STOURBRIDGE Junction's feline star George the cat has helped the station through to the final in the World Cup of Stations.

The station notched up 44.3 per cent of the vote in the semi finals of the rail industry’s annual celebration of train stations across the UK - beating Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Central.

Commuters and members of the public had been urged not to 'paws' and to cast their vote in the semis - after the station fought off competition from Leamington Spa, Tamworth and Warwick Parkway in an earlier round.

Today (Friday October 16) Stourbridge Junction must beat London King's Cross, Huddersfield and Glasgow Queen Street to win.

Members of the public can vote in the grand final on the Rail Delivery Group’s Twitter account, @RailDeliveryGrp, or by following the hashtag #WorldCupOfStations.

Stourbridge Junction, operated by West Midlands Railway, was shortlisted in the competition in part due to the hard work shown by staff in installing new signage and educating passengers to ensure they can travel safely and comfortably amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Resident ginger and white cat George, the station's furry ambassador, has also been credited for the nomination as he helps the station to spread the latest railway safety messages through his very own social media accounts.