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Baby Girl Born On Kent Commuter Train
Passengers were delayed in Kent on Thursday night after a woman went into labour while on a train.
National Rail tweeted there would be delays between Otford and Maidstone at around 8.30pm after the woman gave birth to a baby girl.
The tweet said: "We've now been informed that a passenger has given birth to a baby girl.
"Congratulations to the mother who gave birth to a baby girl Phoebe on board the 18:18 London Victoria to Ashford train."
A spokesman for Southeastern 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."