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Transit officers help deliver Christmas baby aboard Philadelphia train

This Christmas delivery couldn't wait.


Ramon Ramirez

Internet Culture

Posted on Dec 25, 2014   Updated on May 29, 2021, 9:47 pm CDT

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. 

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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. 

H/T NBC Philadelphia | Photo via Cookie M/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)   

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*First Published: Dec 25, 2014, 9:06 pm CST