Mum Leaves Baby on Train

by Laura Driver

We’ve heard of baby brain and being forgetful but leaving your baby on a train?!

Rush hour commuters were delayed yesterday after a woman got off a train but left her baby on board.

Commuters were told on an announcement what had happened at Peckham Rye station, around 5pm yesterday.

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The baby was taken off the train by station staff at the following stop. The mum called South Eastern Railways to tell them what had happened, and then took the next service to go and be reunited.
One person tweeted: ‘My friend’s train was delayed because someone forgot their baby in the pram. ‘The mum had to get the next train to meet the baby. I mean how do you forget YOUR BABY.. A WHOLE BABY.’

Another person wrote: ‘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.’

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A South Eastern spokesman said: ‘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. ‘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 are safe and well, and the service was back on the move with a five-minute delay.’


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Laura Driver

Blogger & Social Media Manager
Laura lives in Yorkshire, UK with her two teenage children. When they were little (and definitely not taller than her) she used to blog avidly about the trials and tribulations of motherhood. Laura is no stranger to all the joys small children can bring; sleepless nights, a random public meltdown or a spectacular poonami. She fondly remembers the time her youngest child rolled across a supermarket carpark in a trolley while she was putting her eldest child in the car and the time her, then, three year old took up swearing at a church event. Laura has worked for Your Baby Club, as a Social Media Manager, since 2014.

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