This report provides long-term passenger and freight vehicle traffic projections for intercity corridors of the National Land Transport Network between 2005 and 2030.
Inter-regional passenger travel between major intercity origin–destination pairs is projected to grow by 2.8 per cent a year between 2005 and 2030 – a doubling over 25 years. Air and car, the largest modes, are projected to grow, on average, by 3.5 and 2.4 per cent a year. Inter-regional freight movements between major intercity origin– destination pairs are projected to also grow by 2.8 per cent a year, in tonnage terms – again a doubling over 25 years. Road is the dominant transport mode for intercity freight, projected to grow by 3.3 per cent a year while intercity rail freight is projected to grow by 1.9 per cent a year.