Talk:M40 motorway

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M4 was the first motorway to link London and Birmingham, the M40 connection came much later as for years it just conmnected London with Oxford albeit the M40 may be older as a motorway, SqueakBox 19:07, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

No the first motorway link was the M1/M6. The M4 goes to Cardiff. Regan123 19:32, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

Junction 7[edit]

I don't think you can use junction 7 (thame) to get onto the M40 and travel west, there is a slip road, but I believe that it has been closed off, for some reason, does anyone know why this sliproad is closed. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 193.133.92.229 (talk) 08:27, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

I think it's because the junction was too close to the new sliproads they built for the A40 (junction 8) when the M40 was extended to Birmingham. Mpvide65 (talk) 21:49, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

Stokenchurch Cutting[edit]

Does anyone else call this "Chicken Shit Gulley"? My brother-in-law claims that chicken guano was used to stabilise the sides of the cutting while it was under construction but I can't find any substantiation of this. Mr Larrington (talk) 14:27, 2 December 2010 (UTC)

No, as a former resident of Stokenchurch, I have never heard of this name. The only nickname locally is "The Canyon" Regards, David J Johnson (talk) 19:54, 2 December 2010 (UTC)

Secretary Of State for Transport taken to court over littered M40[edit]

For details please go to www.cleanhighways.co.uk/case-studies/m40 PeterSilverman (talk) 18:02, 20 December 2010 (UTC)

102 car pile up[edit]

there was a 102 car cash on the M40 between j6 and j7 in march 2002. should this get a section in the aticle. was this the largest crash in england? 193.133.92.229 (talk) 14:44, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

In addition to dreadful English in parts of this article[edit]

I am pretty sure some of the dates are wrong. I drove from West London around the northern side of Oxford and on to Gloucester (and Wales) scores of times from the late 1970s to the late 1990s, and I am sure there was no completed M40 in 1997.— Preceding unsigned comment added by 2.101.24.44 (talkcontribs) 14:39, 2 Jul 2016 (UTC)

If you think a date is wrong, please help by finding a published reliable source to disprove it. -- Dr Greg  talk  15:30, 2 July 2016 (UTC)

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