Sangeeta reports: the train baby

Rail staff have been congratulating a new mother on Twitter after she gave birth to her baby on a service between Otford and Maidstone East, in West Malling.

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Second train baby for Southeastern

The baby girl born on a Kent commuter train last night is the second to enter the world on a Southeastern service, says company spokeswoman Sarah Boundy, "We're delighted mother and daughter are doing fine and we will send them flowers as soon as possible."

In 2001 Hayley Sheen from Chatham, who was seven months pregnant, unexpectedly went into labour on a train. Just minutes later little Chelsea was born on the Hastings line between Appledore and Ashford. She was two months premature and weighed just 3lbs 5oz.

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