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Barton Park services


A1(M) at J56
(also accessible to traffic on the B6275)

Signposted from the road.

Post Code:

DL10 6NA

(Google Maps link)


Single site located at a junction.

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Although it's a truckstop with few facilities for families, there have always been a number of inconsistent and battered signs calling this place 'Barton Park services'. Now the A1(M) has been completed, it seems to be getting renewed prominence.


Catering: Truckers Cafe Main Amenities: Showers Forecourt: BP, Shop, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue

Parking Prices

First two hours free for all vehicles, after which HGVs, caravans and motorhomes £13.50. HGVs can pay £15 to include a £3.50 food voucher.

There is no long term car parking available at this site.

Contact Details

North Yorkshire
DL10 6NA

Trivia and History

Barton Park cafe.
The café.

Barton Park truckstop is based in a former quarry site. It was purchased by Mobil, and BP then grew it as part of their corporate truckstop business.

In 1993, a company named Barton Park Ltd applied to make it a full motorway service station, one of many plans for new services in the Barton area.

BP's business was sold to Nightowl Truckstops, who later went in to receivership. This site was then purchased by Moto.

This site includes a filling station next to a hill. The hill has a building which houses a café area, toilets and showers. Many signs, including one at the entrance, have a symbol suggesting there is a motel here: instead people wanting to stay the night are expected to remain in their vehicles.

Moto Expansion

As there was uncertainty surrounding the impact upgrading the A1 would have on their existing small site at Scotch Corner, Moto saw the opportunity to move the services to the Barton Park site if Scotch Corner ever had to be closed.

Following their acquisition of Poplar 2000 at Lymm, Moto began to apply some Poplar 2000 branding to Barton Park. This was soon stopped in favour of Moto corporate branding.

Given that Scotch Corner won't be closing, Moto now appear to be using Barton Park to make up for the facilities missing there, operating the two as a pair. As Scotch Corner is technically only a rest area, it is often seen as being inferior, despite Barton Park having much less to offer.


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