Bus fares rise across the Black Country

NXWM is the regions largest bus operator

Public transport operator, National Express West Midlands, changed its fares on Saturday 2nd January.

Adult tickets have risen by 10p to £2.30 for a  maximum fare whilst a childs ticket now costs £1.15.

An adult daysaver has risen to £4.40 however a new off-peak daysaver can be bought after 9.30am and all day at weekends, priced af £4.

A number of prices have been frozen at their 2015 levels for customers investing in a pay-as-you-go Swift card. Using the contactless technology, which is similar to London's 'Oyster' cards, means you can load either PAYG credit or a number of the operators tickets onto a plastic card.

The technology is set to replace most paper tickets over the next few years, having already been in use for a number of season tickets for some time.

Peter Coates, Managing Director for National Express West Midlands, said: “We have cut the price of the off-peak daysaver to just £4 to make it even cheaper and easier to go shopping or have a night out and it will always be best value to pay with the new Swift smartcard.

We will also be investing tens of millions next year in new services, including more of our premium Platinum routes for Birmingham and the Black Country”.

To give better value for families, National Express West Midlands are introducing child add-ons, meaning an adult buying an off-peak daysaver can take children along for just an extra pound each. This could mean one adult and one child benefit from unlimited off-peak travel for just five pounds, down from over seven pounds currently. 

Full summary of the changes can be found here http://nxbus.co.uk/west-midlands/news/national-express-west-midlands-fares-changes-2016


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