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Lymm services


M6 at J20
M56 at J9
(also accessible to traffic on the A50, B5158 and the B5356)

Signposted from the road? As Greggs/Costa/M&S

Post Code:

WA13 0SP

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Single site located at a junction.

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More of a courtyard than a service area, and technically only a truckstop but it caters for cars too. It's located at the M6/M56 interchange and used to have an independent appeal; it's now considered to be in-line with other Moto services.


Catering: Bar & Grill, Costa, Greggs, McDonald's Drive Thru, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme Shops: Barber Shop, M&S Simply Food, Trucking Shopwebsite, WHSmith Main Amenities: Ecotricity Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Lucky Coin, NomadPower, Showers Motel: Ibis Budgetbook Forecourt: BP (with: BP Autogas LPG), Shop, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue

Parking Prices

First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £16 and HGVs, caravans and motorhomes £20.50. Trailer changeovers have a charge of £3 for 24 hours. There is no meal voucher option available.

Prices are paid using pay points in the main building.

The fees are strictly enforced by CP Plus.

Contact Details

Lymm Services
Cliff Lane
WA13 0SP

  • Telephone number: 01925 757777
  • Grid reference: SJ665847

Trivia and Design

Lymm services.
The central courtyard.

Moto try to divert all of the lorry drivers at their nearby Knutsford services here, as that only has 27 spaces for lorries whereas Lymm has 600.

The Greggs outlet was the first to open at any UK service station.

There are a series of breakdown units located within the services.


There was a truckstop to the north of Cliff Lane, dating back to the 1950s, known as Poplars Truckstop. It was taken over by new owners in 1983 who found a number of issues including that it was too small, had a tight entrance, and was causing queues on the A50. In 1987 the new owners proposed moving the truckstop to its present site, south of Cliff Lane.

The new truckstop was branded Poplar 2000, with McDonald's joining it in 1995. The main site got mixed up with Granada and Compass's merger, which caused it to be a remaining hospitality venture that would therefore be owned by Moto. Moto slowly replaced the Poplar 2000 branding and replacing its unique facilities with their own, such as WHSmith and Costa.

By the start of 2015 the Poplar name, which had survived only on the road signs, had completely disappeared despite past suggestions it could have been kept and applied to Barton Park.

As part of plans to grow the service area, an M&S Simply Food opened here on 19 March 2015. Lucky Coin and Fifth Wheel Bar & Grill also officially opened here on 30 March but actually opened on 25 March. A temporary unbranded restaurant and bar were in operation whilst the new facilities were built.

The Travelodge motel here closed in late 2013 and was sold on to Ibis Budget who reopened the hotel in May 2014.

The site of the old truckstop became Poplar Park. In November 2019, Lymm Truck Washwebsite moved from the main service station to the site of the old truckstop. The new Poplar Park claims to be the largest HGV wash in Europe.


Knutsford (6 miles) Services on the M6 Charnock Richard (22 miles)
Burtonwood (M62 west, 10 miles)
Birch (M62 east, 23 miles)
Birch (M62 east, 35 miles) Services on the M56 Chester (14 miles)
Knutsford (6 miles) Moto services Birch (M62 east, 23 miles)

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