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Please help me to understand these complicated verbs 'to take' an 'to catch'.
I know the difference from the related topics, google e.g. "If you want to go over to Sixth Ave., you'd better take the crosstown bus. You can catch it at Broadway...."
BUT I can't see the difference between
'they caught the 12.15 train from Oxford'
'they took the 12.15 train from Oxford'
which one is more idiomatic in terms of BrE or AmE?
p.s. please do not write that it is duplicate because it's impossible to find answer to my question. They are very useful, I've read them for many times, but I can't see clearly the difference in my examples above.