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Thailand to re-launch women-only train carriages

Trains in Thailand
BANGKOK (AP) - Thailand's railway authority is planning to re-launch women-only carriages after a 13-year-old girl was raped and killed in her berth on an overnight train.

The State Railway of Thailand says the special carriages for women and children under 10 will start operating on main routes Aug. 1.

The women-only carriages had been canceled previously due to profit losses.

The railway authority said Thursday that the service will ensure safety and convenience of female and children passengers.

The move follows public furor over the assault allegedly carried out by the train's staff. Two employees were arrested, and the national railway governor was sacked by the military government.

The agency says the special coaches will be run by female employees.

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Mike July 24 2014 at 6:27 AM

Aren't these the same women who allow their children to work in Thailand's notorious sex trade?

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bootsnchaps60 Mike July 24 2014 at 8:00 AM

I don't know, Mike, do you have direct personal experiernce with this to share?

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DESPERADO July 24 2014 at 9:22 AM

Was in Bangkok and Cheing Mai in the late 60's on R&R from 'Nam and it was a wild place back then. Good memories from Soi 61 yuppers..

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