What is the key?The key is a plastic smartcard that holds your ticket data electronically. The key is a quick, convenient and secure way to buy train tickets, and improves your experience on the Birmingham Snow Hill line.
Your season ticket is stored electronically on your smartcard, after being bought online. This makes your electronic ticket less liable to damage and easier for us to replace if your smartcard is lost or stolen.
the key benefits
- free smartcard once you’ve registered
- save money on weekly and annual point to point season tickets
- buy online when and where you want to
- load tickets onto your key at stations in a one-touch transaction, without having to queue
- added security, tickets can be quickly cancelled if lost or stolen
- improved reliability at tickets gates with no need to have your ticket replaced every couple of months