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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We maintain what is almost-certainly the country's largest database of motorway services. You can navigate it using the search boxes below, or one of the links above.
Here are a few of our favourite articles:
One of two services actually built in London - find out about its history here.
History:Motorway service area
A feature commemorating the 50th anniversary of the motorway service area and looking at how things have changed.
The perhaps sad story of a grand service station which was closed and moved out-of-sight.