September 26, 2018 4.45 pm This story is over 38 months old

Here with a ticket! Sir Isaac Newton arrives at Lincoln central

One of many famous faces at local train stations

A portrait of Sir Isaac Newton has been put up inside Lincoln’s train station to show how many paper tickets are used by commuters.

Over three thousand train tickets were used to create eight different portraits, which represents the number of paper tickets sold every hour by East Midlands Trains.

It is part of the company’s campaign to highlight their new mobile tickets which can now be used across their network.

As well as the Sir Isaac Newton portrait in the reception of Lincoln’s station, other famous Lincolnshire faces like Jennifer Saunders have been created for Sleaford.

A portrait of Jennifer Saunders has also been put up in Sleaford.

Robin Hood, Sir Richard Attenborough, Sir John Hurt, Alan Carr, Dame Vivienne Westwood and Matt Smith were also celebrated in collages.

British artist Ed Chapman worked for more than 280 hours to create the series of celebrity portraits.

Tickets were used in a collage to create famous faces. Photo: Connor Creaghan for The Lincolnite.

Lawrence Bowman, East Midlands Trains, said: “The ticket portraits are a fantastic way to raise awareness about [mobile tickets], as well as brightening up the walls of our first class lounges and waiting rooms.”

The original pieces will be auctioned at the Railway Children’s Annual Ball in November this year.

Money raised by the sale of the art work will be used by the charity to help children living on the street around the world.

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