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
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.