Knutsford Services
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The southbound main building.
Knutsford Services is located in Cheshire
Knutsford Services
Knutsford Services
Location in Cheshire, England
Knutsford Services is located in UK motorways
Knutsford Services
Knutsford Services
Location on the UK motorway network
Information
CountyCheshire
RoadM6
Coordinates:53°18′03″N 2°24′08″W / 53.30097°N 2.40209°W / 53.30097; -2.40209Coordinates: 53°18′03″N 2°24′08″W / 53.30097°N 2.40209°W / 53.30097; -2.40209
OperatorMoto Hospitality
Date opened1963[1]
WebsiteMoto

Knutsford services is a motorway service station on the M6 in Cheshire, England.

History

Aerial photograph of Knutsford Services
Aerial photograph of Knutsford Services

Opened in 1963, Knutsford was one of the country's first motorway service stations. As with many services of the time, there are two sites located on either side of the carriageway, linked by a bridge which features a restaurant and shop. The services are owned by Moto.

The service station has a very short exit slip road, close to the A556 exit slip road on the north-bound side of the M6. Slow moving vehicles are often forced to pull into the main carriageway at slow speeds. The station played a pivotal role in comedian Rhod Gilbert's special Rhod Gilbert and the Award-Winning Mince Pie.

The Cheshire Police Motorway Unit has one of its bases here, situated on the southbound side.

Incidents

In June 2019, four bikers were stabbed at Knutsford Services, which led to the M6 northbound being closed off for some time between junctions 18 and 19.[2]

Location

The services are located near Knutsford, between junctions 18 and 19 of the M6.

References

  1. ^ Motorway Services Trivia - Chronology - Accessed 21 January 2009
  2. ^ Wise, Lauren (8 June 2019). "Four bikers have been stabbed at Knutsford Services on the M6". men. Retrieved 5 December 2019.


Next southbound:Sandbach Motorway service stations on theM6 motorway Next northbound:Lymm (Truckstop)Charnock Richard (full services)