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Dundee to Aberdeen train crew apologises for not collecting tickets – due to woman going into labour

LNER train
LNER train

Paramedics boarded an Aberdeen-bound train yesterday after one of the passengers went into labour.

The busy London-Aberdeen train stopped at Dundee to allow the medical crew to board the LNER service and help the mum-to-be.

Passengers were left in the dark about what had happened, until the train pulled into Aberdeen station.

A staff member 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 hospital by ambulance.

The onboard message was greeted by a round of applause. One passenger said: “We thought something terrible had happened, so it was really nice to hear there was a happy ending.”

An LNER spokesman said: “Earlier today a passenger showed signs of going into labour whilst on board an LNER service to Aberdeen.

“The on board crew provided assistance to the passenger until the train arrived at Dundee, where the passenger was met by paramedics. The passenger was then taken by ambulance to a local hospital.”

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