SJ8497 : London Road

taken 6 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

London Road
London Road
The A6 into Manchester approaching Piccadilly Station. Fairfield Street crosses at a box junction.
Box Junction
A box junction is a traffic control measure designed to prevent gridlock at busy road junctions. The surface of the junction is marked with a criss-cross grid of diagonal painted lines and vehicles may not enter the area so marked unless their exit from the junction is clear; drivers may enter the box and wait when they want to turn right and are stopped from doing so only by oncoming traffic or by other vehicles waiting to turn right. LinkExternal link
The A6
The A6 is Britain's fourth longest road and one of the main historic north-south roads in England. It currently runs for 299 miles from Luton in Bedfordshire to Carlisle in Cumbria, although it formerly started at a junction with the A1 at Barnet.

Running north west from Luton, the road travels through Bedford, bypasses Rushden, Kettering and Market Harborough, continues through Leicester, Loughborough, Derby and Matlock before going through the Peak District to Bakewell, Buxton, Stockport, Manchester, Salford, Pendleton, Irlams o' th' Height, Pendlebury, Swinton, Walkden, Little Hulton, Bolton, Chorley, Preston, Lancaster, Kendal and Penrith before reaching Carlisle.

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SJ8497, 1519 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
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Date Taken
Monday, 27 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 29 June, 2011
Geographical Context
City, Town centre 
Place (from Tags)
Piccadilly Station  London Road Manchester 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8473 9780 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.6021N 2:13.8923W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8476 9772
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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