Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 27 August 2014

Baby girl born on commuter train

The infant was born on the 18.18 London Victoria to Maidstone East Southeastern service

A baby girl has been born on a train packed full of commuters.

The Southeastern train was delayed at West Malling in Kent while the infant was delivered on board the 18:18 London Victoria to Maidstone East service.

A spokesman for the company said he did not know who helped deliver the child.

He said: "The baby is doing OK and has been named Phoebe.

"The normal protocol for a medical emergency is for the conductor to administer first aid but it is likely he would have had to put a message out to ask for help."

Passengers took to Twitter to offer their congratulations.

One user, @thumper_1111, said: "Baby girl just been born on 18:18 Victoria to ashford at west malling. marvelous grats to parents hope all well."

But another commuter said: "That's the first good excuse Southeastern have come up with for a delayed train."

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