Attempting to travel through London Bridge station at rush hour is tough enough at the best of times, but imagine tackling the hordes of post-work commuters while going into labour. Well, that’s exactly what happened to one woman on Thursday who started having contractions on a Southeastern train before collapsing on a bench on one of the station’s platforms.
The station staff came to rescue, wrapping her in blankets grabbed from a nearby branch of Oliver Bonas and taking her to a medical room, which had been set up while building work continues at London Bridge, where she gave birth to a baby boy at around 4:30pm with the help of an off-duty doctor before paramedics arrived.
According to a post on the station’s Twitter account both mum and baby are doing well and the little guy has the honour of being the first newborn to ever be birthed at London Bridge. Let’s just hope he doesn't get named after the station.