State Railway of Thailand launches ‘Lady Bogie’ today


BANGKOK, 1 August 2014 –The first ‘Ladies and Children bogie’ is opened today to return confidence to train passengers after a recent disturbing report of a fatal assault on a young girl on train, according to Prasert Attanan, acting State Railway of Thailand (SRT) governor.

The ‘Ladies and Children Car’ is especially reserved for women, girls and boys aged lower than 10. The special bogies are available on the northern route between Bangkok and Chiang Mai, northeastern route between Bangkok and Ubon Ratchathani and southern route between Bangkok and Su-ngai Kolok. All janitors and inspection officers on the car are women. Passengers can notice the Ladies and Children Car with a particular logo depicting a woman and child in pink and purple colors.