Bundesautobahn 40

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Bundesautobahn 40
Route information
Length: 94 km (58 mi)
States: North Rhine-Westphalia
Highway system
  • Roads in Germany

Bundesautobahn 40 (translates from German as Federal Motorway 40, short form Autobahn 40, abbreviated as BAB 40 or A 40), (named A 430 until the early 1990s) is one of the most used Autobahns in Germany. It crosses the Dutch-German border as a continuation of the Dutch A67 and crosses the Rhine, leads through the Ruhr valley toward Bochum, becoming B 1 (Bundesstraße 1) at the Kreuz Dortmund West and eventually mergeing into the A 44 near Holzwickede.

BAB 40 as Ruhrschnellweg in Essen

It has officially been named Ruhrschnellweg (Ruhr Fast Way), but locals usually call it Ruhrschleichweg (Ruhr Crawling Way) or "the Ruhr area's longest parking lot". According to Der Spiegel, it is the most congested motorway in Germany.

Stadtbahn stop Savignystraße, close to the Essen-Holsterhausen exit.

In the city of Essen, a Stadtbahn service operates on the median of the A 40 between Tunnel Ruhrschnellweg and Mülheim-Heißen. Between the Essen-Huttrop and the Essen-Kray junctions, there is a guided bus system called Spurbus.

Exit list[edit]

A 67
E 34

EU-Icon.svg (1) Straelen border crossing
AB-Rast.svg Raststätte Niederdorf
AB-AS-blau.svg (2) Straelen B 221
AB-AS-blau.svg (3) Wankum
AB-AS-blau.svg (4) Wachtendonk
AB-AS-blau.svg (5) Kempen
AB-AS-blau.svg (6) Kerken B 9
AB-Tank.svg AB-Rast.svg Services Neufelder Heide
AB-AS-blau.svg (7) Neukirchen-Vluyn
AB-Kreuz-blau.svg (8) Moers 4-way interchange A 57 E 31

AB-AS-blau.svg (8) Moers
AB-AS-blau.svg (9) Moers-Zentrum Pfeil unten.svg
AB-AS-blau.svg (10) Duisburg-Rheinhausen
AB-AS-blau.svg (11) Duisburg-Homberg
AB-Brücke.svg Neuenkamper Rheinbrücke
AB-AS-blau.svg (12/1) Duisburg-Häfen
AB-AS-blau.svg (12/2) Duisburg-Häfen
AB-Kreuz-blau.svg (13) Duisburg 4-way interchange A 59

AB-Kreuz-blau.svg (14) Kaiserberg 4-way interchange A 3 E 34/35

AB-Brücke.svg Ruhrbrücke
AB-AS-blau.svg (15) Mülheim an der Ruhr
AB-AS-blau.svg (16) Mülheim-Styrum B 223
AB-AS-blau.svg (17) Mülheim-Dümpten
AB-AS-blau.svg (18) Mülheim-Winkhausen
AB-AS-blau.svg (19) Mülheim-Heißen B 1
AB-AS-blau.svg (20) Mülheim-Heimaterde
AB-AS-blau.svg (21) Essen-Frohnhausen
AB-AS-blau.svg (22) Essen-Holsterhausen
AB-AS-blau.svg (23) Essen-Zentrum
AB-Tunnel.svg Tunnel Ruhrschnellweg 1.005 m
AB-AS-blau.svg (24) Essen-Huttrop B 227
AB-Kreuz-blau.svg (25) Essen-Ost 3-way interchange A 52
AB-AS-blau.svg (26) Essen-Frillendorf
AB-AS-blau.svg (27) Essen-Kray
AB-AS-blau.svg (28) Gelsenkirchen-Süd B 227
AB-AS-blau.svg (29) Bochum-Wattenscheid-West
AB-AS-blau.svg (30) Bochum-Wattenscheid
AB-AS-blau.svg (31) Dückerweg
AB-Tank.svg Tankstelle Dückerweg
AB-AS-blau.svg (32) Bochum-Stahlhausen
AB-Tank.svg Tankstelle Wattenscheider Straße Pfeil unten.svg
Darpestraße Pfeil oben.svg
AB-AS-blau.svg (33) Bochum-Hamme B 226
AB-AS-blau.svg (34) Freudenbergstraße Pfeil oben.svg
AB-AS-blau.svg (35) Bochum-Zentrum B 51
AB-AS-blau.svg (36) Bochum-Ruhrstadion
AB-Tunnel.svg Tunnel Grumme 328/302 m
AB-AS-blau.svg (37) Bochum-Harpen
AB-Kreuz-blau.svg (38) Bochum 4-way interchange A 43

AB-AS-blau.svg (39) Bochum-Werne
AB-AS-blau.svg (40) Dortmund-Lütgendortmund B 235
AB-Tank.svg Tankstelle Rheinlanddamm
AB-AS-blau.svg (41) Dortmund-Kley
AB-Kreuz-blau.svg (42) Dortmund-West 4-way interchange A 45

B 1

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