Galway-based transport data company CitySwift has announced the creation of 50 jobs in the city over the next two years.

CitySwift works with companies including Go Ahead and National Express to improve the operations and passenger experience of public transport. 

The company's expansion comes after CitySwift secured €2m in funding from existing investors Enterprise Ireland, Western Development Commission, ACT Venture Capital, Irelandia Investment and Mike McGearty. 

The new jobs will include software, data science, and commercial roles including customer success, sales and marketing. 

As part of the company's rapid growth, CitySwift will also be moving to a bigger headquarters in Galway city centre.

The company was founded in 2016 in Galway by Alan Farrelly and Brian O'Rourke.

Brian O'Rourke, co-founder and CEO of CitySwift, said that unblocking cities through public transport is a vital component of a city's infrastructure, and it is critically important that the industry continues to innovate. 

"We are excited to continue to invest in the best talent to fuel our expansion with the hiring of 50 new roles for our Galway headquarters and look forward to finding some of the most talented software, transport and commercial professionals in Galway and Ireland to come on board our journey," he added.

Hildegarde Naughton, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, said that growth of this scale for a local company, especially during these times, is remarkable. 

"Informing and enhancing connectivity across the nation through CitySwift's platform will do a great deal in optimising public transportation for operators and passengers alike," Ms Naughton added.

Winners of "Best Emerging Business" at the most recent Galway Chamber of Commerce Awards, CitySwift plans to continue its expansion by moving into new territories, including Germany and Portugal by early 2021.