Baby born on Paris train, One of France’s busiest commuter train lines in Paris was brought to a halt yesterday morning after a woman gave birth in one of the train carriages.
The surprise delivery happened on the RER A line just as the train was arriving into busy Parisian station Auber, in the centre of the city.
The train schedule was thrown into chaos and commuters left in disarray as many speculated as to what could have caused huge disruptions on the busy train line. However, little did many know that the rail service had ground to a stop because someone had given birth during rush hour.
Dozens of emergency personnel rushed to the scene to aid the new mother and her baby boy, who despite being born on one of Paris’ busiest commuter trains, was completely healthy and doing well.
Mum and baby were transported to a local hospital, and transport company RATP later announced that both were happy and healthy.
In a wonderful twist to the tale, RATP also revealed that they would be offering the little boy free travel on their trains until he reaches the age of 25 years old. Not a bad perk after having such a dramatic start in life!
RATP’s president, Valérie Pécresse, took to Twitter to send her congratulations to the new mum, and wish the newborn baby boy a, “long and happy life.”