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Woman delivers Christmas baby on SEPTA train

A baby is born on the Market-Frankford Line on Christmas evening, as shot by Insta@sunnyaliii/Instagram

On the evening of Christmas, a woman delivered a baby boy on the Market-Frankford Line.

The delivery happened while the train was heading eastbound toward the 15th Street station.

SEPTA police chief Thomas J. Nestel III tweeted around 6:21 p.m. on Christmas after the baby was born successfully, “ Transit Police SGT and PO deliver baby on Market Frankford El train!!!! WOOHOO!!! Now that's a Christmas gift!!!”

A SEPTA police officer and a Philadelphia Police Department officer both responded to the scene and assisted the woman as she gave birth while stunned passengers watched.

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Trains were delayed for about 30 minutes with all passengers boarding on the westbound platform at the station as a result of the birth.

The baby and its mother were transported to Hahnemann Hospital in good condition, NBC reported.

 
 
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