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Service stations are open with reduced facilities.


Templepatrick services

Location:

M2 northbound between J4 and J5

Signposted from the road.

Postcode:

BT36 4RN

map and directions

Access/Layout:

Single site located between junctions on one side of the motorway.

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Northern Ireland's first motorway service area has a smart building and has proven popular, albeit a bit cramped.

Facilities

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Catering: The Bakewell, Burger King Drive Thru, Chopstix Noodle Bar, Greggs, Lavazza, Subway Shops: Off Licence Main Amenities: Children's Play Area, Revolution Self Service Launderette, Picnic Area, Showers, Tourist Information Hotel: none Charging Points: Electric Vehicle Charging Point Forecourt: Applegreen

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Contact Details

🏢 Address:
M2 Northbound
Browns Road
Newtownabbey
Co. Antrim
BT36 4RN

  • 📞 Telephone number: 028 9083 3398
  • 🗺 Grid reference: J279846


Trivia and History

Templepatrick seating area.jpg
Inside the services.

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Services opened 2015

Northern Ireland only has two motorways of any significance, and even they quickly run out, so it's no surprise that the Northern Ireland Roads Service maintained that there was no need for any services.

Between 1994 and 1999, a service area was planned by Conoco Ltd for the M2 at Ivy Lodge Farm. It was eventually given planning permission but not taken forward.

In 2012, Applegreen planned to build a service area on both sides of the M2 here. Applegreen initially only built the outbound service area. The design of the services was later copied by an almost-identical Lisburn services.

In November 2018 Applegreen purchased a significant stake of Welcome Break. One of the trade-offs of the purchase was that suitable Applegreen sites would be managed, rebranded and refurbished by Welcome Break. It was not clear if the Northern Ireland sites (where no UK mainland motorway operators can currently be found) would be considered 'suitable', but it has since been confirmed that the changeover will happen.

In February 2019, Applegreen registered a planning application which suggests they are still looking to build the south-eastbound service area.

Alternatives

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Lisburn (M1, 15 miles) Services on the M2 (Northern Ireland) Glenshane (A6 west, 32 miles)

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