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Based on a sci-fi movie, this idea may soon be a reality.

This article titled “Sci-fi inspired MultiPass lands on earth” was written by Rupert Jones, for The Guardian on Saturday 16th November 2013 07.00 UTC

A futuristic all-in-one travel pass that you could use on trains, buses, the tube and even to catch flights, all at the lowest possible price, is the stuff of sci-fi, but will move a step closer to reality when MultiPass is trialled in London and Glasgow next year.

The Technology Strategy Board, the UK government’s innovation arm, has awarded a £1.1m grant to an industry consortium to pilot the new technology, which takes its name from a fictional bit of kit featured in the 1997 science fiction movie The Fifth Element starring Bruce Willis.

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