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A train operator in Germany is [launching / launched] a women and children only service on its trains. The [initiation / initiative] for the segregated carriages is an [attempt / attempting] to help women feel safer. There will be two specialised compartments on [every / all] of the company's trains that run [between / among] the cities of Leipzig and Chemnitz. The carriages will be located next to the one in which the train conductor is [situation / situated] . The new carriages are causing [quite / quiet] a stir in Germany. Some people on social media are [suggesting / suggestion] the move is a reaction to an increase in reported [incidents / incident] of sexual harassment and assault in Germany. Rail executives stress this is not the case, but is instead a new policy aimed [at / to] increasing security for women and children.

The [use / used] of women-only carriages on trains is not new. There have been [dedicated / dedication] cars on trains in many [other / another] countries for decades. In Japan, such carriages were [first / firstly] introduced in 1912. Last year there was a [caller / call] from Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the opposition party to the government in Britain, to re-introduce such [carriage / carriages] . British trains used to have 'Ladies Only' carriages up until 1977. Mr Corbyn's comments [resulted / resulting] in a backlash from female politicians. His [colleague / collegiate] Yvette Cooper observed that while sexual harassment and violence [again / against] women was a serious issue, women-only carriages were not the answer. Cooper said the move would be, "turning the clock back and not [tackling / tacking] the problem".

 
 

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