Paris commuters using the RER A line train Monday morning experienced an unexpected delay due to unusual circumstances.
According to NBC NewYork, a baby boy was born on board the train causing passengers a 2-hour delay in their travels. The mother and child were transported to the nearest hospital by local rescue workers.
After giving the mother their congratulations, the RATP also offered the newborn free travel until his 25th birthday.
Lovely news from Paris: a woman gave birth on an RER train this morning. Transport authorities have offered the baby boy free rail travel until he's 25.
— Katy Lee (@kjalee) June 18, 2018
I ❤️ France #9304: Today a baby was born at Auber RER station and the RATP has offered the newborn free travel until he’s 25. 😀
— chez moi (@rnoyes) June 18, 2018
look i am not jealous of many people but i am extra-ordinarily jealous of the rer baby https://t.co/3CS5gTwXeZ
— Zach 🌻👨🏼💻🏳️🌈 (@franklyrosalind) June 18, 2018
A good reason the train is late! https://t.co/o66Ebk52BP
— Melissa Sander (@AlmostFrenchNow) June 18, 2018
Twitter is going mad over this epidemic, most in excitement and good spirits about the incident. Some are worried that the attractive incentive may lead to more 'unexpected' delays by future travelers.
Paris metro was disrupted for 2h hours this morning for an unusual reason: the #birth of a little boy. Just born, he already enjoys free access to the #RATP network until his 25th birthday.
Under these conditions, we might see more and more delays due to unexpected births. 🙃
— Mathiew Leiser (@LHmathiew) June 18, 2018