The Department for Transport has suspended the production of the Journey Time Statistics series. The outputs are produced on dedicated IT equipment which is currently not accessible due to the current coronavirus situation. Whilst alternative arrangements are being put in place, it has been decided to undertake a methodological and user review. This review will cover the following areas:
whether current calculated metrics and outputs meet user needs
the methodologies and technology used for generating the metrics
a review of data sources for calculation of metrics
the appropriate future publication arrangements for the statistics, including their frequency
An update on the future of the series will be published by December 2020.
Statistics on journey times to key services including food stores, education, health care, town centres, employment centres and transport hubs. These statistics are from the analysis of spatial data on public transport timetables, road, cycle and footpath networks, population and service locations.
Data are updated on an annual basis in May, with additional statistics throughout the year. The data is lagged by two years.
13 journey time statistics tables have been revised to correct data previously published for 2015. Due to processing errors, incorrect values for the number of households in a given geographic area were used in the original calculations. The tables that have been revised are JTS0201 to JTS0205, JTS0405 to 0408 and JTS0505 to 0508.
About the journey time statistics data and reports
All of the statistics published are experimental statistics. The department’s view is that all statistics which are not designated as national statistics are robust and have been produced to a suitable standard.