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Push for women-only carriages on trains

Tom Elliott
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There is a growing push to have a women-only carriage on late-night trains.

Bob Nanva of the Rail, Tram and Bus Union told Tom Elliott we are experiencing an ‘epidemic of sexual violence’ on public transport.

He said reserving a carriage for women would be a commonsense solution.

‘There is no silver bullet for this problem. We think everything should be explored,’ Mr Nanva said.

‘This is a low-cost, quick proposition that could be trialled.

‘It may work, it may not work. But there’s no point dismissing it out of hand without at least exploring the option.’

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