The train stopped at Kildare station this evening bringing a special delivery.
A woman gave birth to a baby girl on board a commuter train travelling from Galway to Dublin.
It is understood that the 3.05pm service from Galway to Heuston was approaching Kildare just before 5pm when the woman went into labour and required medical assistance.
Staff on board the train located a nurse who went to the woman’s assistance. Ambulance services were also called and boarded the train within 20 minutes at Kildare.
According to the Irish Times, the baby was delivered by Alan Devine, a GP from Donegal who is living and working in Galway. He was on board the train as he was travelling to Dublin for a conference.
Emergency services were called and mother and baby were transported to the Coombe Hospital.
Train services resumed to normal within an hour.
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