A pregnant woman on a busy rush hour London train went into labour yesterday evening. Commuters on board the crowded West Malling service got the commute of their lives when the women gave birth to a baby girl called Phoebe.

The little girl was born at West Mailing on – the 18:18 London Victoria to Maidstone East service. While the baby was being delivered, National Rail tweeted there would be delays between Otford and Maidstone at around 8.30pm after the woman had delivered the baby girl.

The new-born and its mother are said to be doing fine following the successful delivery by rail staff, and a fellow passenger who is believed to have helped with the delivery. A spokesman for National Rail told the BBC : “The normal protocol for a medical emergency is for the conductor to administer first aid, but it is likely he would have had to put a message out to ask for help.”