Woman gives birth to baby boy on J train
It was not the typical commute for straphangers on a J train where a pregnant woman went into labor this morning.
According to NBC, the 24-year-old woman was able to call for help using the train’s emergency intercom system at about 2 a.m. aboard the subway.
An MTA supervisor came to the woman’s train car, clearing it and blocking it off, before the woman gave birth.
The new mom and her healthy baby boy were taken off the train at the Chambers Street station and transported to New York Downtown Hospital where they are both reportedly doing fine.
MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota joked at this morning’s board meeting about his baby name suggestion.
“Looking forward to meeting this little baby,” he said. “I want to have something to do with naming him Metro, or something like that.”
Hey, Mr. Lhota, we like that idea, too!