PARIS: Travellers on a high-speed rail service train in France experienced an unusual delay at a station at the weekend — while a fellow passenger gave birth to a baby boy, reports AFP. The pregnant woman began to feel contractions shortly after taking her seat on the Paris-Strasbourg train, run by German rail operator Deutsche Bahn.
She alerted staff and the train was held at the Lorraine TGV station in the eastern French town of Louvigny to allow a medical team on board which then delivered the baby, the Republicain Lorrain said.
Felix was a little premature, the paper noted.
Mother and baby were taken to a nearby hospital by the local firefighter service, which reported later that both were doing well.
The Republicain Lorrain said that everybody was now wondering whether the German rail operator would send a birth gift, or grant its youngest passenger free trips on the network.