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ukwdwnut
16-08-2010, 12:01 PM
does anyone use the M6 toll road?

just asking as i need to figure a good route up to scotland, someone said the A1 but that cant be a good one :(

simonwebb74
16-08-2010, 12:30 PM
I have used it a couple of times on the way to Manchester.

If the normal M6 is busy it's great as there is never much traffic on it. There is not really much of a time saving if the M6 is clear though.

robertcraig
16-08-2010, 12:35 PM
I would stick to the m6 try not to hit birmingham at rush hour times

ukwdwnut
16-08-2010, 12:39 PM
ok thx simon. do you hit any birmingham traffic going that way. m1/m6 will be leaving home about 5am so will be at m6 around 8.30ish :(

simonwebb74
16-08-2010, 01:01 PM
You will definately hit Birmingham traffic! From where you cross the M42 right up through to at least where the M6 toll rejoins.

I have always gone throught there at around 7/7.30 and it is starting to get busy then, although the traffic does move along ok. At 8.30 I can imagine it being pretty slow.

Being the school holidays the rush hour does tend to be lighter though.

ukwdwnut
16-08-2010, 03:44 PM
correction

if im leaving at 5am i should get to the M6 around 7.30...will just have to stomach the traffic until i get to the toll i guess

Slowhand
16-08-2010, 04:33 PM
Mick, have you considered travelling up the M1 to J23 and then taking the A50 to join the M6 at J16?
This is the route I always take in order to avoid the usual snarl ups on the M6 around Birmingham whenever I travel South.

ukwdwnut
16-08-2010, 04:47 PM
Mick, have you considered travelling up the M1 to J23 and then taking the A50 to join the M6 at J16?
This is the route I always take in order to avoid the usual snarl ups on the M6 around Birmingham whenever I travel South.

No I didn't even know you could get on the m6 from the a50 terry. I know the a50 when I used to go to burton when lauren lived there.

Thx terry I think I will go that way to the Trafford centre for the stop off

Britchick
16-08-2010, 04:51 PM
Up to Scotland we do A1, A66 and then join M6 at penrith, never had a problem

ukwdwnut
16-08-2010, 05:06 PM
Up to Scotland we do A1, A66 and then join M6 at penrith, never had a problem

is it dual carriageway all the way on the A1 jules?

mainecoon lover
16-08-2010, 05:47 PM
What part of Scotland ?

Britchick
16-08-2010, 05:49 PM
is it dual carriageway all the way on the A1 jules?

It even gets up to 3 and 4 lanes in places lol

ukwdwnut
16-08-2010, 06:48 PM
What part of Scotland ?

glasgow, michelle


It even gets up to 3 and 4 lanes in places lol

you taking the P :lol:

just didnt want to get stuck on a single carriageway

Deb
16-08-2010, 07:04 PM
A1 is always at least dual carriageway Mick. Can get a bit slow with lorries at peak times, and there is a 50mph roadworks for about half an hour before you would turn at Scotch Corner to go on the A66 to Penrith (that's cos I live 5 minutes from Scotch Corner and so I know these things :D ).

I used to use the toll road lots when I was going Cumbria to London and loved it. But as Simon said, that time of morning is the worst for traffic.

josh.p.
16-08-2010, 07:08 PM
http://routes.tomtom.com/
Dad usually uses this route planner as it analyses traffic at the specific times etc

mainecoon lover
16-08-2010, 08:12 PM
Hubby says go up A1 to Scotch Corner and then the A66 across to M6, then stay on M6 then the M74 to Glasgow. He was a long distance Lorry driver.

Britchick
16-08-2010, 08:35 PM
Hubby says go up A1 to Scotch Corner and then the A66 across to M6, then stay on M6 then the M74 to Glasgow. He was a long distance Lorry driver.

Thats the way we go:thumbsup:

Britchick
16-08-2010, 08:37 PM
glasgow, michelle



you taking the P :lol:

y



Moi? :tongue:

We left at 5.30 and timed it so we were on a66 at rush hour, was dead!

Slowhand
17-08-2010, 09:29 AM
No I didn't even know you could get on the m6 from the a50 terry. I know the a50 when I used to go to burton when lauren lived there.

Thx terry I think I will go that way to the Trafford centre for the stop off
Mick, this is by far your best route if you want to call in at the Trafford Centre en-route to Scotland.
The A50 is a dual carriageway which takes you straight into Stoke-on-Trent where it by passes the city.
You will see signs for the M6 and you have an option to either enter the A500 [South] by turning left at the roundabout immediately after Stoke FC in order to join the M6 at J15, or you could turn right at that roundabout and take the A500 [North] to join the M6 at J16.
From the M1 it will be a dual carriageway on the A50 and A500 all the way. :thumbsup:

ukwdwnut
17-08-2010, 09:33 AM
Mick, this is by far your best route if you want to call in at the Trafford Centre en-route to Scotland.
The A50 is a dual carriageway which takes you straight into Stoke-on-Trent where it by passes the city.
You will see signs for the M6 and you have an option to either enter the A500 [South] by turning left at the roundabout immediately after Stoke FC in order to join the M6 at J15, or you could turn right at that roundabout and take the A500 [North] to join the M6 at J16.
From the M1 it will be a dual carriageway on the A50 and A500 all the way. :thumbsup:

thats what i was thinking looking at the map, its the easiest to get to the trafford centre for a break and mosy round

thx terry, appreciate that mate :)