USE 3 Scheduled Events in the Near Future
Speakers occasionally use Simple Present to talk about scheduled events in the near future. This is most commonly done when talking about public transportation, but it can be used with other scheduled events as well.
The train leaves tonight at 6 PM.
The bus does not arrive at 11 AM tomorrow
Depending on the situation, the following tenses are used in the future in the past: The past simple (a timetabled event) .....
So, we have to say: "Today is Monday. That day was Tuesday last week. And according its timetable, the train left at 6PM the next morning (ie on Wednesday Morning last week)"
And I would say it is wrong to say ".....the train would leave at 6PM the next morning..."
Because this is a Future scheduled event in the past.
But I am not sure my guessing is right or not.
Does simple "Simple Past" express "Scheduled or Timetabled Future Event in the past" just as "Simple present" does in the present?