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Atatürk
Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2019 8:10:10 AM

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Is "metro" used for both the vehicle and that underground place?

For example:

I searched for my handbag both in the metro and on the metro?

Correct?

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thar
Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2019 8:20:44 AM

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I don't know which English-speaking places use the word 'metro'. Apart from Newcastle. Think

If speaking about somewhere like Paris or Moscow I think in English you would talk about the stations and the trains - the metro is the system that gets you around. So it includes the concepts of both trains and stations, but it is not two separate things.
Atatürk
Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2019 8:41:13 AM

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What about the subway?

How would you refer to the inside of the vehicle and the area outside?

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FounDit
Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2019 11:43:32 AM

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Atatürk wrote:
What about the subway?

How would you refer to the inside of the vehicle and the area outside?


You could say you searched both on the subway and on the platform around the subway. The area around the subway is usually called the "platform" here in the U.S. I'm not sure about Britain.

Edit: I do believe they refer to a subway as "the tube", however.


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Sarrriesfan
Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2019 12:31:17 PM

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FounDit wrote:
Atatürk wrote:
What about the subway?

How would you refer to the inside of the vehicle and the area outside?


You could say you searched both on the subway and on the platform around the subway. The area around the subway is usually called the "platform" here in the U.S. I'm not sure about Britain.

Edit: I do believe they refer to a subway as "the tube", however.


A subway in the UK is normally used to mean a walkway that is used by pedestrians to allow them to cross underneath a busy road.

"The Tube" is a registered trademark that is used by the London Underground Railway system, Newcastle has its "Metro" and Glasgow has its own underground railway that is actually called "The Subway".

But if you are referring to that type of system in general we would call them underground railways, and yes we would call the area that people stand on ti wait to board a train the platform.

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