M1 motorway

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M1 shield

M1
London-Yorkshire Motorway
Looking north towards junction 37
Route information
Part of
Maintained by Highways England
Length193.5 mi[1] (311.4 km)
Existed1959–present
HistoryOpened: 1959
Completed: 1999
Major junctions
South endLondon A406 (A406)
51°34′32″N 0°14′06″W / 51.5755°N 0.2351°W / 51.5755; -0.2351 (M1 Motorway (southern end))
 Junction 6a.svg UK-Motorway-M25.svg
J6a → M25 motorway
Junction 17.svg UK-Motorway-M45.svg
J17 → M45 motorway
Junction 19.svg UK-Motorway-M6.svg
J19 → M6 motorway
Junction 21.svg UK-Motorway-M69.svg
J21 → M69 motorway
Junction 32.svg UK-Motorway-M18.svg
J32 → M18 motorway
Junction 42.svg UK-Motorway-M62.svg
J42 → M62 motorway
Junction 43.svg UK-Motorway-M621.svg
J43 → M621 motorway
UK-Motorway-A1 (M).svg
A1(M) motorway
North endHook Moor (A1(M))
53°49′22″N 1°20′20″W / 53.8229°N 1.3388°W / 53.8229; -1.3388 (M1 motorway (northern end))
Location
CountiesGreater London, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire
Primary
destinations
London
Brent Cross
Watford
St Albans
Hemel Hempstead
Luton
Milton Keynes
Northampton
Rugby
Leicester
Loughborough
Nottingham
Derby
Mansfield
Chesterfield
Sheffield
Rotherham
Barnsley
Wakefield
Leeds
Road network
M1M2
The M1 motorway heading north towards Junction 37 in South Yorkshire.

The M1 motorway is an important motorway in England. It joins London and Leeds. It was the second motorway to be built in the UK, after the Preston bypass (which later formed part of the M6). It was the first UK motorway to be built that joined two cities, London and Birmingham.

Location[change | change source]

The motorway is 193 miles (310 km) long. It was built in four phases. Some of the motorway was opened in 1959. Other sections opened between 1965 and 1968. Two extensions were opened in 1977 and 1999.

The motorway is part of the unsigned European route E13.

History[change | change source]

The first section of the motorway opened between Junction 5 (Watford) and Junction 18 (Rugby). It opened on 2 November 1959. This included two of the motorway's spurs, the M10 at Junction 7, and the M45 at Junction 17. It followed near to the A5.

In 1965, an extension from Junction 18 towards Yorkshire was built. The motorway takes a more northerly route through the East Midlands. It passes near Leicester, Loughborough and Nottingham to Sheffield . Here the M18 splits from the M1 at Junction 32.

In 1972 an extension of the M1 was opened into central Leeds. It was called the Leeds South Eastern Motorway. It meets the Leeds South Western Motorway (M621) at Junction 43.

The first motorway service station was built on the M1 in 1959. It is currently operated by RoadChef.

Junctions[change | change source]

M1 motorway junctions
mile km Southbound exits (B carriageway) Junction Northbound exits (A carriageway) Coordinates
7.0 11.3 North Circular (West), Brent Cross, Wembley, Hanger Lane, (A406 West) J1
Southern terminus
Start of motorway 51°34′31″N 0°14′05″W / 51.57515°N 0.23471°W / 51.57515; -0.23471 (M1, Junction 1)
9.1
9.2
14.6
14.8
Central London (The City), Holloway
North Circular (A406)(E) A1
J2 No access 51°36′14″N 0°14′23″W / 51.60399°N 0.23977°W / 51.60399; -0.23977 (M1, Junction 2)
12.0 19.3 London Gateway services Services London Gateway services 51°38′06″N 0°15′58″W / 51.63513°N 0.26610°W / 51.63513; -0.26610 (M1, London Gateway services)
13.2
13.5
21.3
21.8
Harrow, Edgware A41 (A406 North) J4 No access 51°38′10″N 0°18′17″W / 51.63612°N 0.30468°W / 51.63612; -0.30468 (M1, Junction 4)
17.1
17.5
27.5
28.1
Harrow, Aylesbury A41
Watford A4008
J5 Aylesbury, Watford, M25 (West) A41 51°40′18″N 0°22′08″W / 51.67162°N 0.36894°W / 51.67162; -0.36894 (M1, Junction 5)
19.7
20.0
31.7
32.2
North Watford A405 J6 St Albans, Harlow, M25 (East) A405 51°42′22″N 0°22′55″W / 51.70602°N 0.38182°W / 51.70602; -0.38182 (M1, Junction 6)
20.4
20.8
32.9
33.5
Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport, M40, M4, M3

Stansted Airport, Dartford, M11, M20

J6a
M25 interchange
No access 51°43′06″N 0°23′10″W / 51.71831°N 0.38607°W / 51.71831; -0.38607 (M1, Junction 6a - M1-M25 interchange)
22.5
22.7
36.2
36.6
St Albans, Hatfield A414 J7 No access 51°44′57″N 0°24′33″W / 51.74930°N 0.40928°W / 51.74930; -0.40928 (M1, Junction 7)
23.5
23.8
37.8
38.3
Hemel Hempstead J8 Hemel Hempstead A414 51°45′25″N 0°24′59″W / 51.75695°N 0.41641°W / 51.75695; -0.41641 (M1, Junction 8)
27.9
28.3
44.9
45.6
Redbourn A5183 J9 Dunstable, Redbourn A5183 51°49′12″N 0°25′02″W / 51.82000°N 0.41714°W / 51.82000; -0.41714 (M1, Junction 9)
30.3
30.6
48.8
49.2
Luton Airport A1081 J10 Luton (S) & Airport A1081 51°51′14″N 0°25′25″W / 51.85397°N 0.42370°W / 51.85397; -0.42370 (M1, Junction 10)
33.7
34.0
54.3
54.7
Luton (Centre), Dunstable A505 J11 Luton (Centre), Dunstable A505 51°53′36″N 0°28′12″W / 51.89347°N 0.46988°W / 51.89347; -0.46988 (M1, Junction 11)
Dunstable (North), Aylesbury A5, A505, A5505 J11A Dunstable (North), Aylesbury A5, A505, A5505 51°55′18″N 0°29′28″W / 51.92156°N 0.49122°W / 51.92156; -0.49122 (M1, Junction 11A)
38.9 62.6 Toddington services Services Toddington services 51°56′52″N 0°30′10″W / 51.94778°N 0.50275°W / 51.94778; -0.50275 (M1, Toddington services)
38.5
38.9
62.0
62.6
Flitwick A5120 J12 Flitwick A5120 51°57′27″N 0°30′58″W / 51.95744°N 0.51606°W / 51.95744; -0.51606 (M1, Junction 12)
45.2
45.4
72.7
73.1
Bedford A421
Woburn, Ampthill A507
J13 Bedford, Milton Keynes (South) A421 52°01′36″N 0°36′13″W / 52.02657°N 0.60360°W / 52.02657; -0.60360 (M1, Junction 13)
49.7
50.2
80.0
80.8
Milton Keynes, Newport Pagnell A509 J14 Milton Keynes, Newport Pagnell A509 52°03′32″N 0°42′00″W / 52.05877°N 0.70012°W / 52.05877; -0.70012 (M1, Junction 14)
53.7 86.5 Newport Pagnell services Services Newport Pagnell services 52°05′00″N 0°44′55″W / 52.08330°N 0.74853°W / 52.08330; -0.74853 (M1, Newport Pagnell services)
61.8
62.3
99.4
100.2
Northampton, Wellingborough A45
J15 Northampton, Wellingborough A45 52°11′09″N 0°53′44″W / 52.18588°N 0.89551°W / 52.18588; -0.89551 (M1, Junction 15)
64.3
64.9
103.5
104.5
Northampton, Oxford A43 (M40)
Northampton services
J15a
Services
Northampton, Oxford A43 (M40)
Northampton Services
52°12′35″N 0°56′40″W / 52.20961°N 0.94435°W / 52.20961; -0.94435 (M1, Junction 15a)
67.9
68.3
109.2
109.9
Northampton A4500 J16 Daventry A45 52°13′49″N 1°00′58″W / 52.23030°N 1.01598°W / 52.23030; -1.01598 (M1, Junction 16)
75.1 120.8 Watford Gap services Services Watford Gap services 52°18′25″N 1°07′19″W / 52.30696°N 1.12202°W / 52.30696; -1.12202 (M1, Watford Gap services)
76.6
76.9
123.3
123.8
No access J17 Coventry (S) M45 52°19′29″N 1°08′26″W / 52.32464°N 1.14069°W / 52.32464; -1.14069 (M1, Junction 17)
78.5
78.9
126.3
126.9
Daventry, DIRFT A428 J18 Hinckley A5
Rugby A428
DIRFT
52°21′03″N 1°09′16″W / 52.35089°N 1.15455°W / 52.35089; -1.15455 (M1, Junction 18)
82.3
82.7
132.4
133.1
Felixstowe, Corby, Kettering A14 J19
M6/A14 interchange
The North West
Coventry, Birmingham M6
52°24′19″N 1°10′37″W / 52.40522°N 1.17704°W / 52.40522; -1.17704 (M1, Junction 19)
85.5
86.1
137.6
138.5
Lutterworth A4303
Rugby (A426)
J20 Lutterworth A4303
Market Harborough A4304
52°27′01″N 1°11′29″W / 52.45015°N 1.19146°W / 52.45015; -1.19146 (M1, Junction 10)
96.1
96.6
154.6
155.4
Coventry, Birmingham M69 (M6)
Leicester A5460
J21 Coventry M69
Leicester A5460
52°36′01″N 1°11′42″W / 52.60041°N 1.19498°W / 52.60041; -1.19498 (M1, Junction 21)
97.7 157.2 Leicester Forest East services Services Leicester Forest East services 52°37′09″N 1°12′21″W / 52.61920°N 1.20579°W / 52.61920; -1.20579 (M1, Leicester Forest East services)
99.3
99.5
159.8
160.1
No access J21a Leicester (N), Newark A46 52°38′09″N 1°13′05″W / 52.63577°N 1.21798°W / 52.63577; -1.21798 (M1, Junction 21a)
104.3
104.7
167.8
168.5
Leicester A50, Coalville A511 J22 Ashby, Coalville A511 52°41′45″N 1°17′33″W / 52.69592°N 1.29240°W / 52.69592; -1.29240 (M1, Junction 22)
108.8
109.2
175.1
175.8
Loughborough, Shepshed A512 J23 Loughborough, Shepshed A512 52°45′37″N 1°16′26″W / 52.76032°N 1.27394°W / 52.76032; -1.27394 (M1, Junction 23)
113.4
113.6
182.5
182.8
The SOUTH WEST, Tamworth, Birmingham, A42 (M42) J23a
Services
East Midlands Airport interchange A453
Donington Park services
52°49′09″N 1°18′20″W / 52.81929°N 1.30544°W / 52.81929; -1.30544 (M1, Junction 23a)
114.9
115.4
184.9
185.7
Nottingham, East Midlands Airport interchange A453
Donington Park services
J24 Stoke A50
Derby (A6)
Nottingham (S) A453
52°50′38″N 1°17′45″W / 52.84397°N 1.29570°W / 52.84397; -1.29570 (M1, Junction 24)
115.8
116.2
186.3
187.0
Stoke A50
Derby (A6)
J24a No access 52°51′29″N 1°18′04″W / 52.85796°N 1.30106°W / 52.85796; -1.30106 (M1, Junction 24a)
120.0
120.5
193.2
193.9
Nottingham, Derby A52 J25 Derby, Nottingham A52 52°54′57″N 1°17′59″W / 52.91589°N 1.29969°W / 52.91589; -1.29969 (M1, Junction 25)
124.1 199.8 Trowell services Services Trowell services 52°57′44″N 1°16′02″W / 52.96216°N 1.26725°W / 52.96216; -1.26725 (M1, Trowell services)
126.0
126.6
202.8
203.7
Nottingham A610 J26 Ripley, Nottingham A610 52°59′24″N 1°14′04″W / 52.98991°N 1.23455°W / 52.98991; -1.23455 (M1, Junction)
131.5
132.0
211.7
212.4
Heanor, Hucknall A608 J27 Mansfield A608 53°03′48″N 1°16′09″W / 53.06342°N 1.26909°W / 53.06342; -1.26909 (M1, Junction 27)
135.0
135.5
217.2
218.0
Derby A38
Matlock (A615)
J28 Mansfield A38
Matlock (A615)
53°06′05″N 1°19′26″W / 53.10129°N 1.32398°W / 53.10129; -1.32398 (M1, Junction 28)
138.3 222.5 Tibshelf services Services Tibshelf services 53°08′19″N 1°19′51″W / 53.13848°N 1.33093°W / 53.13848; -1.33093 (M1, Tibshelf services)
141.7
142.3
228.1
229.0
Mansfield A617
Matlock (A632)
J29 Chesterfield A617 53°11′52″N 1°19′22″W / 53.19773°N 1.32287°W / 53.19773; -1.32287 (M1, Junction 29)
Markham Vale A6192
Bolsover (A632)
J29a Markham Vale A6192
Bolsover (A632)
53°14′47″N 1°19′52″W / 53.24647°N 1.33111°W / 53.24647; -1.33111 (M1, Junction 29a)
148.4
148.8
238.9
239.5
Chesterfield (A619)
Newark A616
J30 Sheffield (S) A6135
Worksop (A619)
53°17′11″N 1°17′46″W / 53.28651°N 1.29604°W / 53.28651; -1.29604 (M1, Junction 30)
151.3 243.5 Woodall services Services Woodall services 53°18′56″N 1°16′56″W / 53.31552°N 1.28214°W / 53.31552; -1.28214 (M1, Woodall services)
153.8
154.2
247.5
248.2
Worksop A57 J31 Sheffield (SE), Rotherham (S) A57 53°21′44″N 1°17′00″W / 53.36221°N 1.28347°W / 53.36221; -1.28347 (M1, Junction 31)
156.3
156.6
251.6
252.1
The NORTH, Doncaster, Hull M18 J32
M18 interchange
The NORTH, Doncaster, Hull, Rotherham (E) M18 53°23′30″N 1°16′56″W / 53.39160°N 1.28231°W / 53.39160; -1.28231 (M1, Junction 32 - M1-M18 interchange)
158.8
159.2
255.6
256.2
Sheffield (C), Rotherham (C) A630 J33 Sheffield (C), Rotherham (C) A630 53°23′55″N 1°20′59″W / 53.39848°N 1.34977°W / 53.39848; -1.34977 (M1, Junction 33)
161.5
161.7
259.9
260.3
Sheffield (E), Rotherham (C), Meadowhall A6109: J34 Sheffield (E), Rotherham (C), Meadowhall A6178: 53°25′03″N 1°24′23″W / 53.41754°N 1.40634°W / 53.41754; -1.40634 (M1, Junction 34)
164.9
165.4
265.4
266.2
Rotherham (N) A629 J35 Rotherham (N) A629 53°27′21″N 1°26′43″W / 53.45581°N 1.44539°W / 53.45581; -1.44539 (M1, Junction 35)
166.7
166.9
268.2
268.6
No access J35a Manchester A616 53°28′31″N 1°27′32″W / 53.47525°N 1.45891°W / 53.47525; -1.45891 (M1, Junction 35a)
168.0
168.5
270.3
271.2
Sheffield (N), Barnsley A61 J36 Barnsley (S) A61 53°29′47″N 1°28′32″W / 53.49632°N 1.47547°W / 53.49632; -1.47547 (M1, Junction 36)
172.1
172.6
276.9
277.8
Barnsley, Manchester A628 J37 Manchester, Barnsley A628 53°32′55″N 1°30′56″W / 53.54872°N 1.51568°W / 53.54872; -1.51568 (M1, Junction 37)
176.4
176.9
283.9
284.7
Huddersfield A637 J38 Huddersfield A637 53°36′11″N 1°33′03″W / 53.60297°N 1.55092°W / 53.60297; -1.55092 (M1, Junction 38)
178.5 287.2 Woolley Edge services Services Woolley Edge services 53°37′18″N 1°32′54″W / 53.62161°N 1.54821°W / 53.62161; -1.54821 (M1, Woolley Edge services)
179.9
180.4
289.5
290.4
Denby Dale A636 J39 Wakefield A636 53°39′02″N 1°31′43″W / 53.65064°N 1.52869°W / 53.65064; -1.52869 (M1, Junction)
182.6
183.0
293.8
294.5
Wakefield, Dewsbury A638 J40 Dewsbury, Wakefield A638 53°41′01″N 1°33′18″W / 53.68357°N 1.55508°W / 53.68357; -1.55508 (M1, Junction 40)
185.1
185.6
297.9
298.7
Wakefield, Morley A650 J41 Wakefield A650 53°42′56″N 1°32′07″W / 53.71556°N 1.53534°W / 53.71556; -1.53534 (M1, Junction 41)
186.5
187.0
300.1
301.0
Hull, Pontefract, Manchester, Bradford M62 J42
M62 interchange
Manchester, Bradford, Leeds/Bradford Airport interchange
Hull M62
53°43′51″N 1°30′43″W / 53.73087°N 1.51195°W / 53.73087; -1.51195 (M1, Junction 42 - M1-M62 interchange)
188.4
189.0
303.2
304.1
No access J43 Leeds M621 53°45′17″N 1°30′53″W / 53.75460°N 1.51461°W / 53.75460; -1.51461 (M1, Junction 43)
189.4
189.9
304.8
305.6
Leeds A639
(M621)
J44 Leeds (S) A639 53°45′45″N 1°29′29″W / 53.76256°N 1.49139°W / 53.76256; -1.49139 (M1, Junction 44)
190.8
191.2
307.1
307.7
Leeds A63 J45 Leeds (SE) A63 53°46′34″N 1°28′13″W / 53.77613°N 1.47041°W / 53.77613; -1.47041 (M1, Junction 45)
193.7
194.0
311.7
312.2
Leeds (E) A6120 J46 Leeds (E), Leeds/Bradford Airport interchange A6120
Selby A63
53°47′31″N 1°25′35″W / 53.79198°N 1.42646°W / 53.79198; -1.42646 (M1, Junction 46)
196.6
197.0
316.4
317.1
Castleford A656
Garforth A642
J47 Garforth A642
The SOUTH (A1(M))
53°48′20″N 1°21′41″W / 53.80557°N 1.36149°W / 53.80557; -1.36149 (M1, Junction 47)
197.7 318.1 Start of motorway A1(M), J43
Northern terminus
The NORTH, Wetherby A1(M)
York (A64)
53°49′18″N 1°20′19″W / 53.82178°N 1.33866°W / 53.82178; -1.33866 (M1, Northern terminus with A1(M))
Notes
  • Data from driver location signs/distance marker posts are used to provide distance and carriageway identification information. Where a junction spans several hundred metres and the data is available, both the start and finish values for the junction are shown. Coordinate data from ACME Mapper.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


References[change | change source]

  1. "Driving directions to M1". Google. Retrieved 13 October 2013.

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