Swift & Ticketing

We manage and administrate a number of public transport ticketing schemes in the West Midlands on behalf of bus, tram and rail operators covering the Swift nbus, ntrain and nnetwork ticketing ranges and Pay As You Go. There are also a number of ticketing schemes managed by transport operators directly for their own services. We also manage concessionary fare schemes.

All prices and fare levels are set by transport operators or in some cases by government legislation (e.g. regulated rail fares).

Please visit Network West Midlands for further information on the range of tickets offered.

English Concessionary Travel Scheme

We manage the English Concessionary Travel Scheme in the West Midlands for those who reach the age of entitlement or who qualify through a disability. The scheme is offered under legislation from the Department for Transport (DfT) and entitles eligible pass holders to free off peak bus travel (between 09:30 and 23:30 on a weekday and any time weekends or Bank Holidays) across England.

In the West Midlands this is enhanced for its card holders to cover travel until the end of daytime service during the week (beyond the cut off of 23:30 during the week) on any bus, train or the Midland Metro.

There are currently 537,000 card holders in the region making 75 million journeys a year.

Please see the latest concession scheme documents above.

Swift smartcard

Swift is the brand used for our transport smartcard. Swift offers a broad range of multi-operator, multi-modal season tickets for bus, rail and tram, multi-day tickets and a Pay As You Go scheme, all of which can be managed online, with automatic Pay As You Go top-ups available. Cards and credit are also available over the counter at one of eight Travel Centres, on-street Collectors or at over 250 Payzone outlets.

You can find out more at the Swift website.