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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.

marked as duplicate by anongoodnurse, Matt E. Эллен, Peter Shor , Brian Hooper, mplungjan Mar 21 '14 at 13:02

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    They caught/took are equally used in AmE. We tend to catch a train, take a bus, catch/board a plane... does that help? – anongoodnurse Mar 21 '14 at 12:19
  • Thanks. But what about BrE? Arey the equally used in BrE as well? – Selio Mar 21 '14 at 12:25
  • The accepted answer in the linked question explains the difference between the two verbs. There is nothing more to it. – Matt E. Эллен Mar 21 '14 at 12:26
  • linked question explaination has: In British English, at least, I disagree. "How shall we get to London next week?" "I've looked at the timetable, and I think we should catch the 10:49". What the difference you see? We can't use 'take' here, only 'catch'? – Selio Mar 21 '14 at 12:28
  • Cant help with BrE, I'm afraid. – anongoodnurse Mar 21 '14 at 12:39

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