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German train operator begins women only carriages

Postby Zenon33 » Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:27 pm

A German train company will start operating women-only carriages, a move which has been met with controversy.

Several reports suggest that the new carriages, for women and women travelling with children, are a response to the sex-attacks in Cologne on New Years Eve, which was largely blamed on migrants.

Regiobahn line announced this week that the women-only carriages will be available for passengers travelling between Leipzig and Chemnitz.

The women-only carriage will be situated between the train's two 'quiet' coaches and next to the on-board 'customer service representative' - train conductor.

Regiobahn line said in a statement that 'the local proximity to the customer service representative is chosen deliberately'.

This comes just days after the first person was charged over a sexual offense in connection with the New Year's Eve attacks in Cologne. ... tacks.html
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