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Ferrybridge

Ferrybridge
Moto
Ferrybridge
Road:M62 at J33
(also accessible to traffic on the A162 and not far from the A1(M))
Address:Moto Services
Ferrybridge Motorway Services Area
Great North Road
Knottingley
West Yorkshire
WF11 0AF
Telephone number:01977 672767
Signposted from the road?As Burger King/Costa/M&S
Opened:1985
Previous operators:Granada
Grid reference:SE485226
Services type:Single site located at a junction.
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The last services on the M62, Ferrybridge is quite small and was significantly hurt when the A1 through the junction was given a by-pass away from the road. A1 traffic can still access it but it's not as easy as it once was.

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Facilities

Main Amenities: Full Hou$e, Lucky Coin, Picnic Tables, Showers
Restaurants: Burger King, Costa, Greggs, Ernie's Fish and Chips, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme
Shops: Cotton Traders, M&S Simply Food, WHSmith
Motel: Travelodge[book rooms]
Forecourt: BP, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme, Air1 AdBlue

Parking Prices

First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £12 and HGVs £20, or £21.50 to include a £9 food voucher.

Prices are paid using PayByPhone - more details. The location code is 2437.

The fees are strictly enforced by CP Plus.

Trivia and History

The tall building built to house a light and airy restaurant.

The services opened on 2 February 1985, at 11am. Upon opening the building was described as "modern" and "tastefully furnished". It was noted that 1,200 people would pass through the doors, but most not spending any money, and 70 jobs had been created, with a 90% female bias.

As soon as you leave the roundabout to enter the services the road splits (left for cars and coaches, right for lorries), and the suddenness of this catches many people out each day.

This was the first service area to be developed privately and without a nudge from the government, hence the profitable location. It gave way to other strategic developments by Granada such as Chieveley and Markfield.

A Greggs was added in October 2012. In 2013, a trial fish and chip shop in the form of Ernie's was added, instead of the existing restaurant offer.

Survey Results

In May 2012, Visit England rated the services as 4 stars. In August 2011, they gave them 3 stars.

In 2006 the services won a four star loo award. In 2005, it was five stars.

Alternatives

Previous:Next:
Hartshead Moor (23 miles)
Woolley Edge (M1 south, 21 miles)
Services on the M62 none on M62
Doncaster (North) (M18, 19 miles)
Darrington (A1 southbound, 2 miles)
Barnsdale Bar (5 miles)
Services on the A1 Wetherby (20 miles)
Bilbrough Top (A64 east, 20 miles)
Birch (43 miles)
Blyth (24 miles)
Woolley Edge (M1 south, 21 miles)
Moto services Wetherby (20 miles)
Doncaster (North) (M18, 19 miles)

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