On or In The Train

Are you confused if you are 'on the train' or 'in the train'? Check out this lesson to learn which one you should use?

"On" or "In The Train" in the English grammar

Which One Should Be Used?

'On the train' is a common phrase while 'in the train' is only used in specific contexts.

On the Train

The phrase 'on the train' indicates that someone is on board a train, traveling from one location to another. Have a look:

I will call you back. I'm on the train right now.

Here, we can tell that the subject is a passenger of a train.

I'm currently on the train to New York.

In the Train

Using the preposition 'in' with 'train' is not common in English. It can be used in some contexts to show the specific location of someone or something that is inside the train, as opposed to outside it. 'In' can be used with other modes of transportation, such as cars or buses, to indicate that someone is inside the vehicle. Take a look at the examples:

I am in the train. Where are you?

Here, the speaker is saying that they are 'inside' the train.

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