The driver on my 6:00 PM Richmond train confirmed today that the Richmond line has been switched to five-car trains.
Prior to the New Year, I noticed that afternoon Richmond trains during the rush were suddenly five, not six-car trains. Not good. Recently, given the number of people on the Richmond line, it seemed like a seven-car train might actually be more helpful during the evening rush.
Not only are there no seats to speak of, people are pushed up against the doors of the train. We're talking Tokyo subway crowded. Moving around at each stop to let people off has become a problem - this likely has added to the amount of time the train is at the stop.
It makes for a very frustrating commute - fellow riders get cranky with each other. You can't read a book or newspaper. You just become a commuting zombie stalking fellow riders who might get off at the next stop.
How do I get BART management to quickly reconsider this change to the Richmond line?