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Women Only Public Transport In Japan, Malaysia And Other Countries Spares Women Harassment

26/08/2015 16:37 BST | Updated 26/08/2015 16:59 BST

Jeremy Corbyn's idea of providing train carriages for women may have been condemned by his Labour leadership opponents but other countries have run exactly that.

The idea is not something new - Britain had such train carriages until 1977 and it was even mooted by a junior transport minister at last year's Conservative Party Conference.

These countries have all tried out separate sections for women only in response to harassment, violence and the crush of enormous crowds in rush hour.

Where in the world does use women-only carriages