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    Default Change trains or change the train

    "Passengers going to Kita-Futo, please change the train at Shimin-Hiroba Station."
    The above is an announcement we hear in automated monorail cars operated by the Kobe municipal government.

    Is it okay to say, "change the train at..."?
    I thought that I had to say, "please change trains at...."

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    Default Re: Change trains or change the train

    Quote Originally Posted by Snappy View Post
    "Passengers going to Kita-Futo, please change the train at Shimin-Hiroba Station."
    The above is an announcement we hear in automated monorail cars operated by the Kobe municipal government.

    Is it okay to say, "change the train at..."?
    I thought that I had to say, "please change trains at...."
    "Change trains" is better.

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    Default Re: Change trains or change the train

    Actually the expression 'change trains' is a general instruction and hence is more appropriate usage

    However, in this case 'change the train' is quite acceptable as the passenger/listener is concerned with his train which is 'the train'

    or it could have even been 'change your train'

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