The cat decided to curl up on top of the Avanti West Coast train about 30 minutes before it's departure to Manchester last Tuesday evening.
Staff tried to move the feline along. But in true cat style, it decided it wasn't going anywhere.
A 'paws' in your journey
Passengers were transferred to a replacement train, delaying their departures by a few minutes. The train was then taken out of service so staff could coax the cat to safety.
Kitty is now safe and well so it’s time for a caption competition. GO! pic.twitter.com/OoZ7gArTRp— Avanti West Coast (@AvantiWestCoast) March 3, 2021
It took two and a half hours to convince the cat to come down off the roof. According to one witness, the cheeky kitty then strutted out of the station like it had much better places to be!
Nobody knows where the cat came from, and it hasn't been seen since.
This cat has still got all its lives
And this mystery kitty has no idea how close it came to using up a few of its lives. Avanti West Coast fast trains hit speeds of 125mph, and the cat was just a whisker away from the 25,000 volt overhead lines. Station manager Joe Hendry directed the rescue.
Did you spot our train surfing tabby cat last night? 📸— London Euston (@NetworkRailEUS) March 3, 2021
🐱More pictures and videos are emerging of its narrow escape - thanks to @AvantiWestCoast Maria Clores we can see the misplaced moggy did make it down in one piece - read more here - https://t.co/gWSCxj4YUb pic.twitter.com/fEAvHjDBTP
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