With a new uniform and badge, Felix, the moggie that watches over Huddersfield train station, has been promoted to Senior Pest Controller.

A beloved moggie who has spent almost five years patrolling a West Yorkshire railway station has been given a promotion for her dedication to her job.

Felix, a black-and-white cat, has been named Senior Pest Controller and given a new high-vis jacket and a name badge by TransPennine Express.

She has been working at Huddersfield Railway Station since 2011, catching mice, making friends with commuters on a daily basis and getting paid in cat treats.

 

A beloved moggie who has spent almost five years patrolling a West Yorkshire railway station has been given a promotion for her dedication to her job

Ever since she was a kitten, she has been a valuable and popular member of the station team, keeping it vermin-free

Felix, a black and white cat, has been named Senior Pest Controller and given a new high-vis jacket and a name badge on behalf of TransPennine Express Felix arrived at the station as a nine-week-old kitten to take up the important role of ensuring platforms are free of mice and other vermin.

Challenges were faced earlier this month when the barriers designed to catch out fare dodgers prevented her from patrolling the station for mice.

Thankfully the train operators spotted Felix’s problem, and she now enjoys the use of a unique cat flap that allows her to bypass the barriers.

The new system has been a success and the feline is able to go about her business.

Over the years she has gained the support of her colleagues and captured the hearts of commuters in the process.

Felix even has her very own Facebook page with over 4,000 followers.

 

Staff say that Felix is part of the family, although she does like to think that she runs the place, they sayThe CAT controller: Huddersfield train station's patrolling moggie Felix is promoted to Senior Pest Controller (and even has a new uniform and badge)

As a result of her hardwork Felix has been given her own catflap and has captured the hearts of commutersThe CAT controller: Huddersfield train station's patrolling moggie Felix is promoted to Senior Pest Controller (and even has a new uniform and badge)

Felix has been working at Huddersfield Railway Station since 2011

The CAT controller: Huddersfield train station's patrolling moggie Felix is promoted to Senior Pest Controller (and even has a new uniform and badge)

Felix even has her very own Facebook page, with thousands of followersThe CAT controller: Huddersfield train station's patrolling moggie Felix is promoted to Senior Pest Controller (and even has a new uniform and badge)

The beloved cat is pictured here being held by Andy McClements, Customer Services Team Leader, with Andy Croughan, Station Manager (left) and Chris Bamford, Customer Services Assistant (right)

The CAT controller: Huddersfield train station's patrolling moggie Felix is promoted to Senior Pest Controller (and even has a new uniform and badge)

Staff say that Felix can often be found on the concourse during the busy periodsThe CAT controller: Huddersfield train station's patrolling moggie Felix is promoted to Senior Pest Controller (and even has a new uniform and badge)

Ready for her close-up: The four-legged fur ball has gained fans at the stationThe CAT controller: Huddersfield train station's patrolling moggie Felix is promoted to Senior Pest Controller (and even has a new uniform and badge)

Chris Bamford, a Customer Services Assistant at the station, said: ‘The promotion is just a nice appreciation of Felix’s work. It is a reward for nearly five years of service. Her presence just brings a smile’The CAT controller: Huddersfield train station's patrolling moggie Felix is promoted to Senior Pest Controller (and even has a new uniform and badge)

The dedicated moggie’s name was given to her when she was a kitten and staff thought she was a maleThe CAT controller: Huddersfield train station's patrolling moggie Felix is promoted to Senior Pest Controller (and even has a new uniform and badge)

Over the years lots of train stations in Britain have used cats to keep mice numbers down The CAT controller: Huddersfield train station's patrolling moggie Felix is promoted to Senior Pest Controller (and even has a new uniform and badge)

Whether inside or outside, the Huddersfield staff member is always on duty, ready to keep the station mouse-free

Feeling right at home: Felix perches on seats alongside customers as they wait for trains to arrive

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