Scottish jobseekers offered free rail travel

Jobseekers are being offered free rail journeys in an effort to remove one of the "barriers" to getting back into the workforce.

ScotRail Alliance said people seeking employment would be eligible for two free return journeys a month, for travel to and from an interview.

The firm will also provide travel tickets for the first month of a new job.

The company said the initiative would help boost the Scottish economy.

Managing director Alex Hynes described the policy as one of his company's "best kept secrets".

He said the cost of travelling to an interview could be prohibitive for people on benefits trying to find a job.

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