West Midlands is getting set to introduce an Oyster-style bus ticketing system that would enable passengers to easily transfer between services run by different bus operators.
According to The Coventry Telegraph, the region’s transit authority, Centro, is working on a smart card proposal that would enable passengers to pre-load cash, which is then deducted as it is used on the public transport network regardless of which bus company’s service passengers get on.
Centro chief executive, Geoff Inskip, said “We shall continue to work in partnership with bus operators in the West Midlands to develop the already successful nBus and nNetwork ticketing schemes with a key focus on introducing smart card ticketing, similar to Oyster, in the months ahead.”
Centro will pilot the technology in the New Year with a regional roll-out set to follow over the next 12 months.
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