Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 23 October 2019

Dubai Metro to move women and children's pink carriage

Cabins will be relocated to the end of each train to provide more privacy

Carriages for women and children were introduced on all trains from 2015. Before then one of the five cabins on each was set aside for women during rush hour only. Courtesy: RTA
Carriages for women and children were introduced on all trains from 2015. Before then one of the five cabins on each was set aside for women during rush hour only. Courtesy: RTA

Carriages set aside for women and children on Dubai Metro trains will be relocated to provide further separation from male passengers.

Pink cabins will move to the end of each train, at the opposite end from gold class, by the end of August.

At present, they are located towards the end of the central carriage, with no physical separation from mixed areas.

The city's Roads and Transport Authority announced the changes on Tuesday. Permanent women-only sections were introduced in 2015 after calls from commuters.

Prior to that, one carriage on each train was set aside for women and children during rush hour only.

Mohammed Al Mudharreb, head of rail operations, said pink signs will be placed on platforms and carriages to identify new women-only sections.

The metro is undergoing a 15km expansion to link the Expo 2020 site with the main red line.

Updated: June 25, 2019 07:16 PM

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