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TransPennine Express Update

TransPennine Express have just issued the February edition of their Stakeholder update.

The update includes articles on Class 185 refurbishments, new seating units at stations, coffee inspired art, details of a stakeholder survey, Felix the Huddersfield station cat (see below) and much, much more. To down load the full update click the link here: TPE Stakeholder Update.

Felix the Huddersfield station cat becomes a publishing sensation!

Customers using Huddersfield station are familiar with the furry presence of Felix the station cat, keeping them company on the platform, while over 100,000 fans from across the world follow her antics and news on Facebook.

Felix has already raised thousands of pounds for the TransPennine Express supported charity Prostate Cancer UK and she is back on the fundraising trail with the publication of her life story in a new book. All royalties from sales of the book will be donated to Prostate Cancer UK, raising further the sums already raised by Felix for the charity.


No-one at TransPennine Express knew just how important Felix would become when she arrived at Huddersfield station as an eight-week-old kitten. Although she has a vital job to do as ‘Senior Pest Controller’, Felix is much more than just an employee. For her colleagues and the station’s commuters, Felix has changed their lives in surprising ways.

From bringing a boy with autism out of his shell and providing comfort to a runaway child, to helping the team at Huddersfield station pull together when tragedy hits them, Felix has helped them all. But it’s a chance friendship with a commuter that Felix waits for on the platform every morning that finally gives her the recognition she deserves internationally.

Such is the popularity of Felix all copies of her book sold out through advance orders well before the publication date of Thursday 23 February. A second edition of the book has been printed to meet demand and copies are available to order via the following link: