Smart card system for West Midlands rail network
extended across the West Midlands rail network, the Government has announced. The Swift card, which can be topped up cash, will be rolled out across the region as part of a £620,000 investment over the next two years. Passengers will be able to use the smart cards at the redeveloped Birmingham New Street from September. The expansion for smart ticketing, which is currently used on buses across the region, was announced by Transport Minister Baroness Kramer.