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Transit officers help deliver Christmas baby aboard Philadelphia train
This Christmas delivery couldn’t wait.
It was a timely, essential Christmas Day delivery.
At approximately 6:00pm ET on the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s (SEPTA) Market-Frankford El subway train, SEPTA transit officers helped a woman in labor deliver a baby. The mother and baby were reportedly taken to a nearby hospital, where they remain in good condition.
SEPTA Police Chief Thomas Nestel III confirmed the news via Twitter.
Transit Police SGT and PO deliver baby on Market Frankford El train!!!! WOOHOO!!! Now that’s a Christmas gift!!!
— Thomas J. Nestel III (@TNestel3) December 25, 2014
A photo posted by Dave Kinchen (@davekinchentv) on
The delivery caused 30-minute delays on the line’s westbound route.
Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to provide additional clarity and context.
Ramon Ramirez is the news director, and formerly the Dot's entertainment editor and evening editor. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Grantland, Washington City Paper, Austin American-Statesman, and Austin Monitor.