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Telford


Telford is a large town in Shropshire, England. It is located about 13 miles (21 kilometers) to the East of Shrewsbury, and about 30 miles to the West of Birmingham. As of 2010, the borough had a population of 170,300, with 155,000 people living in the Telford itself.


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  1. Telford is a large town in Shropshire, England.

  2. Telford is located about 13 miles (21 kilometers) East of Shrewsbury, and about 30 miles West of Birmingham.

  3. As of 2010, the borough of Telford had a population of 170,300, with 155,000 people living in the Telford itself.

  4. Telford is a new town. It was created in the 1960s and 1970s from land that was previously used as agricultural or industrial land, as well as smaller towns.

  5. Telford is the largest town in Shropshire, and one of the fast growing towns in the UK.

  6. Telford is named after the civil engineer, Thomas Telford (1757 to 1834), who worked on numerous infrastructure projects (including roads, canals, harbours, tunnels, and bridges), including many in Shropshire. Thomas Telford was the first President of Institution of Civil Engineers, and was nicknamed "The Colossus of Roads".

  7. Telford now encompasses, Ironbridge Gorge, which is a popular and scenic tourist destination, as well as being a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  8. Telford is situation at the western terminus of the M54 motorway. The M54 is a spur of the M6, and connects Telford to Wolverhampton, the West Midlands, and the national motorway network.

  9. Additionally, Telford is also on the A5, which connects Telford to Shrewsbury and Cannock.

  10. Telford has five railway stations, although only three are on the national railway network. All three lie on the Shrewsbury to Wolverhampton line.

  11. At the time of writing (2013), there is no direct train link to London (Shropshire is the only English county with no such link), although there was one in the past (2008), to 2011 - it ceased operations as it was unprofitable).


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