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Sir Paul McCartney stuns commuters choosing second class on train | Daily Mail Online

Sir Paul McCartney stuns commuters choosing second class on train | Daily Mail Online

Sir Paul McCartney stuns commuters choosing second class on train | Daily Mail Online
March 19
12:50 2018

Sir Paul McCartney may have an estimated fortune of £780 million but the Beatles legend is not averse to saving the odd penny here and there.The 75-year-old was spotted rushing onto a train yesterday just before it pulled out of Charing Cross railway station.Rather than opting for first class, down-to-earth Sir Paul settled down in second class, sitting alongside ordinary commuters and their bicycles. Dressed smartly in a suit and crisp white shirt, Britain’s most famous singer songwriter kept a low profile as he sat quietly on his own in the carriage.

Ollie Wong, 27, couldn’t believe it when the former Beatle got into his carriage.

The recruitment consultant told MailOnline: ‘He was talking on his phone saying ‘I’ve just managed to get on a train. I’m on the train now.’

‘I looked at him and I instantly thought, ‘That’s Paul McCartney!’ I couldn’t believe he was slumming it in second class with me.’

Mr Wong, from Tooting in south London, says that the pop icon – who wore an understated green jacket over his suit and was and carrying a rucksack – seemed deep in thought.

‘He didn’t say anything else as he knew that it might have drawn attention from other passengers.

‘I’m not normally shy when I meet celebrities, but I could tell that he didn’t want any attention, so I just kept schtum too before I got off at London Bridge 10 minutes later.

‘I didn’t recognise his voice on the phone, but his face was so familiar.

‘He was alone and he was dressed really down to earth. He just sat and quietly read.’

He added: ‘It was amazing to see a legend sat in front of you like that.’

It is not known where McCartney was going but he lives with his wife Nancy Shevell, 58, in picturesque East Sussex.

A spokesman for Sir Paul refused to comment, although another source confirmed he is a down-to-earth guy who often travels using public transport.

A day earlier, Sir Paul was pictured pushing his showbiz pal Sir Michael Caine in a wheelchair after he fell and broke his ankle on the actor’s 85th birthday.

The pair were at the British Film Institute screening of Michael Caine’s new documentary, My Generation, on London’s Southbank.

Sir Paul recently put his rare 1967 vintage Lamborghini – which he used from 1968 during the height of Beatlemania – up for sale for £494,000 at auction.

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