New cab company to cater to women only

6th November 2007, Comments 0 comments

6 November 2007 , AMSTERDAM - Women in and around the city of Tilburg in the southern Netherlands will soon be able to travel in special women's taxis, it was announced Tuesday.

6 November 2007

AMSTERDAM - Women in and around the city of Tilburg in the southern Netherlands will soon be able to travel in special women's taxis, it was announced Tuesday.

The new company, which will operate on the same fare structure as regular cabs, has been founded by local businesswoman Tanja Schollen, who heads the central station taxi company in Tilburg.

The company employs only female drivers and caters exclusively to female clients.

The taxi company, called the 'Pink Lady Cab', will initially operate with two cars, each of which will have pink roofs. They will work during the day and on weekend nights.

"Female customers often indicate they feel safer with a female driver," Schollen told reporters, "we also expect a lot of clients who for religious reasons prefer not to sit in a car with a strange man."

Female taxi companies have proven to be successful in several major cities in Europe and the Middle East, including London and Dubai.

[Copyright dpa 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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