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Alarming discovery on the roof delays train's departure for over 2 hours

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Passengers waiting for a train in London Euston experienced a 'paws' to the start of their journey after station staff spotted a cat chilling on top of the carriage.

By Ashley Murphy

Published on the 09/03/2021, 18:00

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.

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! 

Why do we say that cats have nine lives?

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.

"We often have to deal with birds inside the station, but in all my time here, this is the first train surfing cat!" said Joe. "Thankfully curiosity didn't kill this cat, and we're glad it avoided using up one of its nine lives."

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