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    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 :(
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    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.

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    I would stick to the m6 try not to hit birmingham at rush hour times





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    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 :(
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    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.

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    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
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    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.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Slowhand, post: 228782
    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
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    Up to Scotland we do A1, A66 and then join M6 at penrith, never had a problem















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    Quote Originally Posted by britchick, post: 228784
    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?
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