UK Labour politican pushes for women only trains

Jeremy Corbyn has called for women-only carriages to be introduced on Britain's railways at night in a bid to curb sex attacks.

UK Labour politican pushes for women only trains

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Labour leadership hopeful, who is storming ahead in the polls, is set to launch consultations "to make public transport safer for everyone".

Launching his street harassment policy, Mr Corbyn said: "Some women have raised with me that a solution to the rise in assault and harassment on public transport could be to introduce women-only carriages.

“My intention would be to make public transport safer for everyone from the train platform, to the bus stop to on the mode of transport itself. However, I would consult with women and open it up to hear their views on whether women-only carriages would be welcome - and also if piloting this at times and modes of transport where harassment is reported most frequently would be of interest.”

Corbyn has put forward a suggestion of a 24-hour hotline for women to report harassment, as well as tougher rules for licence holders on reporting assaults on their premises and cabinet members for women’s safety on local councils, as well as raising the possibility of women-only carriages.

As the idea caused a  mixed reaction on social media, Corbyn’s campaign was quick to stress that it was a proposal that could be consulted  as opposed to a concrete policy.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 26 Ağustos 2015, 10:47