From Roader's Digest: The SABRE Wiki
|To:||Appleby Magna (SK306204)|
|Length:||70 miles (112.7 km)|
|Meets:||M5, M6, M6 Toll, M40, A42|
|Birmingham • Birmingham International Airport • Bromsgrove • East Midlands Airport • Redditch • Solihull • Tamworth|
|Route outline (key)|
Main Article: Catshill Interchange
The Catshill Interchange is a junction between the M5 and M42. For the M42, it forms the western terminus. The junction was originally a south-facing fork, only allowing access northbound M5 traffic to the M42, and forcing M42 traffic to take the M5 southbound. This design was because the M42 was originally planned to split into two further east, with the Lydiate Ash Link providing the missing movements.
Main Article: Umberslade Interchange
The Umberslade Interchange is a triangular junction between M42 and M40 towards London. Priority is given betwen M40 and M42 westbound, with traffic wishing to remain on the M42 having to turn off. This junction would also have been the northern terminus of the unbuilt Strensham - Solihull Motorway.
Hopwood Park services
Main Article: Hopwood Park services
Hopwood Park is a single-site MSA located at M42 junction 2. It is operated by Welcome Break.
Main Article: Tamworth services
Tamworth is a single-site MSA located at M42 junction 10, and is also accessible and signed along A5. It is operated by Moto.