European route E22

Summary

European route E22 is one of the longest European routes. It has a length of about 5,320 km (3,310 mi). Many of the E-roads have been extended into Asia since the year 2000; the E22 was extended on 24 June 2002.

E22 shield
E22
Route information
Length5,320 km (3,310 mi)
Major junctions
West endHolyhead, United Kingdom
Major intersections
East endIshim, Russia
Location
Countries United Kingdom
 Netherlands
 Germany
 Sweden
 Latvia
 Russia
Major citiesManchester
Leeds
Amsterdam
Bremen
Hamburg
Malmö
Rīga
Moscow
Nizhny Novgorod
Kazan
Perm
Yekaterinburg
Highway system
E21 E23

RouteEdit

E22 route summary
  A55A494M56M6M62M60M62M18M180A180A160
  A10A8A7N7A7N7A7
  A 280A 31A 28A 1A 20B 96
  E6/E22E6/E20/E22E22
  A10A8/A10A7/A8/A10A6A4P5P80A6A12
  M9МКАDM7P242EKADP351P402

United KingdomEdit

Port of Holyhead   (53°18′34″N 4°37′44″W / 53.3094°N 4.6289°W / 53.3094; -4.6289)

Port of Immingham   (53°37′38″N 0°11′27″W / 53.62718°N 0.19097°W / 53.62718; -0.19097)

NetherlandsEdit

Amsterdam (52°22′N 4°54′E / 52.367°N 4.900°E / 52.367; 4.900)

Bad Nieuweschans (53°10′50″N 7°12′26″E / 53.18056°N 7.20722°E / 53.18056; 7.20722)

GermanyEdit

Bunde (53°11′N 7°16′E / 53.183°N 7.267°E / 53.183; 7.267)

Sassnitz   (54°30′59″N 13°38′28″E / 54.51639°N 13.64111°E / 54.51639; 13.64111)

Elbe CrossingEdit

There are currently plans to reroute the E22 between Lübeck and Westerstede, to go north of Hamburg and Bremen over the A20, when this new motorway is built after 2020. The E22 would then use the planned tunnel under the Elbe at Drochtersen/Glückstadt.[citation needed]

SwedenEdit

Trelleborg   (55°22′N 13°10′E / 55.367°N 13.167°E / 55.367; 13.167)
(Start of concurrency with   E6)

Norrköping (58°36′N 16°12′E / 58.600°N 16.200°E / 58.600; 16.200)

In Sweden, E-Roads do not have national numbers. There is currently no ferry across the Baltic Sea between Norrköping and Ventspils. The best ferry alternative is from Nynäshamn to Ventspils. The line is run by Scandlines.

LatviaEdit

Ventspils   (57°23′26″N 21°34′24″E / 57.39056°N 21.57333°E / 57.39056; 21.57333)

Zilupe (56°23′N 28°07′E / 56.383°N 28.117°E / 56.383; 28.117)

RussiaEdit

Burachki (56°21′22″N 28°11′38″E / 56.356°N 28.19383°E / 56.356; 28.19383)

Ishim (56°07′N 69°30′E / 56.117°N 69.500°E / 56.117; 69.500)
Between Kazan and Igra, the road takes a detour over Yelabuga, because the shortest route between Kazan and Igra uses a ferry over the Vyatka River (56°35′31″N 50°42′32″E / 56.592°N 50.709°E / 56.592; 50.709), and the road is a bad gravel road around that area. Google Maps shows the   E22 to use the ferry, but that is wrong; the UN convention lists Yelabuga along a paved road without any ferry. Both routes are visible in Google Streetview. A much used shortcut is Izhevsk - Votkinsk - Perm.

Between Perm and Ishim, the   E22 follows the Trans-Siberian Railway.

GalleryEdit

External linksEdit

  • UN Economic Commission for Europe: Overall Map of E-road Network (2007)
  • E22 route near Jūrmala, Latvia
Map all coordinates using: OpenStreetMap 
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