One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
One mile travelled by one train, as a unit of traffic.
- ‘In the immediate aftermath of the crash, the Health and Safety Executive wrote, ‘Rail breaks on the infrastructure rose from 2.75 to 3.31 per million train miles.’’
- ‘Our hero took his chance and legged it, grabbing his coat and case and jumping train miles from home.’
- ‘Train accidents per million train miles rose by 6 percent over the same period.’
- ‘After a 20 per cent growth in train miles since 1995, many parts of the network are full - though passenger numbers are still growing.’
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