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Durham services


A1(M) at J61
(also accessible to traffic on the A177, A688 and B6291)

Signposted from the road.



map and directions


Single site located at a junction.

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Durham is one of Roadchef's smaller services, located on a quiet corner of the motorway network.


Catering: Costa, McDonald's Drive Thru, Phat Pasty Co., Costa Express, f'real Milkshakes, Krispy Kreme Shops: WHSmith Main Amenities: Jackpot £500, Meeting Room, Showers, Randox Health Covid-19 Test Dropbox Hotel: Days Innbook Charging Points: GRIDSERVE Electric Highway 50kW CCS & CHAdeMO Forecourt: Shell, Select, Deli by Shell, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue, Free Cash Machine

Roadchef also operates a Costa Drive Thru further down the A688 at Integra61 business park.

Parking Prices

First 2 hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £13 and HGVs, caravans and coaches £25, or £27 to include a £10 food voucher.

Prices are paid using PayByPhone or in the shop or restaurant. The location code is 5274.

The fees are strictly enforced by GroupNexus.

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

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Road Chef
Tursdale Road

🌍 Operators (Official Websites):

Trivia and History

Durham 2003.jpg
Part of the foyer in 2003.

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Services opened 1994

See also: A1(M) Planning Applications

The services opened on 23 August 1994. It was one of the first service areas to be developed privately, and had been put forward by Fina, who sold most of the land to Roadchef. Fina continued to run the petrol station, until they became Total, and then it later changed to Shell.

Although the services were built like most Roadchefs at the time, it is on a smaller scale as it was only intended to be a cheap development that filled a gap in provision on the A1(M). That gap was first highlighted in the 1960s, and various online services were proposed then and since.

The services were the first to get a Wimpy, which was Roadchef's first High Street brand. This was placed at the far back of the small central area which the services are built around.

Roadchef's first McDonald's Drive Thru, attached to the main building, opened in November 2019. Roadchef later opened a Costa Drive Thru in December 2020 located at Integra61, half a mile down the A688 at the next roundabout.

Northern Powergrid is planning to increase the electricity capacity at Durham, to allow it to potentially become a charging hub in the future.


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