Transport Focus response to women-only rail carriages proposals

26 August 2015

Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn has said he would consult on women-only rail carriages on trains.

Responding to the news, Transport Focus’s passenger director, David Sidebottom said: 

“Generally it is very safe to travel by train – almost eight in ten passengers are satisfied with their personal security. Passengers tell us that they feel the best deterrent against crime is a visible staff and police presence on trains and at stations.

“Passengers will welcome the continued efforts of British Transport Police and the rail industry to reduce assaults on public transport and to encourage more of us to report incidents.”

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