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Train Timetables

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

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This is level 4: fill in the train timetable using the 24hr* format using the nine clues below. All trains travel at the same speed and pause the same amount of time at each station.

Niggled. Bodgitd. Didumsd. Follind. Spuleyd. Rebbita.
Milk Train
Sunrise Train
Midday Train
Sunset Train
Red Eye

The Red Eye arrives at Rebbit at half past midnight

The complete journey from Niggle to Rebbit takes 45 minutes

The Sunrise Train leaves Bodgit at 8am and it leaves Didums at 8:08am

Trains leave Follin fifteen minutes after they left Bodgit

Trains take six minutes to travel from Spuley to Rebbit

The Midday Train leaves Niggle at noon

The Sunset Train leaves Spuley ten hours after the Sunrise Train did

The Milk Train leaves Follin at 5am

Trains leave Didums twenty minutes after they left Niggle

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This is Train Timetables level 4. You can also try:
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3

* The twenty-four hour format used on train timetables consists of four digits with no spaces or punctuation. For example the time of 5:23pm would appear as 1723.

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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

Level 4 - Fill in the train timetable using the 24hr format

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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