E8 (Old System)

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E8
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From:  London (TQ326812)
To:  Harwich (TM234325)
Via:  Colchester
Distance:  75 miles (120.7 km)
Met (1970) E1, E2, E5, E31, E107, E108, E113
Now part of:  E30, E32
Traditional Counties

Essex • Middlesex

Route outline (key)
A12 London-Colchester
A604 Colchester-Harwich
This article is about the original E8, from London to Harwich and on to Moscow.
For the current E8, from Tromsø, Norway to Turku, Finland, see E8
.

The E8 was a European route running from London to Harwich and onto Moscow. It existed from 1950 to 1983.

Route

The route remained the same for 33 years: London - Utrecht - Berlin - Moscow.

UK Route

Beginning in Central London, the E8 headed northeast on the A11 to the Green Man, before taking the A12 to Colchester then the A604 to Harwich.

Belgian Route

Apparently there was a Belgian route, providing an alternate routing via Antwerp between Harwich and Hoek van Holland.

Dutch Route

Hoek van Holland - The Hague - Utrecht - Appeldorn - Oldenzaal - Germany

German Route

The Netherlands - Schuttorf - Osnabruck - Hannover - Magdeburg - Berlin - Frankfurt an der Oder - Poland

Polish Route

Germany - Kunowice - Lodz - Warsaw - Terespol - USSR

USSR Route

Poland - Brest - Minsk - Moscow


New System

When the new system was implemented, the E5 was renumbered as follows:

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E8 (Old System)
RoadsA12 • A604
PlacesBrentwood • Central London • Chelmsford • Colchester • Harwich • Ilford • London • Romford • Stratford, London • The City
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ColchesterA1070 (Colchester) • A1124 • A12 • A120 • A1232 • A132 (Colchester - Huntingdon) • A133 • A134 • A1341 • A135 (Colchester - Harwich) • A137 • A604 • B1022 • B1025 • B1026 • B1026 (Colchester) • B1027 • B1028 • B1059 (Colchester - Sudbury) • B1408 • B1422 • B1508 • E113 (Old System) • E30 • E32 • EuroVelo 12 • EuroVelo 2 • NCN1 • NCN13 • NCN51 • POLO • RM3 • Stane Street (East Anglia) • T3 (Britain)
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