Originally Posted by Colm Moore
There are two related issues.
* Level access.
* Low floor.
That makes perfect sense, but low floors aren't necessarily required for level access. I'm pretty sure the high floor trams were level with platforms and accessible, and as they're high floor, the floor within the trams were completely level.
It's a real pity that when IÉ underwent their platform rebuilding exercise a few years back, they didn't make some attempt to provide level access for at least DART and Commuter trains. I know there would still be a gap due to curved platforms, but it would be a whole lot better than it is now (not sure if an autoextending bridge below the door to fill the gap would be possible).