Berrys Coaches Name New £400,000 Coach in Honour Of Captain Sir Thomas Moore
Berrys Coaches customers have voted to name their new coach “Captain Sir Thomas Moore” in honour of the war veteran who hit headlines earlier this year for his incredible efforts raising money for the NHS. Customers suggested names and voted for their favourite on social media. Captain Sir Thomas Moore beat “Rainbow” in honour of key workers during the pandemic and “Clifford” after Clifford Berry who founded the company 100 years ago.
Captain Sir Thomas Moore is the newest and largest vehicle in the Berrys Coaches fleet at 14.5m long and with 75 seats. It is fitted out with in-seat USB and contactless charging points at each seat, tables and facilities for onboard couriers to serve hot drinks and refreshments. The purchase of the coach was finalised in February, but due to the Coronavirus Pandemic was first used in August when Berrys relaunched their popular Daily Superfast Service to London.
Commenting on the result of the vote MD Stuart Berry said “We’re delighted with the name our customers chose. It feels very appropriate, in our 100th year as a local family business, to name our newest vehicle in honour of someone who did something so incredible for their 100th birthday. After a long wait during the lockdown, it’s brilliant that we’re now up and running again and get to see Captain Sir Thomas Moore out on the road between London and the West Country on our daily London Superfast service.”
Commenting on the name chosen The Captain Tom Foundation said: “Captain Sir Tom has been overwhelmed by the generosity and kindness people have shown towards him and he is very grateful to you and your customers.”
Captain Sir Thomas Moore joins Berrys Coaches fleet of double-deck coaches in regular use between London and the West Country.