A1(M) at J17
(also accessible to traffic on the A1, A605 and the A1139)
Signposted from the road.
map and directions
Single site located at a junction.
This is the motorway service area by the A1(M). For other service areas near Peterborough, see Services on the A15 and A1139.
Huntingdonshire's isolated section of the A1(M) may not have much traffic, but it manages to find time for a busy service area.
Catering: Chopstix Noodle Bar, Costa Coffee, El Mexicana, Fresh, KFC, McDonald's, PizzaLuxe, West Cornwall Pasty Co., Costa Express, Krispy Kreme Shops: M&S Simply Food, Top Gift, WHSmith Amenities: Changing Places, Days Inn, Multi Faith Room, Quicksilver, Revolution Laundry, Showers Outdoor Space: Grass areas at back of car park; Children's Play Area; Picnic Area Charging Points: GRIDSERVE Electric Highway 50kW CCS & 50kW CHAdeMO; IONITY 350kW CCS Forecourt: Shell, Select, Deli by Shell, Costa Express, Car Wash, Free Cash Machine
First 3 hours free for all vehicles, after which charges apply:
Up to 4 hours (including free period): £9 Up to 6 hours: £20 Up to 8 hours: £27 Up to 15 hours: £30 Up to 24 hours: £35 Up to 48 hours: £48 Up to 72 hours: £90 Each additional 24 hours or part: £35 Trailer swaps: £15
Prices are paid at the parking machines in food court, and can be paid with GBP, EUR, fuel cards or SNAP.
This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.
Extra M S A Property (UK) Ltd
Great North Road
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Trivia and History
The new rear entrance to the amenity building.
See also: A1(M) Planning Applications
The service area was first proposed in 1989 by Citygrove Roadside. It was soon taken forward by Extra, and had to compete with numerous proposals for new service areas along the new motorway.
The upgraded A1(M) opened in 1998, with no service areas. Peterborough services opened on 15 January 2001. Facilities included a McColl's newsagent, Entrempts and Malongo Café, with a petrol station operated by Texaco and Somerfield - that petrol station was sold to Shell in 2008.
An Ed's Easy Diner and Wafflemeister kiosk were both trialled here alongside Extra's site at Cambridge however these were both removed during 2019. They were replaced by Sweet Barrels and BomDia respectively. BomDia and Sweet Barrels both later closed in 2020 falling victim to the coronavirus pandemic.
A Warrens Bakery unit operated by SSP opened here in February 2020 occupying the former Patisserie Valerie unit.
A new coach and HGV parking area opened at the back of the site on 7 February 2022, adding an additional 60 HGV spaces. The works also incorporated extensions to the rear of the amenity building to add new separate male and female showers as well as additional toilets, a new Changing Places toilet and a new multi faith room. A new rear entrance to the amenity building was also created allowing direct access from the new parking areas. The existing picnic area and children's play area were also relocated next to the amenity building, moving them away from the IONITY charging points at the back of the car park.
PizzaLuxe opened here on 11 November 2021, utilising the former Ed's Easy Diner unit. As well as serving breakfast, it also offers a made-to-order cocktail menu and full-service bar. This is the first of its kind on the motorway, with PizzaLuxe claiming they want to turn the service area into "a destination". An official opening event was held on 19 November 2021 allowing customers to sample the new menu.
Extra currently hold planning permission to build a drive-thru coffee shop here. This will be a Moto-operated Costa and is expected to be built in 2023, becoming one of the first Costa Drive Thru stores at an Extra site.
|Brampton Hut (15 miles)|
Baldock (38 miles)
|Services on the A1(M) & A1||Kate's Cabin (northbound, 1 mile)|
Stibbington (4 miles)
|Warmington (5 miles)||Services on the A605||end of road|
|start of road||Services on the A1139||Boongate (6 miles)|
|Baldock (38 miles)||Extra services||none nearby|
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