Women-only subway carriages will be reintroduced in South Korea's capital to try to curb sexual harassment of female passengers, officials said Wednesday.
Operators of Seoul's eight subway lines introduced women-only carriages in 1992, but the system was suspended just months later due to 'structural problems in operations,' a Seoul Metro spokesman told AFP.
'Previously, it had been impossible to stop male passengers from using women-only carriages during the rush hour,' he said.
Subway authorities plan next year to designate two carriages of each train exclusively for women, he said.
Last week a parliamentary committee called on the city government to reintroduce women-only carriages, saying incidents of sexual harassment account for nearly half of all subway crimes.