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Birch services


M62 between J18 and J19

Signposted from the road.


OL10 2RB

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Two sites located between junctions, connected by a pedestrian footbridge.

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Two different services close to Manchester on the busy M62. The eastbound side is the older and smaller of the two, while westbound is a lot more airy.


Catering: on both sides: Burger King, Costa Coffee, Greggs, Costa Express, f'real Milkshakes, Krispy Kreme
and eastbound only: KFC, Pret A Manger, Tango Ice Blast, Costa Drive Thru
Shops: M&S Simply Food, WHSmith Amenities: on both sides: Travelodge, Changing Places, Full Hou$e, Showers
and eastbound only: &Play, Lucky Coin, Revolution Laundry
Outdoor Space: westbound only: Grass area by hotel
and eastbound only: Grass bank behind building
Charging Points: westbound only: GRIDSERVE Electric Highway 350kW CCS, 100kW CHAdeMO & 22kW Type 2
and eastbound only: GRIDSERVE Electric Highway 50kW CCS, 50kW CHAdeMO & 22kW Type 2
Forecourt: BP, Shop, Costa Express

Parking Prices

First 2 hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £15 and HGVs, caravans and motorhomes £25. HGVs can pay £28 to include a £10 food voucher.

Prices are paid using PayByPhone. The location code is 2427 (westbound) and 2426 (eastbound).

The fees are strictly enforced by CP Plus.

This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Moto Hospitality Ltd
Whittle Lane
OL10 2RB

Trivia and Design

The front of the building, with a sign saying Welcome to Moto.
The older, eastbound building.

See also: History:Birch

The parking prices used to have an unusual (and rather expensive) tier system, but it has now reverted back to the standard 2-or-24 hours system.

A westbound Costa Drive Thru had been planned to join the eastbound one, but the permission for this has now expired.

Moto are currently constructing new electric vehicle charging hubs on both sides. These are set to include six high-powered GRIDSERVE charging points and twelve Tesla Superchargers. The westbound GRIDSERVE chargers went live in May 2024, with the rest set to follow later in the year.

A new Pret A Manger opened here on the eastbound side on 13 November 2023, utilising the former Moto Meetings area. This was later joined by a new KFC unit in the vacant Fone Bitz space, opening on 5 December 2023. The eastbound WHSmith store was also refurbished in December 2023, relaunching with new fixtures and fittings as well as new iced drinks offerings. They also added two new Changing Places facilities, one on each side, in early 2023 and later refurbished both sets of toilet and shower facilities in Spring 2024.


Burtonwood (20 miles)
Rivington (M61, 13 miles)
Lymm (M6 south, 23 miles)
Rising Bridge (A56 north, 34 miles)
Services on the M62Hartshead Moor (22 miles)
Lancaster (M6 north, 40 miles)Moto servicesFerrybridge (43 miles)
Woolley Edge (M1 south, 42 miles)

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