I was heading out to town last night and arrived at my local Dart station at around half 10. Grand job, only had to wait about 7 minutes. Along comes the Dart and it is the longest possible carriage imaginable. I wait for the Dart at the top of the platform and as I board, there is no one in it. All good and it was a safe and pleasant ride to Tara Street station, and a grand night was had by all in Coppers.
However, on the weekdays, it is a different story. I always get the Dart into town to go to college and as one would expect, there's a myriad of people going to college and work and what not. The Dart carriage however, is sometimes very small. I would reckon the train coming from the South side towards Connolly I last boarded was about half the size of the one I hoped on last night.
It does be absolutely jammers in the mornings and you can hardly move (no chance of getting a seat, and a lot of people don't give up their seats for the elderly). Can someone please explain why the longest possible carriages are used during the night, when on one is on the Dart, but short carriages are used in the mornings, when there are people rushing to work, college, school and more? I have seen a lot of people unable to board the Dart in the mornings, because there is no room at all to get on. I'd say there's a health and safety risk somewhere along the lines. I am not sure the Dart was built to have peoples faces nearly smudged into the windows.
Anyone else travel by Dart in the mornings and have to put up with this nonsense? I am not sure if the problem is similar coming from the Northside towards town, but from the South side, it's an asinine problem, it really is.