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 congratulations. @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."
Service suspended on Southeastern at Cannon Street due to broken down train and ice on the line.
Southeastern are unable to run into Cannon Streetat present. Services will resume as soon as the broken down train is recovered and the line is de-iced.
Disruption on Southeastern between Westcombe Park and Deptford due to signalling problem. Tickets being accepted on DLR services.
London-bound services are being diverted via Lewisham and Westcombe Park, Maze Hill, Greenwich and Deptford will not be served.
Passengers can travel via Charlton for alternate services.
Country-bound services are not affected.
South West Trains and Southeastern are still reporting delays caused by the wintry weather.
All other lines in London have now returned to normal.
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Delays of up to one hour and 30 minutes on First Capital Connect between Bedford and Brighton, and between Luton and Sutton (Greater London) due to broken down train at Blackfriars.
Also affecting Southeastern services, with delays of up to 45 minutes between Kentish Town and Sevenoaks, and between Luton and Orpington.
Disruption on Southeastern between London Bridge and Orpington, and between London Bridge and Bexley due to trespass incident between London Bridge and Hither Green.
All services subject to delays of up to 45 minutes. Some trains will be unable to run through the area until the incident is resolved.
Nearly five million passenger journeys were made on Southeastern trains during the London 2012 Paralympics.
Charles Horton, managing director said: “We carried around 100,000 extra passengers every day during the Paralympic Games, including around a million journeys on our Javelin service."
The high-speed route from St Pancras connected directly with Stratford, the station nearest the Olympic Park.
Southeastern trains between Grove Park and Bromley North have been suspended due to a broken down train. Tickets are being accepted on local bus routes.