Local trains are the nerve center of the city. It takes millions of people through the entire island city in considerably no time at all! I commute western railway everyday for a good 11 years now (I have been on Harbour line and Central trains but not very often), I have been a regular in trains that leave at particular times for long periods at a stretch. Needless to say, there are several friends I have made on my commutes, and yes I hold them very dear, whether I continue to travel with them or not. So this post is a big shout out to all my “Train Friends”! Mumbai is a funny city that way!