The Department for Transport has withdrawn its latest congestion figures for individual road routes, after the A428 was inaccurately portrayed to car leasing customers and other road users.
In the statistical release published yesterday, a glitch “contributed to the artificially low reliability figures for the A428 up to February 2011”.
While the department claims this did not lead to inaccurate overall journey times in the report, it has now withdrawn all of its reports for individual routes, until it can determine what went wrong.
“Because there was an error in one of the detailed routes, all individual routes have been withdrawn for further checks. We will reinstate this data as soon as possible,” the DfT said in a statement.
The headline figures that may still be of interest to car leasing customers reveal that 78.6 per cent of journeys in the year ending April 2011 are estimated to have ended on time when travelling via Highways Agency-managed roads.
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