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## Topic 24: Timetables

Here is an example of a train timetable.

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It shows eight trains. Each column represents a train.

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The earliest train shown leaves Ipswich at 7:08 am, then stops at Manningtree at 7:18 am, and so on, until it arrives at London at 8:23 am.

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There are two common question types. The first is like this:

What time would you have to catch the train in Ipswich to be in London by 9:00 am?

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The answer is 0717, because that train arrives in London before 9:00 am (at 0840), but the next train arrives in London after 9:00 am (at 0904).

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The second common question type is like this:

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How long does it take the 0717 train from Ipswich to get to London?

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You can work this out by breaking the time into chunks:

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From 0717 to 0720 is 3 minutes.

From 0720 to 0800 is 40 minutes.

From 0800 to 0900 is 1 hour.

From 0900 to 0904 is 4 minutes.

1 hour + 40 minutes + 4 minutes + 3 minutes = 1 hour, 43 minutes.

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