A high-speed train had to make an unscheduled stop when a woman gave birth to a baby in the restaurant car, officials said Thursday. The intercity train was traveling between the capital, Lisbon, and the country's second-largest city, Porto, when the woman went into labor Wednesday, national rail company Caminhos de Ferro Portugueses said.
The ticket collector and a kitchen worker went to the 21-year-old woman's aid. However, a male nurse answered an appeal over the train's intercom system and delivered the baby, the company said.
The train stopped at the next available station where the mother and baby girl, to be baptized Mariana, were taken to hospital. Both were said to be healthy.