Woolley Edge Services
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Woolley Edge Services is located in West Yorkshire
Woolley Edge Services
Woolley Edge Services
Location in West Yorkshire, England
Woolley Edge Services is located in UK motorways
Woolley Edge Services
Woolley Edge Services
Location on the UK motorway network
Information
CountyWest Yorkshire
RoadM1
Coordinates:53°37′21″N 1°32′58″W / 53.622590°N 1.549422°W / 53.622590; -1.549422Coordinates: 53°37′21″N 1°32′58″W / 53.622590°N 1.549422°W / 53.622590; -1.549422
OperatorMoto Hospitality
Date opened1972[1]
WebsiteMoto

Woolley Edge services is a motorway service station on the M1 motorway near Wakefield within the borough of the City of Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England. It lies between junctions 38 and 39 close to West Bretton and west of the village of Woolley.

History

Both sites were opened in 1972 by Taverna (Esso). It was one of five sites in the UK sold to Granada in March 1973 for £2.5 million. The current owner is Moto. In 2006, Moto changed the branding to Marks and Spencer and Costa Coffee; also on site are the brands Burger King and Travelodge.

Structure

The services is split into two sites, one on the northbound and one on southbound sides of the M1. The two sites are connected by foot via a local road bridge over the motorway. There are local access roads from both sites onto the same bridge albeit but are not signed for the majority of traffic, and, as of 26 September 2009, both access roads were fitted with automatic barriers. The services are close to the Barnsley/South Yorkshire border. Despite the services being in Wakefield they're slightly closer to Barnsley.

Woolley Edge is an interchange point for coaches operated by Megabus.[2] The Hallam Line, a railway between Leeds and Sheffield via Barnsley, passes directly beneath the service area and motorway, but there is no railway station with access to the site.

Services from the south, looking north, in May 2007
Services from the south, looking north, in May 2007

References

  1. ^ Motorway Services Trivia - Chronology - Accessed 21 January 2009
  2. ^ 'http://uk.megabus.com/BusStops.aspx Stops]' on Megabus website, viewed 2013-03-13


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