The special coach is to provide extra comfort and security to women from having "sexual harassment". 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.
|Window stickers of the 'women-only' coach|
Women passengers are encouraged to use the coach but they can choose to use normal coaches (front and back)
KTM said boys under the age of 12 were permitted to ride in the “women-only” coach with their female companions or relatives.
Meanwhile, the special coach for women for Seremban to Rawang route will start from 15 May 2010.
Metzelder says: This is a good move by KTM to honor their loyal commuter passengers as statistics showed that 60% of KTM Komuter passengers were women. However, more important issue is reliability of train schedule and other crime offence inside the coach.
This idea is brought by YB Zulkfili Noordin (Kulim- Bandar Baharu) during the recent Parliment session. Hopefully, more value added service and improvement can be done.
|Gender confusion? by Chang Mei Yen|
Men in the ‘female only’ KTM coach. I’m guessing that these guys are the ones who are against the move or they are simply ignorant.