A new ‘Oyster’-style smart card is being launched in Nottingham to make travel around the city easier.

It is the first of its kind being used outside of London and is hoped to reinvent the way we use public transport.

The pay-as-you-go card will be available to purchase from network ticket machines and it is intended to provide hassle-free travel around the city.

The smart card will be valid on NET trams, NCT buses, Kinchbus, Trent Barton and the city council’s Link bus – including park and ride – from Monday.

More Robin Hood ticket machines will be added in 2016 and, by then, tickets will also be sold from retail outlets such as newsagents and travel centres as well as being available online.

Other travel cards such as the recent Mango card and CityCard are still valid, however the Robin Hood card will be the only one which operates across all transport services in the city.