Expensive Trains in England – level 3

06-02-2018 15:00

A cost-conscious teen wanted to travel from Sheffield in northern England to Essex, which was around 300 kilometres from his location. He wanted to travel home by train but was ‘absolutely astonished at the price’.

He then found out that it was actually cheaper to get a bus and a train from Sheffield to East Midlands Airport, get a flight to Berlin, Germany, fly from Berlin to Stansted, London, and then get a bus back home.

All those extra 1,600 kilometres saved Brian a few pennies, but took him 13 hours from door-to-door. However, the adventurous teenager made his point as well as enjoyed the experience. He said that he would definitely do it again.

Difficult words: conscious (concerned – worried about), astonished (greatly surprised), door-to-door (from the exact place that you left to the exact place that you wanted to get to).

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Why do you think the train fares in England are so expensive?

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