LOCAL rail users will soon be able to buy, store and use tickets directly from their smartphone using a pioneering mobile ticketing app.

Developed by technology specialists, Rambus Inc, the new all-in-one solution is built into ScotRail’s existing app and enables customers to skip the queue at ticket vending machines by purchasing and downloading tickets directly to their smartphone.

Customers can ‘tap’ through ticket gates using their phone – removing the need for paper tickets and plastic Smartcards.

The rollout will be phased in over the coming months.