July 2005

Midland Expressway Limited (MEL) today reported the average traffic figures on the M6toll for July.

• Average daily traffic was 46,873 a decrease of 15.3% vs. pcp
• Average work day traffic was 50,279 a decrease of 13.8% vs. pcp
• Average weekend and public holiday traffic was 39,719 a decrease of 17.1% vs. pcp

There has been an enhanced take up of Tag accounts by regular users throughout June and July following the Tag incentive scheme offer which gives a 5% discount off of the tolls. Accounts now stand at well over 11,000. 

Category July 2004 July 2005
Workdays 58,340 50,279
Public Hols
47,896 39,719
All Days 55,308 46,873

NB: PCP = previous corresponding period. Please note that there was one less work day during July 2005 vs. pcp. In addition there was a loss of 10,000 vehicles in one day due to a major road incident on the M6.