The Average Journey Time on Key Economic Corridors 2016-2018 statistical report has been published today

Date published: 25 September 2019

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The first statistical report on the Average Journey Time on Key Economic Corridors (KECs), containing results for 2016-2018, is now available

Statistical press release

It is produced by the Analysis, Statistics and Research Branch (ASRB) of the Department for Infrastructure and presents an estimate of the average time it takes for a car to travel the inter-urban sections of the KECs in Northern Ireland during the morning peak period (07:00 to 09:30).  The publication is available on the ASRB website at:

The key points for 2016-2018 are:

  • The average journey time on KECs during the baseline year, 2016, was 14 hours 30 minutes.  It decreased to 14 hours 28 minutes during 2017 and increased to 14 hours 30 minutes again during 2018.
  • The average journey time on KECs decreased by just under one minute (51 seconds or 0.10%) from the baseline year, 2016, to 2018.
  • Criteria for reporting positive, negative or no change from the baseline for the draft Programme for Government (PfG) indicator ‘Average journey time on key economic corridors’ has been agreed by the PfG Technical Assessment Panel (TAP) as a change of +/- two minutes in the overall average journey time on KECs since 2016.

The estimates indicate that there has been no real change in the average journey time on KECs comparing the latest year, 2018, to the baseline year, 2016; however, the decision on whether any change has occurred is ultimately taken by the PfG TAP.  Following the publication of this statistical report and TAP approval, the interactive outcomes viewer will be updated with the latest data and the status changed if appropriate

Notes to editors: 

  1. This is the first such official statistics report produced by the Analysis, Statistics and Research Branch (ASRB) of the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) on the average journey time on key economic corridors.
  2. The DfI has lead responsibility for Outcome 11, ‘We connect people and opportunities through our infrastructure’ and the supporting indicator ‘Average journey time on key economic corridors’.  Data presented in the report enable the progress of this draft PfG indicator to be monitored.
  3. The statistical report has been produced in accordance with the Code of Practice for Statistics, complying with the pillars of Trustworthiness, Quality and Value.  You can find further information about the Code of Practice at: www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/code-of-practice/
  4. The statistical report and associated documents are available to download free of charge at:
  1. For more information relating to this publication, including alternative formats, please contact:
Analysis, Statistics and Research Branch
Room 4.13c, Clarence Court
10 - 18 Adelaide Street
Town Parks
Belfast
BT2 8GB
  1. For media enquiries please contact the DfI Press Office 028 9054 0007.

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