Transport announcements

Transport announcements

Listen to some transport announcements to practise and improve your listening skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.




The next train to arrive at Platform 2 is the 12.20 to Bristol Temple Meads, calling at Reading, Oxford and Bristol Parkway. Platform 2 for the 12.20 to Bristol. First class is in the rear carriage.


This is a platform announcement for passengers for the 12.20 service to Bristol Temple Meads. This train is delayed by approximately 8 minutes. The train will now depart from Platform 9. Passengers for the 12.20 train to Bristol, please make your way to Platform 9.


Passengers for Flight EB380 to Paris please make your way to Gate 13 for boarding. Gate 13 for flight EB380 to Paris. Please have your passports and boarding passes ready. Your flight is ready to board.


This is a London Underground service to Liverpool Street. The next station is Liverpool Street. Upon arrival, the first set of doors will not open. Customers in the first carriage, please move towards the rear doors to leave the train. The next station is Liverpool Street. Change here for Central Line, Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line and Metropolitan Line and Main Line Suburban rail services. Please mind the gap between the train and the platform. This train terminates at Redbridge.

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Hello yuper,

Underground train networks (metro systems or the Tube in London) are organised into lines which run from one point to another with stations along the way. A journey might be all on one line, or it might involve changing lines, which you can do at certain stations where the lines meet.

You can see a map (diagramme) of the London Underground network on this page. The lines are in different colours.



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Submitted by crept aurelie on Sat, 28/03/2020 - 09:39

I love travel and I travel a lot. my travel often with train is three to four times a year from Paris to see my family. I take a plane two times each year, one time to go to Corsica and one time to go trough the isle of the world.

Submitted by Eswar on Wed, 18/03/2020 - 15:43

thoroughly i would love to travel by train from Delhi to Mumbai. Generally it takes 2 hours of journey. in that journey i would love make friends .and it's very entertaining for me.

Submitted by shahhoseini on Sat, 01/02/2020 - 11:15

My country, Iran approximately is big and traveling with a car is boring. For example, if you plan to go from Tehran to Bandarabbas in the south of Iran, you must trip about 24 hours and this is very boring. Therefore, I prefer a train or plane for traveling.

Submitted by MaryaSun on Mon, 27/01/2020 - 15:22

hello, in the last 2 years i have travelled by train a lot, so much times that i have never taken train as often in my whole life. Only for love, only for meet my boyfriend who lives and work about 711 km from me. Sometimes i took the first daily train from my city and i returned to my city with the last one. But i also have taken plane about 3 times in the last two years to meet my sister who lives and works more than 1000km far to me

Submitted by Hevi.m on Fri, 24/01/2020 - 21:13

Hello could you please help me to understand that What the meaning of this sentence : " Calling at Reading " ? and why it uses ? Thanks
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Submitted by Peter M. on Sat, 25/01/2020 - 08:44

In reply to by Hevi.m


Hello Hevi.m,

In railway station announcements, 'calling at...' is used to tell us which stations the train is stopping at. Thus, 'calling at Reading' means that the train will stop at Reading railway station.



The LearnEnglish Team

I see Thanks so much for answering and explaining Mr. Peter