|Road:||A46 at junction with the A6|
|Address:||Leicester North Services|
|Telephone number:||0207 968 1888|
|Signposted from the road?||Yes|
|Services type:||Single site located at a junction.|
A new, but struggling service area at the A6/A46 junction outside Leicester, including a KFC drive thru. As of 2012, the Extra logo on all the signs has been changed to a round blue sign with 'S' for services on it. Since Extra sold the services in 2011, none of the outlets have closed or been replaced.
The Shell filling station is open 24 hours
First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £10 and HGVs, coaches and caravans must pay £14.
Not to be mixed up with Leicester Forest East and Markfield, Leicester is a new style of service area. It managed to crop up and get planning permission rather unscathed, and it opened on the 24th June 2008. The A46 is probably the most unimportant route ever to get a 'proper' service area.
Since opening the services have lost a number of facilities including Starbucks and Game Grid, with no replacement. In 2011 the local area is being developed with housing which has open access to the services providing hope that the services may develop to also serve the local community. These services were also sold to Quadrant Estates, the same with Derby and Burton, and there are the same plans at these services to sell the current outlets.
No information is currently available, pleaseif you have any.
|none on A46|
Leicester Forest East (M1 south, 7 miles)
Markfield (A50, 9 miles)
|Services on the A46||
Thrussington (A46 northbound, 5 miles)|
Newark (33 miles)
|none nearby||Extra services||none nearby|
With thanks to Jonathan Elton for the information used on this page.