A Dublin Rathdown Senator is calling for a bit more “cop-on and courtesy” and better etiquette from commuters on the Luas.

Senator Neale Richmond (FG) has asked Luas bosses, Transdev to ask commuters who use backpacks to remove them, which is a common complaint on a packed tram.

“The net effect discommodes passengers and results in vital standing space being taken up.

“A simple measure to partially alleviate this would be if Transdev would replicate signage already in use in London on the underground asking commuters to remove backpacks while on trams.”

He added for commuters to adhere to announcements to move down the aisles to allow others on board.

“This also applies to allowing the elderly or pregnant women sit down on packed trams.

“A bit more cop-on and courtesy to all would be a good way to begin 2019 for all using Luas trams,” said Senator Richmond.