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Train Timetables

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

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This is level 3: finding information from a real 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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Train timetable

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What time does the 1350 from Stoke-on-Trent arrive in London Euston? Correct Wrong
Which train from Stoke-on-Trent arrives in London Euston at 0924? Correct Wrong
How many minutes does the 1442 from Stafford take to get to London Euston? Correct Wrong
How many minutes does the 1444 from Stafford take to get to London Euston on Sundays? Correct Wrong
What is the first train after 5pm to leave Stafford for London on Saturdays? Correct Wrong
Janice needs to be at London Euston Station by 10am on a Tuesday morning. What is the time of the latest train she can catch from Stoke-on-Trent to get her there in time? Correct Wrong
Jaspal needs to be at a meeting in central London at 9am on a Friday morning. He allows 45 minutes to travel from Euston to the meeting venue. What is the time of the latest train he can catch from Stafford to get him there in time? Correct Wrong
How many minutes slower is the train that leaves Stafford at 7:42pm on Saturdays than the train that leaves Stafford at the same time on weekdays? Correct Wrong
On a Sunday morning Lee leaves home at 9:20am and takes 25 minutes to get to Stafford station. He catches the next train to London then takes 37 minutes to get to the London Palladium. What is Lee's total journey time (give you answer in minutes)? Correct Wrong
On a Wednesday morning Malissa leaves her home at 8:05am and takes 35 minutes to get to Stafford station. She catches the next train to London then takes 48 minutes to get from London Euston station to Picadilly Circus. What time does Melissa arrive at her destination? Correct Wrong
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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.

When you have got all of the questions correct you may want to print out this page and paste it into your exercise book. If you keep your work in an ePortfolio you could take a screen shot of your answers and paste that into your Maths file.

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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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