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Interpreting Timetables: When's the Next Train? (1)

In this worksheet, students answer a variety of questions using information from the given train timetable.

'Interpreting Timetables: When's the Next Train? (1)' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Maths and Numerical Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Time and Timetables

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

This activity aims to help you work out information from a simple train timetable.

 

Example

Answer the questions below using the train timetable.

 

 

London
10:30
11:10
11:50
Richmond
10:45
11:25
12:05
Ashford
10:55
11:35
12:15
Staines
11:00
11:40
12:20

 

1.   How long does it take to get from Richmond to Staines?

Answer   15 minutes (from 10:45 to 11:00 or 11:25 to 11:40 or 12:05 to 12:20)

 

 

Answer the question using the information in the train timetable below.

 

London
8:10
8:50
9:30
Richmond
8:25
9:05
9:45
Ashford
8:35
9:15
9:55
Staines
8:40
9:20
10:00

How many minutes are there between trains?

5 minutes

20 minutes

35 minutes

40 minutes

Answer the question using the information in the train timetable below.

 

London
8:10
8:50
9:30
Richmond
8:25
9:05
9:45
Ashford
8:35
9:15
9:55
Staines
8:40
9:20
10:00

 

How long does it take in minutes to get from Richmond to Staines?  

Answer the question using the information in the train timetable below.

 

London
8:10
8:50
9:30
Richmond
8:25
9:05
9:45
Ashford
8:35
9:15
9:55
Staines
8:40
9:20
10:00

 

Tom turns up at Ashford to travel to Staines at 9:30, how long will he need to wait for the next train?

15 minutes

20 minutes

25 minutes

Answer the question using the information in the train timetable below.

 

London
4:10
4:50
5:30
Richmond
4:25
5:05
5:45
Ashford
4:35
5:15
5:55
Staines
4:40
5:20
6:00

 

How long does it take in minutes to get from London to Staines?

Answer the question using the information in the train timetable below.

 

London
10:30
11:10
11:50
Richmond
10:45
11:25
12:05
Ashford
10:55
11:35
12:15
Staines
11:00
11:40
12:20

 

If I arrive at Richmond at 12:00, how long will it be in minutes before I could be in Staines?

Answer the question using the information in the train timetable below.

 

London
8:10
8:50
9:30
Richmond
8:25
9:05
9:45
Ashford
8:35
9:15
9:55
Staines
8:40
9:20
10:00

 

If Kate gets to London station for 9:47, which train can she catch?

9:30

9:45

9:55

10:00

Answer the question using the information in the train timetable below.

 

London
8:10
8:50
9:30
Richmond
8:25
9:05
9:45
Ashford
8:35
9:15
9:55
Staines
8:40
9:20
10:00

 

If I catch the 8:25 train, I will be leaving from which station?

London, Richmond, Ashford, Staines

Answer the question using the information in the train timetable below.

 

London
8:10
8:50
9:30
Richmond
8:25
9:05
9:45
Ashford
8:35
9:15
9:55
Staines
8:40
9:20
10:00

 

Chloe gets to Ashford at 9:55, what time did she leave London?  

Answer the question using the information in the train timetable below.

 

London
8:10
8:50
9:30
Richmond
8:25
9:05
9:45
Ashford
8:35
9:15
9:55
Staines
8:40
9:20
10:00

 

Gemma gets to Richmond station at 9:46 and asks what the next train she can get to Staines is.  She is told to catch the 9:45.  Has she been given the correct information?

Yes

No

Answer the question using the information in the train timetable below.

 

London
8:10
8:50
9:30
Richmond
8:25
9:05
9:45
Ashford
8:35
9:15
9:55
Staines
8:40
9:20
10:00

 

I live in Londay and I want to be in Staines for 8:45 on Monday.  Which of the following options is true?  Select all correct answers.

I need to be at London station for 8:15

I need to be at London station before 8:10

There is only one train that will get me to Staines on time

I should drive to Richmond for 8:30 to make it?

  • Question 1

Answer the question using the information in the train timetable below.

 

London
8:10
8:50
9:30
Richmond
8:25
9:05
9:45
Ashford
8:35
9:15
9:55
Staines
8:40
9:20
10:00

How many minutes are there between trains?

CORRECT ANSWER
40 minutes
EDDIE SAYS
When you work this out it is important to imagine the situation. If you missed a train at London, you would have to wait at London for the next train. This means that we must only look at the London row to work out this answer. When we look at the times for the London trains, we can see that there is 40 minutes between each train. Best to be on time and not have to wait!
  • Question 2

Answer the question using the information in the train timetable below.

 

London
8:10
8:50
9:30
Richmond
8:25
9:05
9:45
Ashford
8:35
9:15
9:55
Staines
8:40
9:20
10:00

 

How long does it take in minutes to get from Richmond to Staines?  

CORRECT ANSWER
15
15 minutes
fifteen
EDDIE SAYS
How are you doing? For this one, we need to look down the columns. We need to know how long it will take us if we get on a train at Richmond and get off at Staines. If we got on at Richmond at 8:25 we wouldn't get into Staines until 8:40. This will take us 15 minutes.
  • Question 3

Answer the question using the information in the train timetable below.

 

London
8:10
8:50
9:30
Richmond
8:25
9:05
9:45
Ashford
8:35
9:15
9:55
Staines
8:40
9:20
10:00

 

Tom turns up at Ashford to travel to Staines at 9:30, how long will he need to wait for the next train?

CORRECT ANSWER
25 minutes
EDDIE SAYS
Tom should probably have checked the times before he left! To work out how long he needs to wait we need to look for the train after 9:30 that leaves from Ashford to Staines. The only train that Tom can catch is at 9:55, as he has missed the others. If he turns up at 9:30, Tom will have to wait 25 minutes for the next train.
  • Question 4

Answer the question using the information in the train timetable below.

 

London
4:10
4:50
5:30
Richmond
4:25
5:05
5:45
Ashford
4:35
5:15
5:55
Staines
4:40
5:20
6:00

 

How long does it take in minutes to get from London to Staines?

CORRECT ANSWER
30
30 minutes
  • Question 5

Answer the question using the information in the train timetable below.

 

London
10:30
11:10
11:50
Richmond
10:45
11:25
12:05
Ashford
10:55
11:35
12:15
Staines
11:00
11:40
12:20

 

If I arrive at Richmond at 12:00, how long will it be in minutes before I could be in Staines?

CORRECT ANSWER
20
20 minutes
EDDIE SAYS
You need to pay attention to the timings that you are working with here. The train from Richmond to Staines leaves at 12:05 and takes 15 minutes, but I am 5 minutes early for the train so it will take me 20 minutes to get to Staines. This question needed a bit of addition as well as time-table reading, well done if you got this correct!
  • Question 6

Answer the question using the information in the train timetable below.

 

London
8:10
8:50
9:30
Richmond
8:25
9:05
9:45
Ashford
8:35
9:15
9:55
Staines
8:40
9:20
10:00

 

If Kate gets to London station for 9:47, which train can she catch?

CORRECT ANSWER
9:55
EDDIE SAYS
Kate has missed two trains in the morning. She will have to wait 7 minutes, but the next train from London leaves at 9:55.
  • Question 7

Answer the question using the information in the train timetable below.

 

London
8:10
8:50
9:30
Richmond
8:25
9:05
9:45
Ashford
8:35
9:15
9:55
Staines
8:40
9:20
10:00

 

If I catch the 8:25 train, I will be leaving from which station?

CORRECT ANSWER
London, Richmond, Ashford, Staines
EDDIE SAYS
The only station that has a train leaving at 8:25 is Richmond. To work this out you need to read along from the stations.
  • Question 8

Answer the question using the information in the train timetable below.

 

London
8:10
8:50
9:30
Richmond
8:25
9:05
9:45
Ashford
8:35
9:15
9:55
Staines
8:40
9:20
10:00

 

Chloe gets to Ashford at 9:55, what time did she leave London?  

CORRECT ANSWER
9:30
EDDIE SAYS
How are you doing? For this one, we need to look down the columns. We need to know how long it will take us if we get on a train at Richmond and get off at Staines. If we got on at Richmond at 8:25 we wouldn't get into Staines until 8:40. This will take us 15 minutes.
  • Question 9

Answer the question using the information in the train timetable below.

 

London
8:10
8:50
9:30
Richmond
8:25
9:05
9:45
Ashford
8:35
9:15
9:55
Staines
8:40
9:20
10:00

 

Gemma gets to Richmond station at 9:46 and asks what the next train she can get to Staines is.  She is told to catch the 9:45.  Has she been given the correct information?

CORRECT ANSWER
No
EDDIE SAYS
Gemma has missed the 9:45 train by one minute! She has therefore been given the wrong information. Whoops!
  • Question 10

Answer the question using the information in the train timetable below.

 

London
8:10
8:50
9:30
Richmond
8:25
9:05
9:45
Ashford
8:35
9:15
9:55
Staines
8:40
9:20
10:00

 

I live in Londay and I want to be in Staines for 8:45 on Monday.  Which of the following options is true?  Select all correct answers.

CORRECT ANSWER
I need to be at London station before 8:10
There is only one train that will get me to Staines on time
EDDIE SAYS
Did you read the question carefully? There are 2 options above that are correct. I need to be at London station for 8:10, as this is the only train that will get me to Staines by 8:45.
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