Launch of Swift pay-as-you-go smartcard

The West Midlands-based Swift pay-as-you-go smartcard is being launched this week in Birmingham. The system will allow passengers to load cash on the card and then buy single, return and day tickets on all buses in the region including National Express West Midlands and National Express Coventry services.

The launch will be headed up by Centro chief executive Geoff Inskip and Peter Coates, managing director of National Express West Midlands.