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The first steps towards a national travel card have been revealed.
A "Saltire Card" will allow passengers to pre-load money to use on trains, buses and ferries.
It will lead to cash-free travel and provide a tourism boost with holidaymakers being able to load up the card before travelling around the country.
The Saltire Card could also make it cheaper and easier for people to get around thanks to additional opportunities for promotions such as cut-price travel and flexible pricing.