The crew on an Aberdeen train have been praised today for helping a woman who went into labour.
Passengers were left in the dark as paramedics boarded the London to Aberdeen train during a stop in Dundee.
It’s understood the unnamed woman later gave birth in Ninewells to a baby girl.
Social media users were quick to congratulate the new mum, as well as staff on board the train.
According to passengers on the service, a member of the LNER train crew took to the public address system to apologise that no one had been round to collect passengers’ tickets.
Commuters were told this was because a woman was giving birth on the train. LNER later clarified in a statement that the woman did not give birth while she was on the train, but was taken off at Dundee Station and taken to Ninewells by ambulance.
The onboard message was greeted by a round of applause.
Speaking to TheCourier.co.uk, one passenger said: “We thought something terrible had happened, so it was really nice to hear there was a happy ending.”
A spokesperson for LNER said: “Yesterday morning a passenger showed signs of going into labour whilst on board an LNER service to Aberdeen.
“The crew immediately provided assistance to the passenger, guided by the emergency services, until the train arrived at Dundee, where the passenger was met by paramedics.
“The passenger was then taken by ambulance to a local hospital”