Peak hour turned even more chaotic this week after a mum reportedly ‘forgot’ her baby on a train in a dramatic even that held up hundreds of commuters on their way home from work.
The mum got off the Southeastern Railway train at Peckham Rye station in South London on Wednesday just after 5pm (local time), but left her baby behind, according to the Evening Standard.
After realising her mistake, she quickly alerted the transport company.
The company then arranged for staff to supervise the child before reuniting the distressed pair at the next stop, Nunhead.
Fellow passengers took to social media expressing how perplexed they were over the situation.
“The last reason I expected my train to be delayed at its stop was because ‘a mother left her baby on the train at the previous stop’ and they’ve had to hold it there so she could come and collect it,” one woman wrote.
“My friend’s train was delayed because someone forgot their baby in the pram... I mean how do you forget your baby? A whole baby?” another said.
Thankfully, the situation was soon resolved and the 17:04 Victoria to Dartford service was delayed by just five minutes.
“We received a help point call from a mother to advise she had become separated from her child at Peckham Rye station this evening, while travelling on the 17:04 Victoria to Dartford service,” a Southeastern Railway spokesperson told the publication.
“The unaccompanied child was helped off the train at the next stop (Nunhead) by station colleagues, while the mother travelled on the next service to collect the child.
“Both were safe and well, and the service was back on the move with a five minute delay.”
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