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M1 or M40 to east London (Stratford)

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M1 or M40 to east London (Stratford)


I am planning to travel to london (Stratford) from Manchester on sunday morning, I am just wondering if M1 will be better option or M40? and further more after leaving M1 or M40 will it be better to use M25 or A roads? I have tom tom but it does not tell me about the traffic situation. I hope some one can guide me properly.


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1. Re: M1 or M40 to east London (Stratford)

Try this;


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2. Re: M1 or M40 to east London (Stratford)

On a sunday morning (or any other time) take the M1. I would then take the North Circular followed by the A112 by there are a dozen other routes to get there. Traffic should not be particularly heavy.

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3. Re: M1 or M40 to east London (Stratford)

Should be OK for traffic on a Sunday.

Personally I like the M40 as it's a nicer road but it hits the M25 much further west than you might care to.

On the M25 two options are keep on the M25 until M11 junction and come into East London on this or come of at Junction24 ontoA111 follow through Southgate until it joins A406 at intersection with A10 . A406 from here is good road to East London with underground bypasses at intersections.

I always take this route on Sundays but tend to opt for Motorway weekdays.

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4. Re: M1 or M40 to east London (Stratford)

I'd probably go via the A10, or M11.

Traffic can build considerably as Sunday progresses and traffic, especially on a fine day, can be worse than midweek rush hour.

There are very significant roadworks at Bounds Green on the North Circular. This stretch was always a bottleneck, now it's woeful.

I guess it just depends upon how early you will be travelling.

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5. Re: M1 or M40 to east London (Stratford)

Another vote for the M1/M25/M11 route. It brings you off the motorway network nearer to Stratford and avoids the "delights" of the roadworks at Bounds Green.

Edited: 29 March 2012, 16:12
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