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In this lesson, we will learn the phrases that you can use to talk about commuting in public transportation.
Tyra : John, I need some advice.
John : Sure Tyra. What is it?
Tyra : I need to go to Las Vegas for a conference. Can you tell me if I can get a bus?
John : A conference in Vegas? That sounds awesome!Well, you can easily find a bus from the interstate.
Tyra : Any idea when the bus leaves?
John : I've used it once. I think it leaves at 7.30 AM. But do check. Maybe you can call them.
Tyra : Hmm...Yeah. I will call them and find out.
Winnie : Alright, so it's decided. I'll see you at 6.30 at the Central Station.
John : I'll be there Winnie, but can't we make it a bit later? What about 7?
Winnie : I'll be taking the 6PM subway train so I'll get there by 6.30. But no problems, I'll hang around.
John : Why don't you take a bus instead?
Winnie : I don't like traveling on buses, John. The subway is faster and safer.
John : You're right about that.
Tyra : I need to get to Westport St. this evening. Does a bus go there from Newtown?
Winnie : Well, I don't think so. It's a small street at the other end of town. I think you'll need to change at Westbanks.
Tyra : Change the bus? That's going to take me so much time. Isn't there a better way?
Winnie : You could always go by car, or take the subway.
Tyra : Is there a subway stop at Westport?
Winnie : No, but there's one at Westbanks and you can get a bus from there.
John : Excuse me. I need to go to Rock street. Can you tell me which train to take?
Terry : Rock Street? Isn't that near Smith's Walk?
John : Yes, that's right. Smith's Walk is right nearby.
Terry : Take the Green line, and get down at Browning Street. From there take a cab.
John : How far is it from Browning Street?
Terry : About 2 KMs I think. You could walk too.
John : The weather is nice today. I might walk. Thank you for your help.
Terry : No problem. It's a pleasure to be of help.