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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Submitted by fariba on Wed, 09/09/2020 - 09:35

i often travel by plane or train every 3 years.
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Submitted by karim1977 on Thu, 13/08/2020 - 17:05

I used the plane once in my life on an international trip. And I used the train once in my life too, but on a domestic trip

Submitted by Phan Bao Dung on Fri, 31/07/2020 - 06:21

I prefer to travel by plane on my vacation. I only have an internal trip and an abroad trip every year. So traveling by plane save time more.

Submitted by Muhiddin on Mon, 27/07/2020 - 17:16

Hello learEnglish team, I'm a bit confused about the sentence 3 task 1. In my opinion the correct answer is "False", because train is delayed by 8-mins, not the passengers. If I'm wrong, Please correct

Hello Muhiddin,

When a train is late we can say either that the train is delayed or that the passengers have been delayed. If I phone my friend to tell them I'm going to be late, for example, the I might say 'I've been delayed'.



The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by fahri on Sat, 25/07/2020 - 14:09

Dear team. From the audio above: Please mind the gap between the train and the platform. You won't hear this from the Indonesian train's annonser. But You will hear : 'Check your belongings and step carefully'. The question: What do you say about the last sentence??? Thank you very much for your answer.

Hello fahri,

That makes sense to me, and it's important to remember that English is spoken slightly differently in different places around the world.

I would probably say 'mind your step' instead of 'step carefully', but I think it's clear enough, though it is slightly unnatural to my ears.

All the best,


The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by kbravoz on Mon, 20/07/2020 - 17:31

Does anyone notice a mistake in question 3? It says Oxford but the tape mentions Bristol.