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03 Dec 2019

Help Southeastern find 'Tripod' the Gillingham depot cat

Help Southeastern find 'Tripod' the Gillingham depot cat: Tripod the Gillingham Depot Cat

Train operator Southeastern has put out an appeal to find a much loved cat which has long been adopted by staff at its Gillingham depot in Kent.

Train operator Southeastern has put out an appeal to find a much loved cat which has long been adopted by staff at its Gillingham depot in Kent.

Staff raised the alarm on Thursday afternoon after noticing that ‘Tripod’, so-named because he only has three legs, hadn’t been seen for two days.

Nathan Dove, Production Delivery Engineer at Southeastern’s Gillingham train depot said:

“It’s really unlike Tripod not to make his presence known around the depot. We’ve checked all the usual places, including our yard, outbuildings and surrounding roads, but unfortunately have had no luck yet.

“He sometimes strays on to the train with the cleaning staff, and we’re wondering if he’s got on the train unnoticed and it has left the yard with him on board.”

Southeastern staff have been urged to keep an eye out for the errant ginger tom, who wears a reflective yellow collar and is missing a hind leg. Staff are also urging passengers and local vets to alert them in case he’s been found somewhere or has had an accident.

Contact information

Southeastern Press Office

0330 095 9091

press.office@southeasternrailway.co.uk

Notes to editors

For further information contact:

Southeastern Press Office

Tel: 0330 095 9091

Email: press.office@southeasternrailway.co.uk

Website: www.southeasternrailway.co.uk

Picture is of Tripod, Southeastern’s Gillingham depot cat, who is currently missing.

 About Southeastern:

Southeastern runs train services into London from Kent and East Sussex, operating over 2000 trains a day, carrying more than 640,000 passengers a day, serving 176 stations and covering 540-miles of railway infrastructure.

Southeastern is owned by Govia, a joint venture between the Go-Ahead Group (65 per cent) and Keolis (35 per cent). Govia is the most enduring partnership between transport operators delivering rail franchises in this country.

It is the UK’s busiest rail operator, responsible for 28.7 per cent of UK passenger rail journeys through its four rail companies, Southern, Southeastern, Govia Thameslink Railway and London Midland. Further information on Govia is available at: www.govia.info Go-Ahead Group plc is one of the UK's leading providers of passenger transport services operating in the bus, rail and aviation services sectors.

Keolis is a French-based operator of transport services in 13 countries worldwide and is owned by SNCF, AXA Private Equity, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, and Keolis management.

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