Gender-Sensitive Transport Hub - Leipzig Rail Station

[Limited spaces] On Tuesday 21st May, the day before the opening of the ITF Summit, participants are invited to join a technical visit to assess the gender sensitivity of the Leipzig train station station’s design and operations, along with its surrounding areas, in a partnership between Deutsche Bahn, the International Union of Railways, the International Transport Forum - OECD and Women Mobilize Women initiative. Throughout the guided visit of the station, participants are invited to reflect and provide insights into how intermodal hubs can be planned and managed to cater to the diverse needs of all users, with a particular focus on gender considerations. As part of the visit, participants will be divided into small breakout groups, inspired in the “Gemba Walk” method, to observe potential improvements. After the walkthrough, all groups will gather to share views and summarize the experience. The collected inputs will be organized in a short summary and used by the management of the station to guide actions to enhance the experience of women that visit the station.

Draft Agenda

16:00 – 16:15 Welcome and Introduction
of the visit 

16:15 –
16:45 Visit of Leipzig railway station

16:45 – 17:15 “Gemba Walks” 

17:15 – 18:00 Feedback and conclusion by
the group

18:00 Informal networking


International Union of Railways - UIC is the worldwide professional association representing the railway sector and promoting rail transport.

Women Mobilize Women is a network of female change makers from all over the world, seeking to actively transform the mobility sector to become more diverse. In addition, Women Mobilize Women aims to raise awareness to the topic of gender and transport amongst planners and decision-makers in the transport sector.

The International Transport Forum (ITF) at the OECD is an inter-governmental organisation with 66 member countries. The ITF is the only global body with a mandate for all modes of transport. Acting as a think-tank, it serves as a platform for discussion and pre-negotiation of transport policy issues by fostering a deeper understanding of the role of transport in economic growth, environmental sustainability and social

Deutsche Bahn - DB InfraGO is a federally owned railway infrastructure company as a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn in the legal form of a stock corporation, which was created on December 27, 2023 by renaming DB Netz and merging DB Station&Service into this company.


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Tuesday 14 May 2024