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Default Take a train or catch a train?

I usually use "catch "a train instead of "take " a train . Is it more familiar? I've often heard my English friends use " catch"
What's the difference?
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Default Re: Take a train or catch a train?

I would catch a train or a bus, but take the underground. I can't tell you why!
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thanks a lot Rouvrou.
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Default Re: Take a train or catch a train?

Both are very close in meaning, but "catch" emphasizes the process of getting to the train, and "take" emphasizes being on the train.
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Default Re: Take a train or catch a train?

To me 'catch' implies I'm running late and have to hurry to catch the train.
otherwise I'd plan on taking the train (or even 'get' a train, although I'm sure that's not proper usage)
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