Special train compartments exclusively for women have been introduced by a German rail company.
The areas for female passengers only are regularly checked by workers on services run by Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn (MRB) in the east of the country.
“We are implementing a request made by our customers,” the firm said in a statement to NBC News on Monday, adding that the compartments “are primarily designed for women who are travelling alone.”
Germany’s Pro Bahn passenger association — which has 5,000 members — applauded the move.
“Some female individuals have voiced that they feel safer in open coach wagons, but especially regional…