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"One of the world's most powerful countries has an area of 243,610 square km. The capital city is London an important financial and cultural centre. Unlike most countries in the world, British traffic drives on the left. Also, miles are used instead of kilometres."
— Official Euro Truck Simulator 2 Website

The United Kingdom is a country in Western Europe, featured in Euro Truck Simulator (Gold Edition), UK Truck Simulator and Euro Truck Simulator 2.

As an island nation, it is not connected by land to the rest of Europe, and can only be accessed by ferries or trains through the Channel Tunnel. It shares border with Ireland (via Northern Ireland), but it is not shown.

Drive on Left sign

The "Drive on left" sign

The United Kingdom is different from most countries in Europe, as it is being one of the very few countries to drive on the left. It is also the only country in the game with speed limits in miles per hour. The United Kingdom is home to one of the most northern territories in the game known as Scotland. In addition, the speed limit of 97 km/h (60 mph) on British motorways is the second-highest in the game behind Bulgaria and Romania tied, which have speed limits of 100 km/h (62 mph), and as other countries have speed limits of 80 km/h (50 mph) or 90 km/h (56 mph).

Much like the majority of places in the base and Going East maps, the United Kingdom's quality and freshness is alarmingly poor, especially when one takes a trip around newer map expansions such as Road to the Black sea or Beyond the Baltic Sea. This is probably due to the fact that the ETS2 map of the United Kingdom is imported from the UKTS one, and that may explain why it has a slightly worse look than Visegrád 4 countries.

Accessible Cities[]

In Euro Truck Simulator (Gold Edition), only Dover, London, Manchester and Newcastle-upon-Tyne were featured, with the latter three having depots.

Later, SCS released UK Truck Simulator, and expanded the UK map to include more cities, including three Scottish and two Welsh cities. This map became the basis of the UK map in Euro Truck Simulator 2, where SCS made only minor modifications. Port facilities were added and a few locations were rationalized, resulting in 20 accessible British cities and towns (comparable to Germany in the original game), 4 of which with ferry (or rail) links to other countries. Interestingly, all port towns are in England.

The following table shows all accessible British cities and towns in ETS2:

City Name Image First Game Remarks
Aberdeen (Scotland) Aberdeen UKTS
Birmingham Birmingham view UKTS
Cambridge Cambridge UKTS
Cardiff (Wales) Cardiff city centre UKTS Capital of Wales
Carlisle Carlisle street view UKTS
Chester (unreleased)
Captu4re
ETS2
Dover Dover view UKTS Ferry and rail to Calais
Edinburgh (Scotland) Edinburgh View UKTS Capital of Scotland
Felixstowe Felixstowe harbour UKTS
Glasgow (Scotland) Glasgow UKTS
Grimsby Grimsby streetview UKTS
Harwich Harwich ferry ETS2 Ferry to Europoort
Hull Hull View ETS2 Ferry to Europoort and Esbjerg
Leeds (unreleased)
Captu4re
ETS2
Liverpool Liverpool skyline UKTS
London London ETS2 skyline ETS Capital (also the de facto capital of England)
Manchester Manchester ETS2 view ETS
Newcastle-upon-Tyne Newcastle View ETS Ferry to Amsterdam
Plymouth Plymouth W roundabout UKTS Ferry to Bilbao,Roscoff and Santander
Sheffield Sheffield view UKTS
Southampton Southampton view UKTS
Swansea (Wales) Swansea view 2 UKTS

Roads[]

Despite not having the most number of cities featured in ETS2, the United Kingdom has the largest number of roads featured in that game. In total, 19 Motorways and 21 "A roads" are featured in UK Truck Simulator and Euro Truck Simulator 2.

The following list also includes the M20, a motorway featured in the first Euro Truck Simulator but not the subsequent games.

M1 M2 M3 M4
UK M1 sign
LondonSheffield
(LondonNewcastle in ETS1)
UK M2 sign
LondonDover
 
UK M3 sign
LondonSouthampton
 
UK M4 sign
LondonSwansea
 
M5 M6 M8 M9
UK M5 sign
BirminghamA38 (Plymouth)
UK M6 sign
M1Carlisle
UK M8 sign
EdinburghGlasgow
UK M9 sign
M80 – A9
M11 M18 M20 M25
UK M11 sign
LondonCambridge
UK M18 sign
SheffieldM180
UK M20 sign
LondonDover (ETS1)
UK M25 sign
London ring
M27 M53 M56 M62
UK M27 sign
Southampton bypass
UK M53 sign
Liverpool west
UK M56 sign
Liverpool south
UK M62 sign
LiverpoolSheffield
M74 M80 M90 M180
UK M74 sign
CarlisleGlasgow
UK M80 sign
A80 – M9
UK M90 sign
EdinburghA9 / Aberdeen
UK M180 sign
M18A180
A1 A2 A9
UK A1 sign   UK A1M sign
CambridgeNewcastle
UK A2 sign
LondonDover
UK A9 sign
M9 – M90 / Aberdeen
A12 A14 A15 A20
UK A12 sign
LondonFelixstowe
UK A14 sign
M1 / M6Felixstowe
UK A15 sign
M180 / A180A63 (Hull)
UK A20 sign
Channel TunnelDover
A27 A30 A31 A35
UK A27 sign
M27A259
UK A30 sign
M5A35
UK A31 sign
Southampton west
UK A35 sign
A30A31
A38 A63 A68 A80
UK A38 sign
M5Plymouth
UK A63 sign
A15Hull
UK A68 sign
EdinburghA696
UK A80 sign
M8 / M74 – M80
A120 A180 A259 A483
UK A120 sign
A12Harwich
UK A180 sign
M180Grimsby
UK A259 sign
A27Channel Tunnel
UK A483 sign
M53Swansea
A696 A720
UK A696 sign
A68Newcastle
UK A720 sign
Edinburgh bypass

License Plates[]

ETS2 UK Number Plate Textures, old and new

Textures used in game - old on left, new on right.

While not receiving any map changes since the release of the game, license plates have received minor changes. Current England, Scotland and Wales vehicle registrations are unique to most European counterparts, in that the numbers directly represent the year of first registration, meaning as the game has aged, new numbers have been added. A more significant change was made in April 2022, where the texture used for the plate was edited to have a flag of the United Kingdom instead of the European Union, to reflect changes made IRL in September 2021.

See also[]

The Countries of Euro Truck Simulator series
Euro Truck Simulator Austria - Belgium - Czechia - France - Germany - Italy - Netherlands - Poland - Portugal - Spain - Switzerland - United Kingdom
Euro Truck Simulator 2 Austria - Belgium - Most of Czechia - Northeastern France - Germany - Northern Italy - Luxembourg - Netherlands - Western Poland - Bratislava in Slovakia - Switzerland - United Kingdom
Euro Truck Simulator 2 - Going East! Eastern Czechia - Hungary - Rest of Slovakia - Rest of Poland
Euro Truck Simulator 2 - Scandinavia Denmark - Southern Norway - Southern Sweden
Euro Truck Simulator 2 - Vive la France ! Rest of France
Euro Truck Simulator 2 - Italia Rest of Italy
Euro Truck Simulator 2 - Beyond the Baltic Sea Estonia - Southern Finland - Latvia - Lithuania - Small part of the Northwestern Russian Federation
Euro Truck Simulator 2 - Road to the Black Sea Bulgaria - Romania - East Thrace of the European part of Türkiye
Euro Truck Simulator 2 - Iberia Portugal - Spain
Euro Truck Simulator 2 - Heart of Russia Another part of the Northwestern Russian Federation
Euro Truck Simulator 2 - West Balkans Albania - Bosnia and Herzegovina - Croatia - Kosovo - Montenegro - North Macedonia - Serbia - Slovenia
Euro Truck Simulator 2 - Greece Greece
Euro Truck Simulator 2 - Nordic Horizons Rest of Finland - Rest of Norway - Rest of Sweden
GB United Kingdom
Cities ETS 1: London - Manchester - Newcastle-upon-Tyne

UKTS / ETS 2: Aberdeen - Birmingham - Cambridge - Cardiff - Carlisle - Dover - Edinburgh - Felixstowe - Glasgow - Grimsby - Harwich - Hull - Liverpool - London - Manchester - Newcastle-upon-Tyne - Plymouth - Sheffield - Southampton - Swansea

Motorways M1 - M2 - M3 - M4 - M5 - M6 - M8 - M11 - M18 - M20 - M25 - M27 - M53 - M53 - M62 - M74 - M80 - M90 - M180
A1 - A2 - A9 - A12 - A14 - A15 - A20 - A27 - A30 - A31 - A35 - A38 - A63 - A68 - A80 - A120 - A180 - A259 - A483 - A696 - A720
See also List of landmarks in the United Kingdom - List of Truck Stops in the United Kingdom
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