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1986 Transport_M6 Motorway

 The motorway,grey,boring,dull.        
 The noisy cars rushing past           
 Leaving a gush of black smoke behind. 
 The exciting noise of horns ringing in
 the air.                              
 Black, yellow, orange, blue_cars of   
 all colours                           
 Vroom vroom_ a motorbikes engine      
 roaring past.                         
 Flashing lights dazzling bright and   
 But the motorway is an eyesore and is 
 boring and dull.                      
          By Linsey Ruddell.           
  The M6 passes through our area. There
 are two carriageways, north and south.
 In a ten minute period on Thursday    
 morning there were 731 vehicles.      
 In a ten minute period on Friday      
 evening there were 944 vehicles.      
 On Friday evening there is usually a  
 'rush hour'.                          

Map of the area

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