Go North East: 7139 / BM68AHC
Go North East's brand new "National Express" branded Volvo B11RT/Caetano Levante 3 7139 (BM68 AHC) is pictured here at Volvo Truck & Bus Centre's yard on Crowther Road, Washington, following delivery to Go North East, undergoing PDI prior to entering service. 12/02/19
Go North East have ordered five new coaches for the National Express contracts which the company operates. This follows the purchase of seven similar examples on the Scania K360EB4 chassis a few months ago, during November 2018, for East Yorkshire Motor Services.
These coaches have been ordered to replace the oldest stock at Chester-le-Street Depot's Coaching Unit, although only four of the coaches released will be withdrawn and disposed of, owing to the PVR increase in the Coaching Unit last year.
Due to an issue at the DVLA with registering the original registration marks, 7138 - 7142 surrendered their BD68xxx registration marks prior to delivery and were re-registered to BM68xxx series registration marks.
7138 will now be registered BM68 AHA
7139 will now be registered BM68 AHC
7140 will now be registered BM68 AHD
7141 will now be registered BM68 AHE
7142 will now be registered BM68 AHF