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Medway
Moto
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Road:M2 between J4 and J5

MAP AND DIRECTIONS
Address:Moto Services
Medway Pavilion
Farthing Corner Motorway Services Area
M2
Rainham
Gillingham
Kent
ME8 8PQ
Telephone number:01634 236900
Signposted from the road?As Greggs/Costa/Burger King
Opened:1963
Previous operators:Rank, Pavilion, Granada
Previous names:Farthing Corner
Grid reference:TQ817634
Services type:Single site built upon the motorway.
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The only 'proper' services on the M2/A2 route, Medway is very old and consists of one building built across the road. The services are quite quiet as new routes such as the M20 and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link have meant that the M2 is no longer as important as it used to be.

Facilities

Catering: Burger King, Costa, Greggs, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme Shops: M&S Simply Food, WHSmith Main Amenities: Children's Play Area, Ecotricity Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Picnic Tables, Showers, Full Hou$e, Lucky Coin, Relax Driver's Lounge Motel: Travelodgebook Forecourt: BP (with: LPG), Shop, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme, Air1 AdBlue

Parking Prices

First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £12.50 and HGVs £22.50, or £24 to include a £9 food voucher.

Prices are paid using PayByPhone - more details. The location code is 2454 (westbound) and 2453 (eastbound).

The fees are strictly enforced by CP Plus.

Trivia and History

Full details: History:Medway

The services shortly after opening.

Medway opened as Farthing Corner services.

Medway has a works depot located on the westbound sliproad back on to the motorway. The poor road markings mean that it is easy to go wrong here and, instead of rejoining the M2, end up passing through the secret exit (which is in this case ungated) and end up in Rainham.

On 3 December 2010 the M2 through the services was closed and diverted through the car park following a broken window on the bridge caused by storm damage.

Recent Changes

The restaurant then became a Burger King unit.

The Costa outlet here was refurbished and relocated in January 2015 to make way for the M&S Simply Food store.

Survey Results

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 Outdated surveys have been included for interest only.

In May 2012, Visit England rated the services as 3 stars. In August 2011, they gave them 2 stars.

In 2006 the services won a four star loo award.

A 1978 government review described the services as "depressing".

In 1977 Egon Ronay rated the services as "poor". He said the café felt like an "amateurishly-run transport café", the food was "unimaginative" and it "all seemed rather scruffy", with a juke box which "can be unpleasant".

Alternatives

Previous:Next:
none on M2
Thurrock (M25 north, 31 miles)
Clacket Lane (M25 south, 40 miles)
Cobham (A2, 18 miles)
Maidstone (M20, 13 miles)
Services on the M2 none on M2
Gate (A2 westbound, 18 miles)
Harbledown (A2 eastbound, 19 miles)
Thurrock (M25 north, 31 miles)Moto services Dover Port (A2, 39 miles)

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