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M25Traffic.co.uk - August 2016 Stats - Update

We are very happy to report that our popular www.M25Traffic.co.uk website continues to grow in popularity.
Our July 2016 blog post confirmed a significant increase in users and visitors year on year.

The good news continues into August 2016 which saw increase in visitors to 71,419 compared to 54,399 in August 2015.

That's an increase of 17,020 visitors which is a 31.3% increase.




Even more important is the fact that, not only are overall visitor and user numbers up of our M25 Traffic website, but the number of return visitors is also up by over 31%. Many of the return or repeat users are coming back regularly and multiple times.

This is a good sign that our users find our site easy to use, useful and informative.

We are making further improvements to the site to keep trying to improve how useful and easy to use the website is so we hope to see even more users as those improvements are implemented.

Thank you to all our users...

M25Traffic.co.uk - Now One of Our Most Popular Traffic Websites

We are very pleased to announce that our M25 Motorway dedicated website www.M25Traffic.co.uk has seen a large increase in users over the last year.

M25 Traffic is now one of our most popular websites with over 52,000 visitors and users of the site in June 2015 compared to approximately 12,000 last June.

That equates to an increase of 40,000 monthly visitors year on year or a rise of 433% comparing June 2015 to June 2014.


M25Traffic.co.uk features the latest M25 Traffic News plus Twitter posts by various #M25 Twitter posters making the M25 traffic website a great collection of M25 traffic news and traffic updates for our M25 users and searchers.

You can search for the latest M25 traffic news by Junction at the M25 traffic search facility. 

If you are an M25 motorway user we hope you will find our dedicated M25 website useful and helpful for finding the latest M25 traffic updates and news.


UK's Top 10 Busiest Roads

There are different ways of measuring traffic levels.

Annual Average Daily Flow or AADF for short is one and Traffic Volume is a second way.

Annual Average Daily Flow (AADF) is the daily vehicle average over the course of a year on a particular stretch of road.

Traffic Volume is the total volume of traffic on a stretch of road for the whole year and is calculated by multiplying AADF x  length of road x 365 (or 366 in a leap year).

Graph of the UK's Top 10 Busiest Roads During 2013




The graph shows the top 10 UK business roads reading the colour coded descriptions from left to right and downwards.

This above graph actually refers to the top 10 busiest sections of UK roads, highlighting the traffic hotspots.

So the M25 around Junctions 14 and 15 where to two busiest stretches of UK road during 2013.

In fact the M25 between junctions 11 and 16 are the top 5 busiest strectchs of road in the UK with annual average daily flow of all vehicles from 187,116 vehicles at M25 Junction 11 and 12 up to 227,585 vehicles on the Junction 14 to 15 stretch.

As you can see on a map of the M25 junctions these stretches of the M25 motorway run up and down the western side of the M25 around the Heathrow area.

Around 72.3 Million passengers arrived at or departed from Heathrow during 2013, which was Heathrow's busiest year on record, of which 26 million or 37% never left the airport taking connecting flights. That still leaves just over 46 million passengers exiting Heathrow airport into the local area during 2013 of which are fair proportion would travel by road. The busiest day on record at Heathrow was 30 June 2013 with 238,949 passengers that day. The average 63% leaving the airport would have meant that around 150,000 exited or aarrived at Heathrow that day, some on public transport into London and others entering the road network locally.

On top of the passangers travelling in and out of Heathrow are the people employed at Heathrow. There are approximately 77,000 people working within the Heathrow Airport boundaries and many more in the local area making the western side of the M25 motorway a very busy stretch of motorway.

The M1 Junctions 7 and 8 (Hatfield and Hemel Hempstead) was the 6th busiest stretch of UK road.

The M60 motorway around Manchester at Junctions 12 and 13 was the 7th busiest stretch of UK road where it connects to the M62 motoway to Liverpool.

The remaining top three of the top 10 busiest stretches of UK roads are on on the western side of the M25 motorway.

Cars and taxi cabs far outnumbering other vehicle types.

List of Top 10 Busiest Roads


A list of roads that have the busiest traffic at some part of that road the list of the top 10 busiest roads would be as follows:

  1. M25 (various junctions)
  2. M1 (junctions 7 and 8 and other junctions)
  3. M60 (junctions 12 and 13 and other junctions)
  4. M8 (junctions 4 to 6)
  5. M4 (junctions 4 and 4B and other junctions)
  6. M6 (junctions 20 and 21 and other junctions)
  7. M56 (junctions 3 and 4)
  8. M61 (junctions 2 and 3)
  9. A406 (Redbridge and Waltham Forest)
  10. M42 (junctions 6 to 7A)
But as some of these individual roads stretch a long way with quieter and busier sections a list of this type does not really accurately pin point the traffic hot spots in the same way.

Traffic statistics are based on Department for Transport figures and Heathrow figures are based on Heathrow Airports public facts and figures.