A Railway Station
A railway station is a place where trains stop and start from. It is a place where trains stop for the passengers to get into and get off from the train. It plays an important role in the system of train communication in a country. It is a busy place. It becomes very busy because of the arrival of the trains. It has a platform for the passengers to get down and get into the train. Here trains stop to take in and to drop down passengers and goods. Here the passengers are found to stand in a queue to collect their tickets in front of the ticket counter. On one side of the station, rickshaws, baby taxis and cars lay waiting.
A big station is always crowded with passengers, hawkers, and posters. If it is a big station, it remains busy almost all the time of the day and night. There are bookstalls, book-sellers and waiting rooms in such a station. Vendors shout their trade cries. Every station has one or more platforms for the passengers in order to facilitate them to get into or to get down from the train. When a train reaches the station, the passengers hurry to get off from the train. At the same time, passengers waiting for the train want to get into the train. As a result, a collision of two groups of passengers takes place. The passengers willing to travel by train collect their tickets from the ticket counter.
In every station, there is at least a building that usually made of red bricks which are called station houses. There are station master’s office, booking office, ticket counter and waiting room for the passengers in a railway station. The building has several rooms which are used as a booking office, ticket counters, and waiting rooms for passengers. The whistling sound of the departing train creates a situation of vacuum in the minds of the passengers. When a train arrives the whole station area turns into a noisy place. One can see from a distance the green, red and blue signals. When the train leaves the station, it becomes deserted and the buzzing sound of the passengers ends. As soon as the train leaves, the station sinks into silence and turns into a deserted place. A railway station is often a den for the anti-social elements. It is a suitable place for the beggars to carry on their trade. The whistle of the train, the rattling sound of the engines, the busy movements of the hawkers and the porters all make the station a place of great din and bustle. It is an unhygienic place too. A railway station is indeed a busy place. A railway station is a very important and essential place for the people at large. The authority should look into it.