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Train Timetables

An interactive exercise on reading train timetables and making time calculations.

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This is level 2: finding information from a train timetable. Give your time answers in 24 hour time format in the same way it is shown in the timetable.

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Aytown Centrald. 0609 0656 0745 0842 0915 1014 1113 1206 1247 1320 1350
Bishops' Haltd. 0629 0716 0805 - 0935 1034 1133 1226 - 1340 1410
Cayleigh Bridged. 0642 0729 0818 - 0948 1047 1146 1239 - 1353 1423
Dozy Bankd. 0654 0741 0830 - 1000 1059 1158 1251 - 1405 1435
Eyrevillea. 0706 0753 0842 0929 1012 1111 1210 1303 1334 1417 1447
Foul Streetd. 0718 - 0854 0941 - 1123 1222 - 1346 1429 -
Gravillenotd. 0738 - 0914 1001 - 1143 1242 - 1406 1449 -
High Browa. 0757 - 0933 1020 - 1202 1301 - 1425 1508 -
What time does the first train depart from from Aytown Central? Correct Wrong
What time does the 0656 train from Aytown Central arrive in Eyreville? Correct Wrong
What time does the 1123 train from Foul Street arrive in High Brow? Correct Wrong
How many stops does the 1320 train make on its journey from Aytown Central to High Brow? Correct Wrong
How many minutes does the journey from Foul Street to High Brow take? Correct Wrong
How many minutes does the journey from Bishops' Halt to Eyreville take? Correct Wrong
How may minutes less does it take the 0842 train from Aytown Central to get Eyreville than the 0915 train?

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If you arrive at Gravillenot at 10:34am how many minutes will you have to wait for the next train to depart for High Brow?

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If you arrive at Cayleigh Bridge at 9am what is the earliest time you could be at Eyreville?

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If you have to be in High Brow by 2pm at the latest what is the last train you can catch from Aytown Central?

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Try your best to answer the questions above. Type your answers into the boxes provided leaving no spaces. As you work through the exercise regularly click the "check" button. If you have any wrong answers, do your best to do corrections but if there is anything you don't understand, please ask your teacher for help.

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Level 1 - Highlighting journeys on a train timetable

Level 2 - Finding information from a train timetable

Level 3 - Finding information from a real train timetable

Answers to this exercise are available lower down this page when you are logged in to your Transum account. If you don’t yet have a Transum subscription one can be very quickly set up if you are a teacher, tutor or parent.

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The video above is from RawMaths.

You may also want to use a calculator to check your working. See Calculator Workout skill 12.

Don't wait until you have finished the exercise before you click on the 'Check' button. Click it often as you work through the questions to see if you are answering them correctly. You can double-click the 'Check' button to make it float at the bottom of your screen.

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