KTM KOMUTER PINK COACH FOR WOMAN PASSENGER ONLYBy rmr_view • Apr 29th, 2010 • Category: ! Product News
The first pink coach on komuter train introduced by Ktm bhd. this new pink coach is accessible by women only. the seperation is to prevent sexual harassment among KTM passengers. Female passengers of KTM Komuter train for the Sentul-Port Klang route can choose to take a ride in a normal passenger coach or in a special ladies coach.
Boys aged below 12, however, would be allowed to take a ride in the ladies coach if they were accompanied by a female passenger
KTM to introduce women-only coaches from today
PETALING JAYA: KTM Bhd will introduce its first women-only coach for the commuter train service operating from Sentul to Port Klang today.
The railway said in a statement that the move would be implemented as statistics showed that 60% of KTM Komuter passengers were women.
It said the special coach would provide more comfort and security to women and protect them from “sexual harassment and jostling with male passengers.”
KTM said boys under the age of 12 were permitted to ride in the “women-only” coach with their female companions or relatives.
The railway said it was not mandatory for women passengers to use the coach but they were encouraged to use it.
Named “Ladies Only At All Times”, the coach is located in the middle among the three coaches of every commuter train. The coaches at the front and back are for all sexes.
A pink “women-only” coach sticker will be placed on the window, doorway and in the coach area to differentiate the coach from the rest.
Passengers at stations can identify the special coach via a pink banner at the platform and pole.