Baby Phoebe was born yesterday evening on a Southeastern London Victoria to Ashford International service.
A woman has given birth in Kent - while she was travelling on a train from London.
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Rail managers at Southeastern tonight thanked staff and passengers for helping with the delivery of a baby on commuter train at West Malling in Kent.
The guard on the train made an emergency announcement appealing for any doctor or nurse when he faced a passenger on the brink of giving birth.
The Incident occurred at 7.30pm and delayed thousands of commuters on the line to Maidstone East.
In what must be one of the most unusual excuses for a train delay a fellow passenger is understood to have helped with the delivery.
An ambulance was called and mother and baby were taken to hospital.
Both are said to be doing fine and the baby has been named Phoebe, according to a spoken for the train company. Delays of around an hour were caused by the incident.
Services are now back to normal.
Delays up to 15 mins between Otford & Maidstone East because of passenger giving birth on a train at #WestMalling" Classic
A baby girl was born on a train packed full of commuters tonight.
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 atwest 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."
#WestMalling ~ We've now been informed that a passenger has given birth to a baby girl. Congratulations to the mother and baby!
Delays of up to 15 mins between Otford & Maidstone East until further notice because of a passenger giving birth on a train at #WestMalling
Two people have been convicted after a baby girl suffered serious injuries in Bracknell.
The charges relate to an incident in March last year where a seven month old girl was taken to hospital with a number of fractures to her legs.
At Reading Crown Court a 28-year-old man has been found guilty of causing GBH and child neglect and a 22-year-old woman has been found guilty of child neglect.
They cannot be named for legal reasons and have been released on bail until October 26 when they will be sentenced.
Det Con Andy Ward, who led the investigation, said it had been a lengthy and complex investigation.
He added: “The baby in this case was hurt by the people that should have been caring for her.
"Fortunately, it appears that she will make a full recovery from her injuries.”
A 22 year old father has been jailed for five years after being found guilty of the manslaughter of his four month old son at Maidstone Crown Court.
Wayne Acott of Sunningdale Court, Square Hill Road, Maidstone was charged with the manslaughter of his son Mackenzie in January last year.
The court heard how Acott returned home in the early hours of the morning on Friday 21 January, after playing computer games at a neighbour’s flat, and fell asleep on the sofa.
His partner woke him a few hours later and asked him to feed Mackenzie whilst she dropped her daughter off at school.
When she returned and pulled into her parking bay Acott called her mobile in a panic, saying that Mackenzie had just collapsed and he didn’t know what to do.
At hospital doctors told the parents that the injuries to Mackenzie were usually associated with a high speed car accident.
A post mortem examination revealed that Mackenzie was subject to a significant traumatic event such as an impact or impacts to his head or a shaking injury.
Following an investigation by detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, Acott was charged with manslaughter on August 9 and pleaded not guilty on October 28.
Acott was sentenced the same day and received a five year sentence.
One of the rarest and most elusive primates in the world has given birth at an animal park in Kent.
Primate keepers at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park near Ashford were delighted when Belle, a female greater bamboo lemur had the baby.
The newborn is still too tiny to tell what its gender is and it has n't been named yet.
Police are urgently appealing for a young Southampton woman to get in touch. Sadie Olivia Doughty, 19, from Lower Brownhill Road has not been seen by her family since Friday afternoon. They are particularly concerned as she is believed to have taken her one-year-old daughter Amelia with her.