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Baby born on packed London commuter train

2013-03-08 05:59:54

A girl was born on a train packed full of commuters on Thursday night. The Southeastern 18:18 service from London Victoria to Maidstone East was delayed at West Malling in Kent while the baby was delivered on board.

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."

Source: guardian.co.uk

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