New York Post reports:
Wanda Dueno was headed to her sister’s home in The Bronx after visiting friends in Queens at about 1:30 a.m. when she realized that her baby wasn’t going to wait.
“I was trying to keep him in,” Dueno told The Post from the maternity ward at New York Downtown Hospital.
Little 7-pound, 2-ounce Libasse Dueno was born as the train was pulling into the Chambers Street station.
“No one was there. I was the only one on the train,” said Dueno, who also has a 1-year-old son.
When contractions started, she hit the emergency intercom button on the subway wall — but by the time a conductor arrived a few minutes later it was over.
“I already had him in my hands,” Dueno said while holding her bubbly son.
Even though Wanda has named her son, she’s open to nickname suggestions.
“You could call him . . . MetroCard?” her sister suggested.
MTA chief Joseph Lhota made the “joyous announcement” at yesterday’s agency meeting, saying, “I’m looking forward to meeting this little baby,” who he joked should have been named “Metro.”
Wanda, a New York City native who now lives in Philadelphia, was visiting relatives for her birthday next Monday.
Transit officials temporarily halted service to clean the subway car.
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