Ukrzaliznytsia (Ukrainian Railways) has launched female compartments as part of a pilot scheme to measure demand.

The sale of tickets for such carriages is available only in the railway's mobile application with female-only cars available on some routes from June 30.

Trains with women's compartments available for purchase will be marked accordingly in the app, and boarding in such carriages will be open only to women and children under 6 years of age, Ukrzaliznytsia said in a press release.

The price of tickets in women's carriages will not differ from the price in ordinary carriages.

The women's compartment will operate on four routes:

No. 81 Kyiv – Uzhhorod;

#41 Dnipro – Truskavets;

No. 75 Kyiv – Kryvyi Rih;

No. 15 Kharkiv - Yasinya.

"Further, we will look at the demand and make a decision on scaling this project to a larger number of night flights. We are also working on strengthening safety in trains, we will soon announce several more solutions," said Yevhen Lyashchenko, chairman of the board of "Ukrzaliznytsia".

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There was talk about the appearance of women's compartments in Ukraine after the appearance of a petition on the website of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, urging Ukrzaliznytsia to allocate at least one female carriage for women on all train journeys lasting more than 6 hours.

The petition’s author, Olga Ozhogina, explained that on lengthy routes, passengers often experience discomfort when sharing close quarters with individuals of the opposite sex, particularly during sleeping hours.

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