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Interpreting Timetables: When's the Next Train? (3)

In this worksheet, students read information from a train timetable and answer questions.

'Interpreting Timetables: When's the Next Train? (3)' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Statistics

Curriculum subtopic:  Complete, Read and Interpret Tables

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Here is a copy of part of a real train timetable, showing the times for four trains traveling from London Euston station. 

Train timetable

Ignore all the red letters. Only pay attention to the d and a letters, which stand for departure and arrival.

The first train leaves London Euston at 0635 and its first stop is at Watford Junction.  It sets off from here at 0650.  It then stops at Milton Keynes Central and then doesn't stop until reaching Coventry at 0744.  Four stops later and it arrives at Wolverhampton at 0836.

Look at this timetable.

How many trains are shown for each day?

Train timetable

Look at this timetable.

How many trains shown go from London Euston to Wolverhampton daily?

 

Train timetable

Look at this timetable.

At what time does the 1510 London Euston train get to Coventry?

(just write four digits)

 

Train timetable

Look at this timetable.

At what time does the 0635 London Euston train get to Birmingham's airport?

(just write four digits)

 

Train timetable

Look at this timetable.

I have an appointment in Coventry at 1700. 

At what time should my train leave Watford junction?

(just write four digits)

 

Train timetable

Look at this timetable.

I want to meet someone arriving at Birmingham airport at 1800.

If I get to Watford Junction at 1630, can I catch a train?

 

Train timetable

Yes

No

Look at this timetable.

How long does each train take to travel from London Euston to Watford Junction?

(just write the number of minutes)

 

Train timetable

Look at this timetable.

How long does each train take to travel from Coventry to Birmingham International Airport?

(just write the number of minutes)

 

Train timetable

Look at this timetable.

How many of these trains stop at Sandwell & Dudley each day?

Train timetable

Look at this timetable.

Which of these trains gets to Birmingham International Airport in the shortest time?

 

Train timetable

0635 London Euston

1510 London Euston

1610 London Euston

2340 London Euston

  • Question 1

Look at this timetable.

How many trains are shown for each day?

Train timetable

CORRECT ANSWER
4
EDDIE SAYS
Remember in the introduction it states that there are 4 trains shown on the timetable. Looking at the timetable, there are 4 columns listing the times of 4 different trains.
  • Question 2

Look at this timetable.

How many trains shown go from London Euston to Wolverhampton daily?

 

Train timetable

CORRECT ANSWER
2
EDDIE SAYS
Read the column listing all of the different stops and find London Euston at the top and Wolverhampton at the bottom. Look for the times that are shown at the bottom of the table that end in Wolverhampton. There are only two: 0836 and 0234. Well done!
  • Question 3

Look at this timetable.

At what time does the 1510 London Euston train get to Coventry?

(just write four digits)

 

Train timetable

CORRECT ANSWER
1614
EDDIE SAYS
First read through the different trains to find which train leaves London Euston at 1510. It's the train times in the second column. Then read down the table until you find the Conventry stop which arrives at 1614. Good work!
  • Question 4

Look at this timetable.

At what time does the 0635 London Euston train get to Birmingham's airport?

(just write four digits)

 

Train timetable

CORRECT ANSWER
0757
EDDIE SAYS
Locate the 0635 London Euston train on the table in the first time column. Next look down until you find the arrival time for Birmingham Intl, which has an airplane image. The arrival time is 0757.
  • Question 5

Look at this timetable.

I have an appointment in Coventry at 1700. 

At what time should my train leave Watford junction?

(just write four digits)

 

Train timetable

CORRECT ANSWER
1525
EDDIE SAYS
Have a look at the Coventry arrival times and compare them. If the appointment is at 1700, the first time is too early and the last two times are too late. The 1614 arrival time works best, so leaving Watford Junction at 1525 is the answer.
  • Question 6

Look at this timetable.

I want to meet someone arriving at Birmingham airport at 1800.

If I get to Watford Junction at 1630, can I catch a train?

 

Train timetable

CORRECT ANSWER
No
EDDIE SAYS
Look at the Watford Junction times and notice that the 1625 train will get you to the Birmingham airport at the right time. If you get to Watford Junction at 1630, you will be too late and won't make the train.
  • Question 7

Look at this timetable.

How long does each train take to travel from London Euston to Watford Junction?

(just write the number of minutes)

 

Train timetable

CORRECT ANSWER
15
EDDIE SAYS
Look through the table times and find how many minutes it takes from London Euston to Watford Junction. From 0635-0650 it's 15 minutes, as well as 1510-1525 and 1610-1625. So the answer is 15 minutes. Well done!
  • Question 8

Look at this timetable.

How long does each train take to travel from Coventry to Birmingham International Airport?

(just write the number of minutes)

 

Train timetable

CORRECT ANSWER
13
EDDIE SAYS
The four different train times, 0744-0757, 1614-1627, 1713-1726 and 0135-0148, show that it takes 13 minutes to get from Coventry to Birmingham Intl.
  • Question 9

Look at this timetable.

How many of these trains stop at Sandwell & Dudley each day?

Train timetable

CORRECT ANSWER
1
EDDIE SAYS
Locate the Sandwell & Dudley stop on the timetable and look for arrival times. There is only 1 arrival time at 0822. Well done!
  • Question 10

Look at this timetable.

Which of these trains gets to Birmingham International Airport in the shortest time?

 

Train timetable

CORRECT ANSWER
1610 London Euston
EDDIE SAYS
Compare all of the train times to Birmingham Intl. Which train has the least amount of stops and is the most direct route to the airport? The third train, 1610 London Euston only has 3 stops before the airport, so it is the answer. You've worked hard to interpret this train timetable! Well done!
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