your hardwork!

Here's what Charlie had to say about his time with us...

What was your biggest surprise? 

"How clean and organised the workshop is! Plus how friendly and helpful the 4 mechanics have been!"

What was yoru biggest challenge?

"The hard to reach grease points"

What did you enjoy the most?

"Cleaning and repainting the wheels"

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