Barnes Volvo transports Swindon Town FC
Swindon Town Football Club are now travelling to matches in Barnes Coaches’ new 14m Volvo B13R coach with Jonckheere SHV bodywork. The vehicle features 41 full leather passenger seats, six tables, a centre demountable toilet, a reversing camera, satellite TV, six screens, a servery and an on board medical table. It is fitted with a rear mounted 13litre Volvo 460hp diesel engine coupled to a Volvo I-Shift 12-speed fully automated gearbox.
Luke Barnes of Barnes Coaches said, ‘As a local operator our connection with the Football Club is a strong one and I’m a fan of the team myself. We had the opportunity to purchase a fantastic new Volvo B13R 14m tri-axle coach with Jonckheere SHV bodywork for use on the club’s match day travel. Naturally given the requirements for quality and reliability we looked to Volvo Bus. The vehicles supplied to us in the past by Volvo Bus have proved economic on fuel, which is a huge positive for us and that has undoubtedly played a part in our decision to specify Volvo once more. Obviously we’ve had to make some modifications to the interior of the coach to make it more specifically tailored for work in the professional sports industry, but we’re absolutely delighted with it, as are Swindon Town.’
Volvo Coach Sales supplied the coach.