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Passengers offloaded at Gallery Place station, mother taken to George Washington hospital.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Ben Gross
Friday, December 28, 2012
A young woman went into labor on the Metro's red line during rush hour on Thursday afternoon. A story in the Washington Post describes the woman as being "in her early 20s" and "sitting in the first row of seats on a rail car." The woman's water broke on a train headed for Grovesnor-Strathmore, prior to the Gallery Place station, where the other passengers were offloaded. Metro's chief spokesperson, Dan Stessel, told the Post that the woman was "in labor, but stable." Twitter and other social media outlets quickly spread the news, with one user calling it "my nightmare" and another seemingly a bit more in the holiday spirit, calling the event "a good reason for delays." According to the article, the incident caused a 15-20 minute delay. …