Letter: Railway revivals

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The Independent Culture
Sir: So, they want women only carriages on trains, do they? Does that mean that elderly or disabled men will have to stand in overcrowded mixed carriages, while empty seats abound in the women's section?

Will the loos remain unisex, or will the new caste system apply there also?

Will my fare go up to pay for these excesses? The Victorian ladies' compartments were small, six-seaters. Apartheid for big modern open-plan carriages would be economic lunacy.

I have opposed this wimmin-only madness ever since I had to stand in the rain outside a Leicester "public" library, needing to consult a directory urgently, while a handful of women lolled around inside reading glossy magazines.