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Changing Places at Motorway Services

Changing Places logo.
A Moto external Changing Places facility.

Changing Places toilets have been fitted to motorway service areas since 2011, but progress providing more was slow. A high-profile campaign brought attention to the shortcomings of traditional disabled toilet facilities.

After the Cherwell Valley trial, in 2016 all three of the main operators agreed to provide Changing Places facilities whenever a refurbishment allows for it. The three had suggested they would be willing to work together to ensure that the main motorways were covered as quickly as possible.

Throughout 2019, the Department for Transport awarded funding to transport hubs looking to install a new Changing Places toilet. This funding was provided in partnership with Muscular Dystrophy UK, under the government's Inclusive Transport Strategy. As of 2020, it's expected that 22 new facilities will be built.

The last service area to open without any disabled toilets at all was Scotch Corner in 1980. Things have come far since then, but still have a long way to go. There have been suggestions that the operators will be working together to ensure that, between them, the whole motorway network has a good coverage of accessible toilet facilities.

Services With Changing Places

The following services are listed in our database as having a Changing Places facility.

You can view more information by tapping on the name of the service area. You can also customise your search by ensuring that the 'Changing Places' box is ticked when you search our database. Unlike our normal policy, for this list we have marked services as "northbound only" (or similar) even if there is a bridge between the two sides.

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