What do you do with your train tickets when the journey's over? Maybe they go straight into the bin or get lost at the bottom of your bag for a few months. Perhaps they're given to your employer for reimbursement or used as a bookmark. Or maybe you're the type who likes to get arty, like the ten examples below. Welcome to the incredibly creative world of old train tickets.
1: Create a family of cute little owls and name them after your favourite places. Hull Trains destinations make good owl names, especially Grantham and Selby.
2: Sketching is a great way to pass the time, develop your skills and express yourself, and this artist has really gone all out by designing a full cast of characters, from a surly policeman to a lady beneath a sky full of stars.
3: This mosaic is fantastic and made entirely out of train tickets. Do you think you could create one of a celebrity, historical figure or family member?
4: Bet you a tenner that the girls in the Hull Trains offices will soon be wearing amazing ticket dresses of their own.
5: Isn't this beautiful? It's almost mesmerising. Such precision, such dedication, such expertise, such a massive amount of tickets!
6: A bit of a cheat because they're actually bus tickets but too good to leave out, especially because you can see the different designs used by various countries.
7: This could be a lightshade, or maybe it's a centrepiece for the dinner table, or a very large paperweight. Either way, turning train tickets into decorative items for use around the home is sooooo in right now, darling.
8: Such a simple idea, cutting out the skylines of where you came from (Liverpool) and where you are now (London), yet so wonderfully effective.
9: Forget about looking for a needle in a haystack, it's all about threading a needle on a train track.
10: If you really want to show off just how often you travel by train, you need to not only make a collage using all of your tickets, but also blatantly communicate how much they cost you. (Here are a couple of fun train facts that pay reference to the price: In 1926, the Soviet Union launched its first electric railway, and in 1980 the Oslo Tunnel opened, connecting the eastern and western networks of Norway.)
Looking for more fun railway facts? Check out this blog post.