Barnes' Blog


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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100th Anniversary Model Coaches Available To Pre-Order!


Posted On 04 July 2019 at 08:52 by Barnes

100th Anniversary Model Coaches Available To Pre-Order!

We have several exciting plans in the making for the celebration of our 100th Anniversary in 2020 - The first being the opportunity for YOU to buy your very own model of a Barnes Coach!

The models are to be produced by the reputable Oxford Diecast and will be a replica of our ultra-modern Irizar i6 Integral tri-axle coach with 61 seats in our famous green colour scheme and modelling our new grey signwriting. The coach is registered YN18 ZNP.

There will be only 1000 of these in production, available from September 2019. 

Pre-order this great little piece of 'Barnes 100' memorabilia for only £24.95* 
(*Plus Postage & packaging if required)

You have the choice of collecting them from our yard (South Marston in Swindon, Wiltshire) or paying an additional £5 for them to post it to you.

For further details and ordering information see here > https://bit.ly/2XOaF6M

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WIN a family pass to Longleat


Posted On 03 July 2019 at 15:55 by Barnes

WIN a family pass to Longleat

We are giving away a family pass (2 adults, 2 children) to join us on our day trip departing Thursday 1st August 2019. Coach travel and admission to the park is included in this prize.

Enter a land of adventure. Where lions roam. Tigers stalk. And monkeys swing. Travel through time in a grand stately home. Lose yourself in one of our magical mazes. Hold exotic creatures from the ends of the Earth. This is Longleat. Jump in.

Competition Closes: Monday 15th July, 23:59.

Enter here on our website.

 
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Reviews


Posted On 24 June 2019 at 13:31 by nicola

Reviews

[Reviews] Our review section on our website now features at the bottom of our homepage! Have a read of our latest reviews at the bottom of our homepage here.

We really do appreciate any feedback so we are able to praise when it's due and improve if needed for the future.

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