Unit 14 Section 4 : Timetables

In this section we consider how to extract information from timetables.

Example Question

Look at the train timetable below. Each column in the timetable represents a particular train, and the times indicate when that train arrives at or departs from a particular railway station. We can use the timetable to answer some questions.
(a) If you catch the 1915 from London Paddington, at what time would you arrive in Weston-super-Mare?
Find London Paddington and look across until you find the 1915 train. Follow this down until you are level with Weston-super-Mare and read off the time, which is 2110.
Click here to show this on the timetable.

(b) Ted arrives in Chippenham at 2245. When did he leave London Paddington?
Find Chippenham and look across until you find 2245. Look back up this column until you are level with London Paddington and read off the time, which is 2130.
Click here to show this on the timetable.

(c) Tina catches the 2205 at Cardiff Central.
At what time does she arrive in Swansea?
Work out the answer to this yourself.
Click here to see the answer on the timetable.

 

Exercises

Work out the answers to the questions below and fill in the boxes. Click on the Click this button to see if you are correct button to find out whether you have answered correctly. If you are right then will appear and you should move on to the next question. If appears then your answer is wrong. Click on to clear your original answer and have another go. If you can't work out the right answer then click on Click on this button to see the correct answer to see the answer.

NOTE: You must give all times in 24-hour clock format (for example 0807 or 2331) unless stated otherwise.
Also, you must give any dates in the form number month (for example 3 November or 12 May).

Question 1
The table below gives the timetable for a ski train that runs from London Waterloo International:

(a) At what time does the train leave Ashford International?

(b) At what time does the train arrive at Bourg-St-Maurice?

(c) Where does the train arrive at 1657?

(d) John arrives at London Waterloo International at five past nine. Can he catch the train?

Question 2
The timetable below gives the times of early morning trains from Norwich to London Liverpool Street:

(a) At what time does the 0630 from Norwich arrive at Liverpool Street?

(b) Jason arrives by train at Liverpool street at 0903. At what time did he catch the train at Diss?

(c) If you catch the 0655 from Norwich, at what time do you arrive at Ipswich?

(d) Alex arrives at Ipswich station at 0900 and catches the next train to Liverpool Street.
At what time does he arrive at Liverpool Street?

(e) Scott catches the 0612 at Ipswich. At what time does he arrive at Manningtree?

Question 3
The timetable below gives information about trains from London Waterloo to Paris:

(a) Scott arrives in Paris at 1123. At what time did he leave Waterloo?

(b) Chelsea arrives in Paris at 1223. At what time did she leave Ashford?

(c) Jai wants to go from Waterloo to Lille Europe. Which train should he catch?

(d) Halim wants to arrive in Calais-Fréthun before 9:00 a.m. Which train should he catch?

Question 4
Mike is in Brussels and wants to return to Ashford. He looks at this train timetable:

(a) At what time should he catch a train if he wants to arrive in Ashford at 1741?

(b) Which train should he avoid if he wants to go to Ashford?

(c) If he catches the 1456, at what time does he arrive in Ashford?

(d) He catches the 1456, but falls asleep and does not get off at Ashford. At what time does he get to Waterloo?

Question 5
Use the timetable below to answer these questions:
(a) Rachel catches the 1600 at Reading.
At what time does she arrive in Bristol?

(b) Emma catches the 1330 at London Paddington.
At what time does she arrive in Bristol?

(c) Hannah arrives in Newport at 1545.
At what time did she leave Reading?

(d) Ben arrives at Neath at 1451.
At what time did he leave Swindon?

Question 6
Use the timetable below to answer these questions:
(a) David catches the 0939 at Exeter St Davids.
At what time does he arrive in London?

(b) Stewart arrives in London at 1514.
At what time did he leave St Erth?

(c) Helen wants to travel from Camborne to Plymouth.
What is the earliest time she can get there by train?

(d) Misha arrives in Reading at 1432.
At what time did she leave Truro?

Question 7
This timetable gives the times of departures of the ferry between Penzance and St Mary's on the Isles of Scilly, for 1998.
(a) What was the date of the only Sunday in 1998 on which you could catch the ferry?

(b) At what time did the ferry leave Penzance on Saturday 6 June?

(c) At what time did the ferry leave St Mary's on Wednesday 14 October?

(d) Was there a ferry on Thursday 15 October?

(e) On how many days were there two return journeys instead of the usual one?

Question 8
The following timetable gives details of flights from the Isle of Man to Heathrow:

(a) What is the flight number of the plane that arrives at Heathrow at 0900?

(b) On which day does the 1755 flight have the shortest journey time?

(c) How many flights are there to Heathrow on Sunday 25 October?

(d) What is the earliest departure time on Wednesday 21 October?

(e) What is the latest arrival time on Saturday 10 October?


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