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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Charnock Richard: The petrol station at Charnock Richard, southbound on M6
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Kings Worthy: Looking south along the A33, where the garages used to be.Kings Worthy: The new business takes over from the old forecourt.Kings Worthy: The northbound entry still functions as a slip road, now into a local business.

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Featured Content

Here are a few of our favourite articles:

By far the most iconic service station, Forton is well known for its iconic tower at the northbound services.

Marks and Spencer Simply Food
Moto's first major high street brand and a very successful one at that. It's also one of the most popular pages on this site.

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

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