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Tamworth services

Location:

M42 at J10
(also accessible to traffic on the A5)

Signposted from the road.

Post Code:

B77 5PS

map and directions

Access/Layout:

Single site located at a junction.

Rating: See the reviews

Tamworth is part of a business park, strategically located along the M42 where it meets the busy A5.

Facilities[edit]

Catering: Burger King, Chow, Costa, Eat & Drink Co., Greggs, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme Shops: Ladbrokes, M&S Simply Food, WHSmith Main Amenities: Children's Play Area, Ecotricity electric vehicle charging point, Full Hou$e, Lucky Coin, Showers Motel: Travelodgebook Forecourt: Esso, Spar, Subway, Starbucks on the Go, AdBlue4You

Parking Prices[edit]

First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £15 and HGVs, caravans and motorhomes £25.50. HGVs can pay £27 to include a £10 food voucher.

Prices are paid using PayByPhone - more details. The location code is 2466.

The fees are strictly enforced by CP Plus.

Last updated January 2018.

Contact Details[edit]

Address:
Moto Tamworth
Tamworth Motorway Services Area
Green Lane
Wilnecote
Tamworth
Staffordshire
B77 5PS

  • Telephone number: 01827 260120
  • Grid reference: SK244011


Trivia and History[edit]

Tamworth restaurants.jpg
The old dining area.

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Opened by Granada 1990
Re-branded Moto 2001

There are 257 car parking spaces together with 18 spaces for coaches and 34 HGV spaces within the site boundary.

The services's access road actually forms part of a through route, linking a country lane (Green Lane) to the dual carriageway to the M42 (also called Green Lane). It is not a public route and it's only really useful if someone from the nearby housing estates fancies an expensive lunch.

When services on the M42 were first being investigated (with Austrey Meadows being the preferred location), building any services at this junction was ruled out because of the traffic impact. It was later developed privately.

Labrokes motorway services.
The outdoor unit, built for Rock Island, now Ladbrokes.

Between 1995 and 1998 there was a Rock Island Diner here in a separate building, which later became Little Chef. There was a Ladbrokes attached to it which now occupies the whole building, meaning the glossy chrome and red plastic fittings and 1950s posters and music are no longer to be found.

The filling station is operated by Euro Garages and once had the most expensive fuel in the UK, being an average of 23p above supermarkets and 10p above other motorway service stations.

Alternatives[edit]

Previous:Next:
Hopwood Park (25 miles)
Warwick (M40, 36 miles)
Corley (M6 south, 18 miles)
Norton Canes (M6 Toll, 16 miles)
Services on the M42 Appleby Magna (8 miles)
Donington (A42, 21 miles)
none on M42
Cherwell Valley (M40, 61 miles)
Moto services none on M42
Donington (A42, 21 miles)

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