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Durham services

Facilities | Rating | ReviewsDurham services
Road:A1(M) at J61
(also accessible to traffic on the A177, A688 and B6291)

Address:Road Chef
Tursdale Road
Telephone number:01913 779222
Signposted from the road?As McDonald's/Costa
Grid reference:NZ307371
Services type:Single site located at a junction.
Visit Durham/Roadchef's official website

Durham is one of Roadchef's smaller services, located on a quiet corner of the motorway network.


Catering: Costa, McDonald's, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme Shops: WHSmith Main Amenities: Ecotricity electric vehicle charging point, Jackpot £500, Meeting Room, Picnic Tables, Showers Motel: Days Innbook Forecourt: Shell, Select, Costa Express, Deli2go, Air1 AdBlue

Parking Prices

First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £12 and HGVs, caravans and coaches £21, or £23 to include a £10 food voucher.

Prices are paid using PayByPhone - more details or in the shop or restaurant. The location code is 5274.

The fees are strictly enforced by CP Plus.


The services were opened on 23 August 1994. It was known in planning as 'Bowburn services'.

Although the services were built like most Roadchefs at the time, it is on a small scale as it was only intended to be a cheap development that filled a gap in provision on the A1(M). That gap was first highlighted in the 1960s, and various online services were proposed then and since.

The services were the first to get a Wimpy, which was the first Roadchef high street brand. This was placed at the far back of the small central area which the services are built around.

The services are due to get a refurbishment and some extra facilities soon.

Filling station was originally run by Fina then Total. Shell now operate the filling station.

Survey Results

In 2015, May 2012 and August 2011, Visit England rated the services as 3 stars.


Scotch Corner (A1, 27 miles)
Barton Park Truckstop (21 miles)
Services on the A1(M) Washington (11 miles)
none nearbyRoadchef services none

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