Hilton Park Services
The main northbound building, with the tower.
Hilton Park services
Hilton Park services (Staffordshire)
Information
CountyStaffordshire
RoadM6
Coordinates:52°38′34″N 2°03′33″W / 52.64273°N 2.05907°W / 52.64273; -2.05907Coordinates: 52°38′34″N 2°03′33″W / 52.64273°N 2.05907°W / 52.64273; -2.05907
OperatorMoto Hospitality
Date opened1970
WebsiteMoto[permanent dead link]

Hilton Park services is a motorway service station, between junctions 10a and 11 of the M6 motorway in Staffordshire, England. The nearest city is Wolverhampton.

History

Hilton Park opened in 1970 operated by Toprank, and is now operated by Moto. In 1998 it was reported to be the busiest service station on the UK motorway network.[1] Since the opening of the M6 Toll in 2003, which bypasses Hilton Park and diverts traffic north of Birmingham in the direction of Coventry, the amount of trade has dropped and its size has been reduced.[citation needed]

In 1999 the station was refurbished at a cost of £2.1 million. It was the first service station in the country to include a cybercafe, and the last to have a separate truckers' cafe.

There is also a Highways England Traffic Officers outstation at the entrance of the southbound site, for which planning permission was granted in January 2004.[2]

References

  1. ^ "http://www.fool.co.uk/dailyfool/1998/dailyfool980612.htm". Archived from the original on 9 September 2005. Retrieved 1 July 2005. External link in |title= (help)
  2. ^ "Portakabin to provide traffic officer outstation". South Staffordshire Council. Retrieved 6 October 2013.


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