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Doncaster (North) services

Doncaster (North)
Facilities | Rating | ReviewsDoncaster (North) services
Road:M18 at J5
M180 at the starting roundabout

Address:Junction 5
M18 Motorway
South Yorkshire
Telephone number:01302 847700
Signposted from the road?Yes
Previous operators:Granada
Grid reference:SE667110
Services type:Single site located at a junction.
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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.

One service area serving both the M18 and the M180. They are the only 'proper' motorway services in this corner of the motorway network.


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: Travelodgebook Forecourt: BP (with: BP Autogas LPG), Shop, Greggs, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme, Air1 AdBlue

Parking Prices

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.


Some of the original Moto brands.

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.

Some planing documents called it 'Hatfield North services'.

Brands and Layout

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.

It opened with one of Granada's shopping centres, one of the first to open.

Previous Plans

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.

Survey Results

Use with care. Outdated surveys have been included for interest only.

In 2015, the services were rated 4 star by Visit England.

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 roadServices 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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