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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Submitted by Mann Mann on Tue, 12/05/2020 - 05:55

I don’t rarely take a trip by train or plane. I only used by express or motor bike. But i remember that i went to Singapore by plane since 2018.It is fantastic. That is my very first time taking trip by plane.
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Submitted by Peter M. on Tue, 12/05/2020 - 07:54

In reply to by BRIGITTE49124


Hello BRIGITTE49124,

Trains are made up of a number of carriages. The rear carriage is the last one – the one at the back.



The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Parisa on Thu, 23/04/2020 - 08:08

The next train to arrive at Platform 2 is the 12.20 to Bristol Temple Meads, ""calling at Reading,""" what does this sentence mean????

Hello Parisa

In the context of travelling by train, 'to call at' means 'to stop in'. 'to call' can mean 'to visit' -- see the sixth entry (in purple) in the Cambridge Dictionary entry. 

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by S.S on Mon, 20/04/2020 - 16:53

I often travel by train because it is closer than plane.

Submitted by Lauracastanos on Wed, 15/04/2020 - 02:47

when I worked and was in my city Medellin, every day

Submitted by Daudau0601 on Wed, 01/04/2020 - 16:09

i have not ever travel by plane but i have ever traveled by train. i don't remember that feeling when i sit in the train but i think that is so excited