Ferrybridge services
Ferrybridge Service Area
Ferrybridge services is located in West Yorkshire
Ferrybridge services
Ferrybridge services
Location in West Yorkshire, England
Ferrybridge services is located in UK motorways
Ferrybridge services
Ferrybridge services
Location on the UK motorway network
CountyWest Yorkshire
Coordinates:53°41′49″N 1°15′58″W / 53.697°N 1.266°W / 53.697; -1.266
Previous operator(s)Granada
Date opened2 April 1985
WebsiteOfficial webpage

Ferrybridge services is a motorway services area (MSA) operated by Moto named after Ferrybridge in West Yorkshire, England. The site has easy access from the M62 motorway and the A1(M) motorway. Originally opened in 1985 under the Granada brand, the MSA at Ferrybridge has been under the Moto brand since 2001.


The services were opened by Granada in April 1985, becoming the thirteenth service station in operation for them at that time.[1][2] The MSA was granted a 50-year lease from the Secretary of State for Transport in 1985.[3] Prior to being the MSA, a bone manure works had operated from the site.[4][5] In 2000, the services were branded the worst in Britain by the consumer magazine Which?, and a year later, in 2001, the site was relaunched under the Moto brand.[6][7]

Although opened at the intersection of the M62 and the A1 road, due to the A1 not being a motorway at that time, the M62 took primacy, and the services were listed as an MSA for the M62 only.[8] However, in 2006, the section of road from Ferrybridge to Hook Moor was upgraded to motorway status (from A1 to A1(M)).[9] The old A1 road that passes adjacent to the services, is now designated as the A162.[10] Access is available from all three roads, with the M62 from Junction 33, and the A1(M) from Junction 40.[11]


Services at Ferrybridge are provided by the following:[12]

The site also has a fuelling station and a hotel/motel on site.


  1. ^ "M62 (Service Stations)". hansard.parliament.uk. Retrieved 22 March 2022.
  2. ^ Wilson, Charles, ed. (19 February 1986). "Merger will father a leisure megagiant". The Times. No. 62384. p. 32. ISSN 0140-0460.
  3. ^ "Motorway Service Stations". hansard.parliament.uk. Retrieved 22 March 2022.
  4. ^ Cooper, Chris (2013). The Great North Road; then and now. Old Harlow: Battle of Britain International. p. 117. ISBN 978-1-870067-79-9.
  5. ^ "Ferrybridge". maps.nls.uk. Retrieved 14 April 2022. Use the slider to toggle between old mapping and modern day satellite imagery
  6. ^ Burkeman, Oliver (4 August 2000). "Motorway madness: Why does service station food have to be quite so awful? And so ridiculously expensive?". The Guardian. p. 26. ISSN 0261-3077.
  7. ^ Walsh, Dominic (23 May 2001). "Compass puts Moto on the map". The Times. No. 67146. p. 28. ISSN 0140-0460.
  8. ^ Walton, William; Dixon, Peter (July 2000). "The Deregulation of the Provision of Motorway Service Areas in the United Kingdom and the Consequent Dilemmas for Planning". Town Planning Review. 71 (3). Liverpool: University of Liverpool: 358. doi:10.3828/tpr.71.3.2g2587138373260g. ISSN 0041-0020.
  9. ^ Sims, Frank Alexander (2009). "4: England - North Eastern". In McCoubrey, William James (ed.). The motorway achievement. London: Thomas Telford. p. 242. ISBN 978-0-7277-3198-2.
  10. ^ Cooper, Chris (2013). The Great North Road; then and now. Old Harlow: Battle of Britain International. p. 115. ISBN 978-1-870067-79-9.
  11. ^ "290" (Map). York. 1:25,000. Explorer. Ordnance Survey. 2019. ISBN 978-0-319-24487-6.
  12. ^ "Ferrybridge Services". moto-way.com. Retrieved 22 March 2022.
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