Travelling by train is very cheap and comfortable so a railway station is a place full of great hustle and bustle.Here we come across people from different parts of the country in different fashions and colors.
 Last Sunday, I went to Chennai central station to see off my friend.She was going to Kolkata by the Howrah mail.The waiting hall was crowded with all sorts of passengers.There was a long queue infront of the booking window.Everyone seemed to be in a hurry.A passenger's pocket was picked.But the pick pocket was caught red-handed and handed over to the police.I brought the ticket and came off.We soon reached the platform.The scene was very interesting.Passengers were waiting eagerly for the arrival of the train.Some were sitting on the benches and smoking or reading newspaper.A few were pacing up and down the platform.
The train stamped in.There were noise and commotions everywhere.There was a great rush at the doors of compartments.Many passengers got down and many got in.Coolies were seen carrying heavy bundles of luggage on their heads.Children clung to their parents in the great rush.The whole platform was full of noise.
Luckily my friend got a comfortable seat near a window.Soon all were settled.It was time for the train to depart.The guard flew the whistle and waved the green flag.The engine whistled and the train began to move.There was waging of hands and handkerchiefs.The train gains speed and left the station.The platform looked a deserted place once again.
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