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Old August 22nd, 2012, 02:35 PM   #3061
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M25 | London's orbital motorway

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Helicopter Flight - M25 / M23 Junction by BillKatyGemma, on Flickr

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Crossing the M25 by Don McDougall, on Flickr

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Helicopter Flight - M25 / M23 Junction by BillKatyGemma, on Flickr

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The QE2 bridge and Dartford Tunnel, not officially part of the M25, complete the orbital route:

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Old August 22nd, 2012, 02:58 PM   #3062
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The last one isn't the M25 </pedant>
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Old August 22nd, 2012, 03:04 PM   #3063
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^ Clarified.
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Old August 22nd, 2012, 03:08 PM   #3064
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M2 | Linking the towns in North Kent

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Old August 22nd, 2012, 03:39 PM   #3065
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Lets see - M25 pictures are:
J7
J14
J7
J14
QE2 bridge

M2 pictures are:

A2 at the junction after the A227*
Medway Viaducts
Medway Viaducts
just south of the Medway Viaducts
J2*

*aren't the people who label their pictures wrong annoying!
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Old August 22nd, 2012, 03:53 PM   #3066
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^ Nice one!

I've added a photo of the M25 between J14 and J15.
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Old August 22nd, 2012, 08:46 PM   #3067
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Quite simply, if a "driver" cannot drive from Heathrow to East London without getting lost, they are a moron.
When in doubt, don't drive inside M25.
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Old August 23rd, 2012, 01:36 AM   #3068
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Sound advice.

Just park your car at the outermost London train station and use the trains. Can't go wrong
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Old August 23rd, 2012, 06:10 AM   #3069
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[IMG]http://i55.************/54d548.jpg[/IMG]

Amazing shot - road vs. rail.
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Old August 23rd, 2012, 01:28 PM   #3070
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When in doubt, don't drive inside M25.
Depends where you are in east London. M11 and M25 is possible, through the City is possible, or use the North Circular. A decent satnav is the best option if you don't know your way around...
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Old August 23rd, 2012, 05:36 PM   #3071
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M4 | Links London, the West Country and Wales

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S e v e r n D a w n (Cropped) by ©ĦŘĺς ΛΨŁЩΛŘĐ - www.hdcymru.com, on Flickr

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Old August 23rd, 2012, 05:59 PM   #3072
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Most of these are obvious - the bottom picture is the M4 looking away from London towards junction 2 (not on picture) if you didn't know (it took me some looking at small signs to get where on the elevated section it is).
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Old August 24th, 2012, 12:02 AM   #3073
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M2 | Linking the towns in North Kent
The A2/M2 by-passes theses towns rather than linking them.
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Old August 24th, 2012, 07:16 AM   #3074
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Great thread!
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Old August 25th, 2012, 01:46 AM   #3075
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Wonder when they'll tear down the Chiswick flyover (last pic)... Or when it tears itself down.
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Old September 1st, 2012, 10:38 AM   #3076
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A2/A227 junction

This is a screenshot from Google Earth today, showing the A2/A227 junction in north Kent. This bit of the A2 was realigned, with a wider A2 being built a couple of hundred yards south of the old one, and the old one removed (although a service station to the north of the old road remains, accessible off the old eastbound slip road). This one shows a combination of two satellite images, the western part from when the new road was in very early construction and the old one is still in use, and the eastern half being more recently with the new road in use and the old one removed.

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Old September 1st, 2012, 03:48 PM   #3077
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This is a screenshot from Google Earth today, showing the A2/A227 junction in north Kent. This bit of the A2 was realigned, with a wider A2 being built a couple of hundred yards south of the old one, and the old one removed (although a service station to the north of the old road remains, accessible off the old eastbound slip road). This one shows a combination of two satellite images, the western part from when the new road was in very early construction and the old one is still in use, and the eastern half being more recently with the new road in use and the old one removed.

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Interesting picture. If you hadn't described what was going on here, I would've probably thought, "What the hell is going on here?"
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Old September 1st, 2012, 07:33 PM   #3078
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I remember when they opened the New parallel bit of the old A2, on my satnav it showed that I was driving in a field for miles...
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Old September 12th, 2012, 08:25 PM   #3079
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Some monolingual Scottish Gaelic signs in the far north of the Western Isles. (English for Port Nis is Port of Ness and Steornabhagh is Stornoway)

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Yesterday, several matrices on M5 displayed interesting communicate:
"Salt spreading". So, Christmas is coming even early than the last year, isn't it?
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