Services which have changed names
Below is a list of services which have changed their formal name.
By "formal name", we mean the name which was used on road signs or in a significant publication. Many services were referred to in planning documents or press comments by another title. This is perceived as a modern thing (as services are being given glossy, marketable names that the local press won't acknowledge), but actually it happened to many services in the 1960s and 1970s too - even at Watford Gap!
Planning names are excluded from this list as there are so many of them, but they're included on each service area's page.
Only the major a-road services included in the database are included here. Most a-road services don't have signposted names, but each facility will go with their own name.
|Blackburn with Darwen||Blackburn Interchange, Blackburn|
|Heart of Scotland||Harthill|
|Hilton Park||Birmingham North|
|Lancaster||Forton, Lancaster (Forton)|
|Rivington||Anderton, Bolton West|
|Sedgemoor (North)||Brent Knoll Rest Area|
|Sedgemoor (South)||Brent Knoll Rest Area|
|Swansea West||Swansea West|