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M6: Tolls

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many vehicles per day travelled between (a) junctions 3 and 4, (b) junctions 7 and 8, (c) junctions 8 and 11a, (d) junctions 11a and 15 of the M6 motorway and between (e) junctions 3a and 7, (f) junctions 7 and 9, (g) junctions 9 and 10 of the M42, (i) for each of the five years before and (ii) each year after the opening to traffic of the M6 Toll. (253849)

The following table shows available traffic figures for the specified lengths of the M6 and M42 for each of the five years before and after the opening of the M6 Toll in December 2003.

M6

Junctions 3 and 4

Junctions 7 and 8

Junctions 8 and 11a

Junctions 11a and 15

North bound

South bound

North bound

South bound

North bound

South bound

North bound

South bound

1999

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

159842

159019

155581

156351

2000

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

2001

249600

250000

153535

155116

277200

273900

245700

146883

2002

147273

250760

257530

258850

272983

271500

253100

252550

2003

45963

48545

68489

59498

62174

55813

47556

48158

2004

48105

49305

64616

51364

60231

54608

54965

55397

2005

54835

50820

63507

55388

63341

58962

56581

57141

2006

54746

55367

66961

55605

61927

56291

56192

56486

2007

56428

57050

171705

51285

63327

258082

56042

56275

2008

52063

52908

171452

59152

60846

161618

52817

53126

M42

Junctions 3a and 7

Junctions 7 and 9

Junctions 9 and 10

North bound

South bound

North bound

South bound

North bound

South bound

1999

n/a

n/a

138947

141756

133988

133600

2000

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

2001

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

132822

130409

2002

263500

263300

147544

147587

234300

233200

2003

259500

258800

n/a

n/a

35165

33898

2004

57354

57803

n/a

39405

34929

33277

2005

61656

63087

n/a

47139

35892

34523

2006

63304

65400

52509

46940

36184

34839

2007

65137

66875

62686

252050

37079

35828

2008

61336

61908

61062

n/a

33874

32454

n/a = not available

All figures are from specific traffic counts, except:

1 denotes aggregated figure from a set period

2 Denotes estimated figure