Ukrzaliznytsia is considering the possibility of introducing women’s compartments in passenger trains, according to the railway journal Railway Supply, citing Ukrzaliznytsia.

What is needed for this:

– Develop IT solutions,
– Make changes to regulatory acts,
– Consult with lawyers, international, and Ukrainian public organizations.

In addition, Ukrzaliznytsia is working on comprehensive improvements in travel safety: all new and modernized carriages, which account for approximately 15% of carriages in active use, are equipped with video surveillance cameras and conductor call buttons.

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“The safety of Ukrainians, regardless of gender, is our fundamental priority, especially during this full-scale war period. Our railway workers have carefully studied global experience, as women’s compartments or wagons already exist in some Asian countries and have been tested in Europe. We believe in a comprehensive approach where alarm buttons and signaling in compartments, video surveillance, enhanced patrols, and inevitable punishment for any proven misconduct will play a key role in eradicating this phenomenon. Therefore, the current decision of the railway is to help women feel more comfortable and safe through a range of measures, one of which will be a pilot project with women’s compartments. We will test them for several months and, together with the community and experts, make a decision on scaling. This will depend on real demand and feedback,” noted the Chairman of the Board of Ukrzaliznytsia, Yevhenii Liaschenko.

At the initial stage, the service for purchasing tickets for women’s compartments can be implemented only through the Ukrzaliznytsia mobile application.

Recall that in 2010, Ukrzaliznytsia already introduced such a service, but it did not gain popularity.

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