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Baby boy born on platform at DC subway station; Metro gives mother $100 farecard

A woman who gave birth to a baby boy on a Metro platform in downtown Washington is getting $100 in subway or bus fare.

Shavonnte Taylor received a handwritten note of congratulations Thursday afternoon from Metro general manager Richard Sarles. Included in the note was a $100 SmarTrip card.

Taylor gave birth Thursday morning on the platform of the busy L'Enfant Plaza station. Metro officials say she went into labor aboard a green line train bound for Greenbelt, Md. An off-duty emergency medical technician helped her off the train and delivered the baby.

Taylor and her son, Amir, were taken to a hospital in apparent good health.

Sarles wrote to Taylor that he's sure the delivery didn't go as she imagined.

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