Doncaster (North) services
|Facilities | Rating | Reviews|
|Road:||M18 at J5|
M180 at the starting roundabout
MAP AND DIRECTIONS
|Telephone number:||01302 847700|
|Signposted from the road?||Yes|
|Services type:||Single site located at a junction.|
|Visit Doncaster (North)/Moto's official website|
This is the Moto service area on the M18 and the M180. For the Little Chef on the A1, see Carcroft. For the former Forte services on the A1, see Barnsdale Bar. For the unbuilt services, see Unbuilt Services.
Catering: Burger King, Costa, Greggs, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme Shops: M&S Simply Food, WHSmith Main Amenities: Ecotricity electric vehicle charging point, Full Hou$e, Lucky Coin, NomadPower, Picnic Tables, Showers Motel: Travelodge Forecourt: BP (with: LPG), Shop, Greggs, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme, Air1 AdBlue
First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £15 and HGVs, caravans and motorhomes £21 or £22.50 which includes a £10 food voucher.
Prices are paid using PayByPhone - more details. The location code is 2434.
The fees are strictly enforced by CP Plus.
An M&S was planned here but it was postponed, and the services were extended to gain a Greggs instead. An M&S store finally opened in March 2016 in the former EDC restaurant area. The seating area is still in the centre, but now slightly dwarfed by the extended services surrounding it.
It had one of the last remaining trucker's cafés on the motorway network, a hangover from a much older service station design. Despite this, a modern atrium design is used, with a single entrance and a tall, light building.
The services's car park is a base for a local Park & Share scheme. It is connected by public footpath to Hugh Hill Lane and the wider road network of Thorne. In 2005 there were plans for the services' access road to be exploited to provide full access between the motorway and the local road network, as part of a surrounding business park development. This was dropped at the time but is now likely to happen again.
One of the newer services, Doncaster was first proposed by Pavilion. The services here were originally proposed in 1993, but alternatives were then explored at J3 and north of J5. It had planning permission for ten years before it opened in 2000, possibly disrupted by the planned Stainforth road connection.
A mile south there is land shaped for the Hatfield services which was never utilised as it was thought to be better to build Doncaster and serve two roads in one, especially given that the M180's rather nondescript landscape has a habit of sending drivers to sleep. In 1986 a plan was put forward to build services north of J6.
In May 2012 and August 2011, Visit England rated the services as 3 stars.
In 2006 the services won a five star loo award.
|none on M18|
Woodall (M1 south, 27 miles)
Blyth (A1(M) south, 19 miles)
|Services on the M18||
none on M18|
Ferrybridge (M62 west, 19 miles)
|start of road||Services on the M180||Barnetby (26 miles)|
|Trowell (M1 south, 55 miles)|
Blyth (A1(M) south, 19 miles)
|Moto services||Ferrybridge (M62 west, 19 miles)|
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