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Trail period for Hybrid Coach


Posted On 13 February 2019 at 13:25 by nicola

Trail period for Hybrid Coach

We're privileged to be trailing one of the new Irizar i4H Hybrid Coaches for a month!

These Hybrid coaches are the first of their kind in the UK and can impressively save over 20% on fuel, meaning reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and improvements in local air quality without having to compromise on coach comfort, convenience or safety.

Exciting times ahead... Our future may be greener than ever! 

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Competition - Name That Coach!


Posted On 13 February 2019 at 12:52 by nicola

Competition - Name That Coach!

Exciting News! We have four brand new coaches almost ready to hit the roads…but just one thing - they need a name! 

We're giving away a £50 Barnes Travel Voucher to four lucky winners. Enter your suggestion along with your reason why, and you could be a winner!

Enter here on our website.


*Competition closes Thursday 22nd February 2019*

(T&C'S apply)

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We're Hiring! - Coach Driver Apprenticeships


Posted On 08 February 2019 at 16:53 by nicola

We're Hiring! - Coach Driver Apprenticeships
Exciting News - We're hiring! 

We're thrilled to announce we will be running our coach driver apprenticeship scheme again starting from May 2019.

Being such a great success with last years apprenticeships, we're keen to kick start more coach driver careers!

There's no age limit, so whether your 17 & you've just passed your driving test, or over 50 wanting a new career path this may be the job for you!

Our very own Trevor (Who works in our coach hire department as well) has recently obtained his coach license through our apprenticeship programme and here is what he had to say about his experience...

"I have really enjoyed doing my Apprenticeship with Barnes Coaches, I have always wanted to drive a coach and with the support and training received from Matt at Barnes Coaches and Kevin at Somax, I have now passed my test! If I had an troubles, the support I received from Dave (our trainer) was 2nd to none. Thank you Barnes Coaches for running the apprentice scheme."

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WIN a family pass to Cadbury World!


Posted On 08 February 2019 at 16:44 by nicola

WIN a family pass to Cadbury World!

Win a family pass to Cadbury World on Thursday 21-Feb-2019. Travel is included as part of our day trip programme.

There's so much to see and do for the whole family. From learning how your favourite confectionery is made and uncovering the fascinating story of Cadbury chocolate, to growing your own virtual cocoa tree and adding your favourite treat to a delicious pot of warm melted Cadbury Dairy Milk.

Competition closes: Wednesday 13th February 2019, 23:59.

Enter here on our website.

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New Booking Agent: Highworth Library


Posted On 29 January 2019 at 09:07 by nicola

New Booking Agent: Highworth Library

Exciting news! From Tuesday 29th January you will be able to make your day trip, theatre and concert bookings at Highworth Library.

The library can be found on Brewery Street, above the Co-op supermarket, and is open as follows:

Monday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Friday 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 1:00pm

We look forward to seeing you there!

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