Motorway Services Online

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An online guide to motorway services

If this is your first visit, then welcome to the site!

Love them or hate them, we've all used a motorway service area before. Motorway Services Online attempts to catalogue useful information for people that use them and serious research into their background, powered by sporadic dosages of enthusiasm for social-history and the retail industry. And motorways.

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Burtonwood westbound 8.jpg
Burtonwood: Having seen the state of this site, would you really want to go and see what the other one is like?
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Lancaster: The southbound services immediately after opening. The transport café is upstairs, with snacks and toilets downstairsLancaster: The southbound services in 1965: there's a lot which has changed.Lancaster: A vehicle having its tyre pressure checked in 1965. The machine on the left sold cigarettes and confectionery.

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Featured Content

Here are a few of our favourite articles:

Forget about the others - they were the true hospitality giants.

Photos and information on a half-built service area on the M3 near Basingstoke which recently came back into the conversation.

Al fresco dining in the middle of the M2? Only one service area could promise that.

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