Pregnant woman goes into labour at Willesden Junction train station

Willesden Junction Station

Willesden Junction Station - Credit: Archant

Part suspension of London Overground Line after paramedics called to the scene

If you asked people to name the best place to welcome a new born into the world Willesden Junction train station would be unlikely to feature.

However, that was the situation one expectant mother was facing after going into labour at the station this morning. A spokesman for Transport for London (TfL) claimed the women did not actually give birth on the station but fell into labour and had to be rushed to hospital.

The incident caused the London Overground to be part suspended while ambulance crews were called to attend to the scene and the woman was taken to hospital.

However, the situation attracted amused tweets from fellow passengers and those caught up in the delays.

One Twitter user @blueeyedwebstar tweeted “Hope she names the baby after the station.”

Another @Mrimana said: “So someone just gave birth in Willesden Junction Station. Poor kid...when asked where were you born they can answer “Platform 5”.

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A spokesman for TfL said ambulance services were called at around 8.15am for reports of “a passenger ill on a station”.

The overground was suspended between Willesden Junction and Richmond and Willesden Junction and Clapham Junction for around one hour.

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