First stop: Chambers Street.
A baby boy was born on the J train in downtown Manhattan early Wednesday, MTA officials said.
The newborn and his mom were taken from the Chambers Street station to New York Downtown Hospital around 2 a.m., where both were said by MTA officials to be in good condition.
The mother, who is 24, was alone in the car heading to her home in the Bronx around 1:30 a.m. when she went into labor, said Charles Seaton, an MTA spokesman. She used the train's intercom to call for help, and by the time conductor Veronica Stevens arrived, she had given birth, Seaton said.
"Looking forward to meeting this little baby," MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota said at this morning's board meeting. "I want to have something to do with naming him Metro, or something like that."
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