I've seen plenty of 8 carriage northbound DARTs at around 5pm so I find it very hard to believe they are deliberately putting all the 8 carriage DARTs northbound to hit the city centre at 8.30-9am...
And anyway the 8.15 from Dun Laoghaire is only 6 carriages so that's one of those 8.30-9am DARTs that's not 8 carriages.
0755 is 8
0805 is 6
0815 is 6
0825 is 8?
0835 is 6
0845 is 4
The problem is passenger numbers are up and noticeably so, the volume of school kids is incredible, the bank of mammy and daddy can no longer afford several cars and we have kids traveling for considerable distances and incredible cheap fares taking up capacity. Throw mid term break in and there is a chance of a seat on almost every train out of Dun Laoghaire