Coventry ‘n’ Bus launched
Coventry’s first ever smartcard ticket, Coventry ‘n’ Bus, has been launched. The monthly pass costs £43.50 by direct debit and can be used on any bus in the city area regardless of which company runs the service. The launch marks the first of a raft of ticketing options to be made available by West Midlands transport authority Centro on its new ‘Swift’ smartcard. Further ticket options for the Coventry area will come on stream with Swift next year. These will include one week and four week passes available on a ‘pay as you go’ basis, giving passengers even more choice and financial flexibility. It offers a significant saving over the existing paper based ‘n’Bus pass which costs up to £62 a month.
MD of National Express Coventry, Peter Power, said, ‘We are committed to delivering more tickets through the Swift smartcard in partnership with Centro. The introduction of Swift should make it even easier for people across Coventry to use buses to get to and from work, school and college.’
Director of Travel de Courcey, Adrian de Courcey, said, ‘The new Coventry ‘n’ bus pass on the Swift smartcard is a revolutionary moment for bus travel in Coventry as the card can be used across all bus companies and networks within Coventry. It is both cost-effective and convenient and we hope it leads to greater bus use across Coventry.’