Barton Park services
|Barton Park truckstop|
|Facilities | Rating | Reviews|
|Road:||A1(M) at J56|
(also accessible to traffic on the A1 and the B6275)
(Google Maps link)
|Telephone number:||01325 377777|
|Signposted from the road?||Yes|
|Previous operators:||Mobil, BP, Nightowl Truckstops|
|Services type:||Single site located at a junction.|
Another growing truckstop, part-owned by Moto. It's based in a former quarry site.
First two hours free for all vehicles, after which HGVs must pay £10.50 or £12 to include a £3.50 food voucher. There is no overnight car parking available at this site.
Trivia & History
Owned by many operators over the years, starting with Mobil, but mainly the site has been developed by BP as part of its corporate truck-stop business, which BP later sold as whole business to Nightowl Truckstops.
In 1993, a company named Barton Park Ltd applied to make it a full motorway service station.
This site includes a filling station next to a hill. The hill has a building which houses a cafe area, toilets and showers.
Moto were brought into ownership of Barton Park, when Nightowl Truckstops went into receivership. As there was uncertainty surrounding the future impact of the A1 upgrading on their existing small site at Scotch Corner, Moto saw the opportunity to move the services to the Barton Park site if Scotch Corner ever had to be closed.
Following their acquisition of Poplar 2000 at Lymm, Moto began to apply some Poplar 2000 branding here, such as on the signage where it can still be seen. However, this was stopped in favour of Moto corporate branding.
Given that Scotch Corner won't be closing, Moto now appear to be using Barton Park to make up for the facilities missing there, operating the two as a pair.
|Scotch Corner (2 miles)||Services on the A1(M)||Durham (21 miles)|
|Scotch Corner (2 miles)||Moto services||Washington (32 miles)|