Baby born on London-bound high-speed train

Baby born on London-bound high-speed train

Baby is born on board a service at Stratford station as mother unexpectedly goes into labour

Rail staff had to deal with an unexpected arrival last night following the birth of a baby on board a train.

Southeastern passengers travelling from Ramsgate experienced delays of 45 minutes as paramedics helped deliver the newborn at Stratford International at around 9pm.

“At 8.55pm the Ramsgate to St Pancras service was held for around 45 minutes in the station while an ambulance was called to the train, and paramedics have since moved both mother and new baby to the hospital.

The mum and baby were both taken to hospital before those on the train carried on their journey towards London.

A spokesman for Southeastern said: “We were pleased to welcome a new arrival on board one of our services earlier this evening following the birth of a baby on board at Stratford International.

A spokesman for Southeastern said: “We were pleased to welcome a new arrival on board one of our services earlier this evening following the birth of a baby on board at Stratford International.

Southeastern passengers took the 45 minute delay with more patience than usual, quipping that “for once” there was a good reason for the hold up.

“At 8.55pm the Ramsgate to St Pancras service was held for around 45 minutes in the station while an ambulance was called to the train, and paramedics have since moved both mother and new baby to the hospital.

The mum and baby — believed to be a boy — were taken to hospital and the train then continued its journey into central London.

A baby has been born on a train after its mother went into labour unexpectedly while on a London-bound service.

“Was the mother pregnant before she boarded or was the train that delayed? With you guys its quite possible,” someone joked.

Trains heading into Stratford International were delayed after an ambulance was called to the train following the birth of the new baby. 

Paramedics helped deliver the baby in a train carriage at Londons Stratford International Station at about 9pm.

Trains heading into Stratford International were delayed after a mother went into labour on a London-bound train 

Southeasterns Twitter account wrote: London bound Trains are being delayed at Stratford International after an ambulance has been called to a train following the birth of a new baby on board. 

The pregnant woman was on a Southeastern train heading into Londons Stratford International (pictured) when she went unexpectedly went into labour

London bound trains are unable to stop at the station until the ambulance arrives. Congratulations to mother & child. 

A later update read: The paramedics are on site now to take the mother and new baby to the hospital and the train will be on the move soon. 

A statement read: We were pleased to welcome a new arrival on board one of our services earlier this evening following the birth of a baby on board at Stratford International. 

At 20:55 the Ramsgate to St Pancras service was held for around 45 minutes in the station while an ambulance was called to the train, and paramedics have since moved both mother and new baby to the hospital. Congratulations to both mother & child. 

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