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Single site located at a junction.
This is a large site located at the junction of the A14 and the A45 at Thrapston.
Catering: Burger King, Greggs, Subway Amenities: Free Cash Machine, Travelodge Forecourt: Shell, Select, Deli by Shell, Costa Express, Free Cash Machine
Short stay customer parking is available for all vehicles, with dedicated parking areas for each vehicle type including HGVs. No overnight parking is available.
This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.
Thrapston Service Area
- 🗺 Grid reference: TL004781
- 📌 what3words: ///carefully.texts.waters
🌍 Operators & Official Websites:
Trivia and History
The services in 1991 shortly after opening.
See also: A14 Planning History
In 1987, several local authorities created a joint policy for service areas on the A1-M1 Link Road. This recommended building a service area here at Thrapston, and Forte soon proposed one.
The service area opened in June 1991, before the new road was finished. Little ChefHistory and Travelodge opened first, with a Shell forecourt (operated directly by them) opening shortly after.
The restaurant gained a Coffee Stop, which became a Burger King franchise.
Little Chef was taken over Euro Garages in 2017, who later changed it to the temporary name EG Diner in January 2018 following them losing the rights to use the Little Chef brand name. The EG Diner permanently closed in August 2018, leaving behind the Burger King, which closed two weeks later. The main building reopened in Autumn 2018 with Greggs and Subway replacing the EG Diner and the Burger King reopening after refurbishment. A Sainsbury's On the Go store then joined the site in May 2019.
Following the Coronavirus lockdown in 2020, the Sainsbury's On the Go store permanently closed. The Subway store also closed at the same time and it was thought that this was permanent however the store reopened on 3 May 2022 with the unit gaining Subway's new 'Fresh Forward' look.
A housing development has recently been added directly behind the services, with deliveries to the site being accessed through the services. This access has since been closed off.
Two 175kW Shell Recharge electric vehicle charging points were installed here in Spring 2021 as part of a forecourt refurbishment. These were expected to go live during late 2021 however due to difficulties with power supply to the chargers this has been delayed.
|Kettering (9 miles)||Services on the A14||Spaldwick (westbound, 9 miles)|
Brampton Hut (13 miles)
|Raunds (3 miles)||Services on the A45||end of road|
|start of road||Services on the A605||Warmington (10 miles)|
|Kettering (9 miles)||EG Group services||Fenstanton (eastbound, 22 miles)|