Felix, a former stray cat adopted by staff at the Huddersfield train station, actually has it better than most human passengers, since it’s actually got its own VIP “ticket barrier” installed, in order to make it easier to travel back and forth inside the station.
As some of you might remember, back in late May, seven new gates have been installed inside the newly-revamped main entrance of the Huddersfield station, meaning that passengers now have to have tickets before getting on to the platforms. Furthermore, those getting off trains at Huddersfield will also need tickets to exit the station.
However, after the barriers were installed and went into operation, the feline found she could not get through the new high-security access control systems, designed to combat fare dodgers, a news report reveals.
Since Felix was distraught when the barriers came into use this month, train operator First TransPennine Express installed a special cat flap.
A company spokesman said: “After spotting Felix having kittens about alterations to her platform catwalk, we hope the bespoke cat flap which sits within the gate’s barriers will make her life easier.”
While Car Park Barriers & Turnstiles doesn’t really specialize in manufacturing cat flaps, we do however have an extensive experience in setting up a variety of site access control solutions, including here multiple Half Height Turnstile models, which are a customer-friendly alternative to full height turnstiles, and provide an unobtrusive method of controlling flow to certain areas of your premises.
The systems offer a very good level of speed and reliability, ensuring that even during a rush hour period, your half height turnstiles do not compromise the safety and security of those passing through them.
Styled in a tripod design, both single and double half height turnstiles are available, effectively doubling the throughput while keeping the amount of space used by the turnstile to a minimum.
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