Birchanger Green services

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Birchanger Services
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The main building
Birchanger Green services is located in Essex
Birchanger Green services
Birchanger Green services (Essex)
Information
County: Essex
Road: M11
Coordinates: 51°52′16″N 0°11′44″E / 51.871209°N 0.195690°E / 51.871209; 0.195690Coordinates: 51°52′16″N 0°11′44″E / 51.871209°N 0.195690°E / 51.871209; 0.195690
Operator: Welcome Break
Date opened: 1996[1]
Website: Welcome Break

Birchanger services is a motorway service station on the M11 motorway at Birchanger near Stansted in Essex,[2] England. It is owned by Welcome Break.

In 2006, Birchanger had the lowest overall rating of all UK motorway service areas on the independent Motorway Services Info website. It often suffers serious congestion because the service area is very large but the site has a narrow exit and entry road which can only accommodate limited traffic. Additionally, the exit and entry roads are controlled by traffic lights whose green phase is too short to accommodate all the vehicles trying to enter and leave the site. This means that the service area can generate huge traffic jams around its own internal roads. Motorists have been known to spend more than half an hour simply trying to leave the site.[citation needed] This can happen when traffic on the surrounding main roads and nearby M11 is flowing perfectly freely.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Motorway Services Trivia - Chronology - Accessed 16 February 2009
  2. ^ "1:25000 Streetmap". Streetmap EU Ltd. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 

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