Gender-segregated Carriages?

The Guardian is reporting a plan to allow those of orthodox jewish faith in Jerusalem to travel in gender-segregated carriages:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/aug/23/jerusalem-segregated-train-carriages

In some cases women are already required to travel in the rear of some designated buses, to meet the concerns of some Orthodox Jews. The report underlines the often tense relationship between gender equality and promoting respect for genuinely held religious values.

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