The first signposted service area on the northern side of the border, roughly halfway between Newry and Belfast. It is only available on the northbound side.
Outdoor Space: No grass space Charging Points: ESB ecarNI 50kW CCS, 50kW CHAdeMO & 43kW Type 2 Forecourt: GO, Centra, Barbican Deli, Frank and Honest drive thru
24 Halfway Road
Trivia and History
Barbican services is built on part of the Banbridge Coachworks site, which was partially sold off and demolished in 2010.
The service station was first planned in 2006. There was also a plan to build a drive thru restaurant on the land next to the A1 which didn't happen, and instead it was used for parking and now a climbing frame sales shop.
The rest of the coachworks and other industrial units continue to be accessed through the services. One of these traded as 'Agnew'.
The forecourt brand was originally Topaz. It changed to Circle K Express in 2018, and then changed again to GO in February 2021. This involved the addition of pay at pump, allowing fuel sales to take place at night.
The shop has always been branded Centra, who refer to it as their 'A1' branch (sometimes 'A1 Banbridge').
|Dublin Road (19 miles)||Services on the A1||Templepatrick (M1 north, 15 miles)|