European route E30
|Countries:||Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Belarus, Russia|
|International E-road network|
European route E 30 is an A-Class West-East European route, extending from the southern Irish port of Cork in the west to the Russian city of Omsk in the east. For much of its Russian stretch, it coincides with Trans-Siberian Highway and, east of the Ural Mountains, with AH6 of the Asian Highway Network, which continues to Busan, South Korea. This route is approximately 6,500 kilometres (4,000 mi).
The E 30 is one of the longest European routes with a total length of about 5,800 km (3,600 mi)—3,300 km (2,100 mi) from Cork to Moscow, and 2,500 km (1,600 mi) from Moscow to Omsk. The naming is by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.
Formerly the route only went from Cork to Samara, with an often reported length of 4,912 km (3,052 mi).
Formerly, before 1985, this was the E 8 (London–Berlin–Brest).
The nearest passenger ferries to Hoek van Holland actually depart from Harwich, across the Orwell south of Felixstowe. That ferry has 2 daily departures, one is a day crossing, the other a night crossing, both taking about 7–8 hours. It carries foot (train) passengers as well as cars, buses, caravans and freight lorries. Ferries departing from Felixstowe carry freight only.
The Russian stretch of this road coincides partly with the Asian Highway Network's AH6 (though this latter highway passes through Petropavl, Kazakhstan in its stretch between Chelyabinsk and Omsk, unlike the E 30). The E 30 follows the Russian main road M1 Belarus-Moscow, M5 Moscow-Chelyabinsk and M51 Chelyabinsk-Kurgan. It goes along minor roads past Ishim to avoid the Kazak border towards Omsk.
In the years 1988-1994, a travel agency in the Netherlands, called E30, organized trips with a camper-touring car along the E30, starting at Utrecht and with stops in Berlin, Warsaw, Minsk, Smolensk and end destination Moscow.
- Category:Constituent roads of European route E30
- For example Economic and Social Council Document ECE/TRANS/WP.6/AC.2/18 – 17 December 2008; Agenda item 6 Participation in the 2005 E-route census
- For more information see: StenaLine or The Man in Seat 61 Seat61
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