Some sad news to bring you today, as Huddersfield station's resident station cat, Felix, has died after the discovery of a terminal illness.
The globally famous cat served as ‘senior pest controller' at the West Yorkshire station.
Felix was born in 2011 and joined the team at Huddersfield six weeks later and spent the majority of her life ‘on duty'.
Felix sadly passed away on the 3rd December, and TPE are asking fans to refrain from visiting the station and instead leave their expressions of sympathy via the Felix and Bolt Facebook page.
Bolt, Felix's apprentice, joined the team in 2018 and both have featured in calendars and two books, raising more than £240,000 for charity.
A spokesperson said “It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Felix. On Sunday evening, she peacefully went to sleep, in the loving comfort of Angie Hunte (Station Manager) and Jacqui Cox (Station Team Leader). Felix joined TPE in 2011 and since then has left paw prints across the hearts of people from all over the world.
We will miss her dearly.”
Angie Hunte, Huddersfield Station Manager for TransPennine Express, said: “Felix was more than a cat; she was a beloved member of our station family and left her paw prints on many commuters' hearts as they passed through the station.
“Her presence brought smiles to visitors from around the world, making Huddersfield Station a special place. We will miss her dearly.”
Angie added: “We understand that many people will want to honour Felix's memory, we kindly encourage those wishing to fundraise or donate to consider buying the latest 2024 Felix and Bolt annual calendar instead.”
The Calendar is available from https://felixandbolt.co.uk/