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A8(M) Baillieston

Post by SirKnoes » Sun Oct 02, 2016 17:11

There currently aren't any threads dedicated the this new little Motorway, so i though i would start one. The A8(M) is not only the newest motorway to arrive in Great Britain, but is also arguably the new shortest motorway. Feel free to leave all your thoughts and updates here. :)

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A8(M) Baillieston

Post by Haydn1971 » Sun Oct 02, 2016 17:35

No thread, but there is an article in our wiki

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From the SABRE Wiki: A8%28M%29 %28Baillieston%29 :


The A8(M) is a brand new motorway (open in Autumn 2016) that has been created as part of the wider upgrades to the nearby M8, M73, and M74 motorways. As part of the completion of the M8, the existing Baillieston Interchange has been modified so that the new motorway alignment feeds directly into it. The 'old' A8 will be re-aligned to join the A89 north east of the existing junction.

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Re: A8(M) Baillieston

Post by wrinkly » Sun Oct 02, 2016 18:07

It's a good idea to create a specific thread but it's not clear whether SirKnoes is aware that the Baillieston A8(M) has been under discussion in the "Most motorways per junction" thread.

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Re: A8(M) Baillieston

Post by lotrjw » Sun Oct 02, 2016 18:11

wrinkly wrote:It's a good idea to create a specific thread but it's not clear whether SirKnoes is aware that the Baillieston A8(M) has been under discussion in the "Most motorways per junction" thread.
True thats where it first came up on here!

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Re: A8(M) Baillieston

Post by orudge » Sun Oct 02, 2016 20:36

I was probably rather more excited than I should have been when I spotted the A8(M) sign while stuck in traffic on the M73 northbound this afternoon. :)

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Re: A8(M) Baillieston

Post by SirKnoes » Sun Oct 02, 2016 21:10

wrinkly wrote:It's a good idea to create a specific thread but it's not clear whether SirKnoes is aware that the Baillieston A8(M) has been under discussion in the "Most motorways per junction" thread.
Yes I am aware, and that's part of the reason why I created a specific thread.

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Re: A8(M) Baillieston

Post by Lockwood » Sun Oct 02, 2016 22:42

So you see sir, SirKnoes knows.

I'm sorry.

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Re: A8(M) Baillieston

Post by c2R » Fri Feb 03, 2017 14:49

Does this mean that the A8(M) takes the crown from the A635(M) as the shortest motorway in the UK?
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Re: A8(M) Baillieston

Post by Bryn666 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 14:56

I believe so.
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Re: A8(M) Baillieston

Post by Steven » Fri Feb 03, 2017 15:30

Yes, it does. I've done the maths on the relevant PM page for the new A8(M).

Personally, I'm still looking forward to seeing what the chopsticks say, given that by definition one of the flag signs at either end is wrong.
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