|Road:||A14 at J28|
MAP AND DIRECTIONS
|Telephone number:||01494 678876|
|Signposted from the road?||Yes|
|Services type:||Single site located at a junction.|
|Visit Cambridge/Extra's official website|
A busy service area off the busy A14 road.
Main Amenities: Children's Play Area, Ecotricity electric vehicle charging point, Quicksilver, Regus Express, Showers Catering: BakeHouse, Chopstix Noodle Bar, Costa, Ed's Easy Diner, El Mexicana, KFC, McDonald's, Patisserie Valerie, Costa Express Shops: M&S Simply Food, Top Gift, WHSmith Motel: Ramada Forecourt: Shell (with: Autogas LPG), Select, Deli2go, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue, Car Wash
First two hours free for all vehicles, after which you must pay £28 per 24 hour period.
Cambridge was the first of Extra's many planned services to open, opening on 1 December 2000. Extra said that most of the units would become conference facilities and they would not use franchises, but this has not been adhered to.
There was once a service station on the eastbound side which consisted of a petrol station, Little Chef and a Travelodge. The petrol station has since closed and been converted to a hand car wash, the Little Chef is now an American Diner and the Travelodge is still going strong, however the service area is now signed as "Hotel".
When the services first opened, blue signs were mistakenly used, instead of the correct (at the time) green. Since 1992, the only way to tell the difference between a motorway service area and an a-road one is the colour of the signs. Technically, this means it was opened as a motorway service area, despite not being near a motorway. Some listings have referred to it as being at the end of the M11.
In 2015, Visit England rated the services as 4 stars.
In 2012 and 2014 the services won a gold loo award.
In May 2012, it was rated as 3 stars by Visit England.
|Fenstanton (A14 eastbound, 3 miles)|
Brampton Hut (12 miles)
Peterborough (A1(M) north, 24 miles)
|Services on the A14||
Newmarket (19 miles)|
Birchanger Green (M11, 32 miles)
|Peterborough (A1(M) north, 24 miles)||Extra services||Birchanger Green (M11, 32 miles)|
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