A MUM sparked rush-hour chaos after leaving her baby on a train.
Horrified commuters were told the mother became separated from her child at Peckham Rye station, South East London around 5pm yesterday.
Station staff took the baby – said to be in a pram – off the Victoria to Dartford train at the following stop.
The panicked mother frantically called South Eastern Railways to warn them she had forgotten her child.
They were reunited after she came back to collect her baby and are said to be “safe and well”.
But shocked travellers questioned how the mum could forget to take her child off the train.
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One 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 posted: “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.”
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.”