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Ramsgate to St Pancras train held as baby delivered at Stratford International

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.

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

A baby was born on board the service from Ramsgate
A baby was born on board the service from Ramsgate

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.

"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.

"Congratulations to both mother and child."

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