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Ministry vows safer public transport

Women-only services follow SRT's success

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The Transport Ministry has vowed to regain people's trust in public transport by stepping up safety measures for women.  

The recent rape and murder of 13-year-old Nong Kaem on board a State Railway of Thailand (SRT) train has sapped confidence in public transport, observers say.

Transport Ministry permanent secretary Soithip Traisuth said yesterday the agency is working with private operators to ensure safety for women and children on all modes of public transport.

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