Talking About Public Transportation - Vocabulary

source: Twominute English    2013年8月12日
# need a bus to Las Vegas?
--John, I need some advice.
--Sure, Tyra. What is it?
--I need to go to Las Vegas for a conference. Can you tell me if I can get a bus?
--A conference in Vegas? That sounds awesome! Well, you can easily find a bus from the interstate.
--Any idea when the bus leaves?
--I've used it once. I think it leaves at 7:30 am. But do check. Maybe you can call them.
--Hmm... Yeah, I will call them and find out.
# a subway ride
--Alright, so it's decided. I'll see you at 6:30 at the Central Station.
--I'll be there, Winnie, but can't we make it a bit later? What about 7?
--I'll be taking the 6 pm subway train so I'll get there by 6:30. But no problems, I'll hang around.
--Why don't you take a bus instead?
--I don't like travelling on buses, John. The subway is faster and safer.
--You're right about that.
# Do I need to change buses?
--I need to get to Westport St. this evening. Does a bus go there from Newtown?
--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.
--Change the bus? That's going to take me so much time. Isn't there a better way?
--You could always go by car, or take the subway.
--Is there a subway stop at Westport?
--No, but there's one at Westbanks and you can get a bus from there.
# Which train should I take?
--Excuse me, I need to go to Rock Street. Can you tell me which train to take?
--Rock Street? Isn't that near Smith's Walk?
--Yeah, that's right. Smith's Walk is right nearby.
--Take the Green line, and get down at Browning Street. From there, take a cab.
--How far is it from Browning Street?
--About 2 KMs (kilometers) I think. You could walk too.
--The weather is nice today. I might walk. Thank you for your help.
--No problem. It's a pleasure to be of help.