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Doncaster (North)

Doncaster (North)
Moto
Doncaster (North)
Road:M18 at J5
M180 at the starting roundabout
Address:Junction 5
M18 Motorway
Thorne
Doncaster
South Yorkshire
DN8 5GS
Telephone number:01302 847700
Signposted from the road?As Greggs/Costa/M&S
Opened:2000
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.

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

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Facilities

Main Amenities: Ecotricity Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Full Hou$e, Lucky Coin, Picnic Tables, Showers
Restaurants: Burger King, Costa, Greggs, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme
Shops: WHSmith
Motel: Travelodge[book rooms]
Forecourt: BP (with: LPG), Costa Express, Krispy Kreme, Greggs, Air1 AdBlue

Parking Prices

First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £12 and HGVs £19, or £20.50 to include a £9 food voucher.

Prices are paid using PayByPhone - more details. The location code is 2434.

The fees are strictly enforced by CP Plus.

Trivia

Some of the original Moto brands.

An M&S was planned here but it was postponed, and the services were extended to gain a Greggs instead.

It had one of the last remaining trucker's cafés on the motorway network. Many of the previously smaller units have been merged over time, to create one large shop.

The services are 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 keeps being reconsidered.

The services' car park is a base for a local Park & Share scheme.

Previous Plans

One of the newer services, Doncaster was 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.

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

In May 2012 and August 2011, Visit England rated the services as 3 stars.

In 2006 the services won a five star loo award.

Alternatives

Previous:Next:
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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