An experimental building design which either went very wrong, or very right, depending on how you look at it. Thurrock sits slightly isolated alongside a busy section of the M25 and provides a small offer of facilities.
Catering: Burger King, Costa, Eat & Drink Co., Greggs, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme Shops: M&S Simply Food, WHSmith Main Amenities: Changing Places, Ecotricity electric vehicle charging point, Full Hou$e, Lucky Coin, NomadPower, Showers Motel: Travelodge Forecourt: Esso, Hursts, Subway, Costa Express, Rollover, Air1 AdBlue
First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £15 and HGVs, caravans and motorhomes £35. HGVs can pay £36.50 to include a £10 food voucher.
Prices are paid using PayByPhone - more details. The location code is 2467.
The fees are strictly enforced by CP Plus.
Granada Hospitality Ltd
Granada Service Station
Thurrock Motorway Services Area
Trivia and Design
Full details: History:Thurrock
The services experience a 'mini rush hour' at 21:55 as the Dartford Crossing, immediately south of here, is free to use after 22:00 only. As a result astute and frugal motorists will wait in the car park until the end of the charging period.
In Spring 2018, the services came last in Transport Focus's satisfaction survey, scoring 68%. Moto attributed this to refurbishment work going on at the time.
A 5-mile approach sign for the northbound services is the most advance example of one on the motorway network. It has the subheading "through tunnel" explaining the reason for the early warning. It also allows motorists to exit at either J31 or J30, depending on which lane they use and what the traffic is like.
A couple held their wedding reception at the services after winning a mystery prize from a local radio station. They were treated to several laps of the M25 on a coach.
The filling station here is operated by MFG.
| South Mimms (34 miles)|
Birchanger Green (M11 north, 32 miles)
|Services on the M25||
road becomes A282|
Clacket Lane (M25, 21 miles)
Maidstone (M20, 30 miles)
Medway (M2, 27 miles)
Tollgate (A2 east, 10 miles)
|none||Services on the A13||Orsett Cock (7 miles)|
|Toddington (M1 north, 54 miles)||Moto services||
Medway (M2, 27 miles)|
Pease Pottage (M23 south, 43 miles)
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