E2 (Old System)
|Distance:||77.2 miles (124.2 km)|
|Met (1970):||E1, E5, E8, E31|
|Now part of:||E15, E17, E21, E23, E62, E35, E45, E55|
|Route outline (key)|
The route never changed, running London - Reims - Parma - Brindisi for all 33 years.
Beginning in Central London, the E2 headed south east to New Cross on the A2, before taking the A20 to Dover. When the A20(M) and M20 motorway upgrades of the route opened, it took them. This UK route is identical to the E5's.
Calais - Laon - Reims - Vitry-le-François - Saint-Dizier - Dijon - Dole - Switzerland
Switzerland - Arona - Milan - Palma - Rimini - Brindisi
When the new system was implemented, the E2 was renumbered as follows:
- London - Dover: E15
- Calais - Arras: E15
- Arras - Chalons: E17
- Chalons - Langres: none
- Langres - Dijon: E17, E21
- Dijon - Vallorbe: none
- Vallorbe - Lausanne: E23
- Lausanne - Milan: E62
- Milan - Modena - Bologna: E35
- Modena - Bologna - Cesena: E45
- Cesena - Brindisi: E55
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