Motorway Services Online

An online guide to motorway services

If this is your first visit, then welcome to the site!

Love them or hate them, we've all used a motorway service area before. Motorway Services Online attempts to catalogue useful information for people that use them and serious research into their background, powered by sporadic dosages of enthusiasm for social-history and the retail industry. And motorways.
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Cobham: The Starbucks at Cobham - it's big!
Recent uploads: (more)
Medway: An artists impression of what the services could have looked like, before any bids came in.Trumps Green: Have we found where the southbound rear access would have been?Trumps Green: What exists of the southbound onslip is quite long, even if it is very overgrown. The services would have been visible ahead.

Find A Motorway Service Area

We maintain what is almost-certainly the country's largest database of motorway services. You can navigate it using the search boxes below, or one of the links above.

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Featured Content

Here are a few of our favourite articles:

Granada
The history of the biggest and most powerful former operator.

Rest area
A guide to the latest form of roadside facility, which the Department for Transport hope will be a case of third time lucky.

Severn View
The perhaps sad story of a grand service station which was closed and moved out-of-sight.

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