Well, let us get a peek into my home station....
A relatively important station situated on the Sealdah to Budge Budge Section of Sealdah South Suburban Section (rush is there during
The level crossing is a good place for railfanning, as the tracks are far apart due to island platform system (two platforms in a single island with two tracks on either side).
I did not mention about the FOB present here because it is not at all used and also not required. The freight traffic in this route is as it is very low, so no use of providing the FOB. People easily cross the tracks. Plus, suburban trains are also not as frequent as say the Sealdah to Sonarpur section.
The location of the ticket counter is very confusing. ''The ticket counter can be reached by descending from the platform towards Sealdah side, turning left, and after crossing the tracks, again turning left and walking beside the tracks along the fence.'' Is there no other way to reach the ticket counter?
Nope. It is confusing for strangers. But still, it is visible from the platform. Just that you cannot go straight and have to take a detour.
It might sound confusing. But, it is easy to reach in reality. Just follow the directions as said.