European route E5

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E5 shield

Major junctions
North endGreenock, United Kingdom
South endAlgeciras, Spain
Countries United Kingdom
Highway system
International E-road network

The European route E5 is part of the United Nations international E-road network. It is the westernmost north-south "reference road", running from Greenock, Scotland south through England and France to Algeciras, Spain.[1] The route is 1,900 miles (3,100 km) long.

The E5 follows the route GreenockGlasgowGretnaCarlislePenrithPrestonWarringtonBirminghamNewburySouthamptonLe HavreParisOrléansToursPoitiersBordeauxSan SebastiánBurgosMadridCordóbaSevillaCádizAlgeciras.[2]

United Kingdom[edit]

The start of E5 at Greenock Town Hall

Although the United Kingdom Government participates fully in activities concerning the E-routes,[3] E-routes are not signposted within the United Kingdom. Hence the first 724 km of the route is not signed.

The E5 has a gap at the English Channel between Southampton and Le Havre, France. There is no direct ferry link, but a ferry from nearby Portsmouth, along the M27, connects to Le Havre.

E 5 near Villebon-sur-Yvette in France



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