Mind the gap

  • A woman struggles to board a Rajshahi-bound train at Kamalapur Railway Station on Wednesday, Jan 5, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A woman struggles to board a Rajshahi-bound train at Kamalapur Railway Station on Wednesday, Jan 5, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A man jumps down from a broad-gauge train at Kamala[ur Railway Station on Wednesday, Jan 5, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A man jumps down from a broad-gauge train at Kamala[ur Railway Station on Wednesday, Jan 5, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The floor of broad-gauge trains from Kamalapur Railway Station platform is much higher than it appears to be in photographs. Photo taken on Wednesday, Jan 5, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The floor of broad-gauge trains from Kamalapur Railway Station platform is much higher than it appears to be in photographs. Photo taken on Wednesday, Jan 5, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A man jumps down from a broad-gauge train at Kamala[ur Railway Station on Wednesday, Jan 5, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A man jumps down from a broad-gauge train at Kamala[ur Railway Station on Wednesday, Jan 5, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A woman struggles to board a train to travel to Chapainawabganj from Kamalapur Railway Station on Wednesday, Jan 5, 2022. The train floor being much higher than the platform makes it difficult for passengers to get on. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A woman struggles to board a train to travel to Chapainawabganj from Kamalapur Railway Station on Wednesday, Jan 5, 2022. The train floor being much higher than the platform makes it difficult for passengers to get on. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The floor of broad-gauge trains from Kamalapur Railway Station platform is much higher than it appears to be in photographs. Photo taken on Wednesday, Jan 5, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The floor of broad-gauge trains from Kamalapur Railway Station platform is much higher than it appears to be in photographs. Photo taken on Wednesday, Jan 5, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A wooden step is seen in front of the sleeping coach of a broad-gauge train in Kamalapur Railway Station on Wednesday, Jan 5, 2022., but such a facility could not be found anywhere else. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A wooden step is seen in front of the sleeping coach of a broad-gauge train in Kamalapur Railway Station on Wednesday, Jan 5, 2022., but such a facility could not be found anywhere else. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • People board a train to Chapainawabganj from Kamalapur Railway Station on Wednesday, Jan 5, 2022. The wide gap between the train floor height and the platform height makes it harder for passengers to board the train with luggage. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    People board a train to Chapainawabganj from Kamalapur Railway Station on Wednesday, Jan 5, 2022. The wide gap between the train floor height and the platform height makes it harder for passengers to board the train with luggage. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A wooden step is seen in front of the sleeping coach of a broad-gauge train in Kamalapur Railway Station on Wednesday, Jan 5, 2022., but such a facility could not be found anywhere else. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A wooden step is seen in front of the sleeping coach of a broad-gauge train in Kamalapur Railway Station on Wednesday, Jan 5, 2022., but such a facility could not be found anywhere else. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • People board a train to Chapainawabganj from Kamalapur Railway Station on Wednesday, Jan 5, 2022. The wide gap between the train floor height and the platform height makes it harder for passengers to board the train with luggage. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    People board a train to Chapainawabganj from Kamalapur Railway Station on Wednesday, Jan 5, 2022. The wide gap between the train floor height and the platform height makes it harder for passengers to board the train with luggage. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The Kamalapur Railway Station master mentions the arrangement of wooden steps to aid the elderly to board trains. But it was harder to find the wooden steps than the station master made it seem. Photo taken on Wednesday, Jan 5, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The Kamalapur Railway Station master mentions the arrangement of wooden steps to aid the elderly to board trains. But it was harder to find the wooden steps than the station master made it seem. Photo taken on Wednesday, Jan 5, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi