|Road:||M90 spur road|
A9 at Broxden roundabout
(also accessible to traffic on the A93)
2 Broxden Avenue
(Google Maps link)
|Signposted from the road?||Yes|
|Services type:||Single site located at a junction.|
Broxden is a really confused site, for a start it's signposted as a TRSA, usually mapped as an MSA but not really considered either. It consists of a range of facilities not all of which would be expected from a service area.
General: Picnic Tables, WiFi
Restaurants: Harvester (The Broxden Manor), McDonald's (with: Drive Thru)
Fuel: Esso (with: AdBlue Containers, LPG, Snack & Shop & Costa Coffee)
Motel: Travelodge[book rooms]
The Esso filling station is open 24hrs
History and Trivia
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A service area has been planned in this place since the early '90s, with Esso repeatedly applying for permission to build a large TRSA here. Part of the problem was that policy - both of the local council and the national service station policy at the time - said that the A9 shouldn't have services as people should be visiting the bypassed towns instead.
In 1998 an appeal finally gave them permission, but what actually materialised was less like a traditional service area, which wasn't the impression the original plans had given.
Until this was built, a few other developers attempted to get involved, with Compass (the owners of Moto and other hospitality brands) applying to build there own service area on the site in 2002.
Since then it has managed to elevate itself to TRSA status, appearing in most maps and road signs, including (an incorrect) one on the M90 northbound.
A Little Chef was meant to open here alongside the Travelodge in 2001 but it never did. Only a few miles down the road at Kingdom, another service area attempted to set up but struggled to get off the ground.
A park and ride site is accessed through the services.
|Kinross (17 miles)||Services on the M90||end of route|
With thanks to Alan Simpson for the information used on this page.