Regional Strategic Transport Network

An introduction to the Regional Strategic Transport Network, including key strategic transport corridors, link corridors and the road element.

Key strategic transport corridors and link corridors

The Regional Strategic Transport Network (RSTN) incorporates 5% of the road network, which carries around 37% of total vehicle travel, and all of the railway system.

Regional Strategic Transport Network Map

Road element

The road element of the RSTN comprises:

  • 5 Key Transport Corridors (KTCs)
  • 4 Link Corridors
  • the Belfast Metropolitan Transport Corridors
  • the remainder of the trunk road network

The KTCs are the top tier of the Region's long distance routes connecting the cities and main towns to the major regional gateways and the Belfast Metropolitan Area (BMA) and they are:

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