January - March 2008

Midland Expressway Ltd (MEL) today reported the average daily traffic figures for the period January 2008 - March 2008.

 

Category

Jan - Mar 2008

Jan - Mar 2007

Jan - Mar 2008 % change on pcp

Workdays

43,828

47,487

(7.7%)

Weekends/Public Hols

25,697

29,335

(12.4%)

All Days

38,050

42,243

(9.9%)

 

 

The March quarter of 2008 in the United Kingdom had three extra non-workdays and two less workdays compared to the March quarter of 2007.

Traffic on the M6toll was negatively impacted by the timing of the Easter period and associated school holidays. In 2008, Easter fell during the third week of March and UK school holidays began during the fourth week of March, which negatively impacted traffic during this period. In 2007, Easter and the UK school holidays both occured in April and did not influence M6toll traffic during the March quarter.

Further, traffic on the M6toll in the March quarter of 2007 was impacted by roadworks on the southbound lanes of the competing M6, near junction 8, which were commenced in October 2006 and completed in July 2007.

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