Newport Pagnell services
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Newport Pagnell Services were the second service station to be opened in the UK, but as the Watford Gap services were originally only for trucks, Newport Pagnell was the first to open for all traffic. It opened in 1960.
In popular culture
In the last episode of BBC's Knowing Me Knowing You radio series, Alan Partridge's last guest dies on air. Alan decides to observe a minute's silence, but realises - as it is radio - that a minute of 'dead air' is impossible. He therefore intersperses the silence with an occasional utterance. Thus he suggests to listeners on the road to pull off and join in the minute's silence. He even goes as far as naming a few service stations where they can park their cars. One of them is Newport Pagnell.
In the news
On 3 September 2007, a National Express coach from Birmingham to Luton airport and Stansted airport (making an unscheduled stop) failed to make a turn on the approach road and overturned. A number of people including the driver were seriously injured. The driver was subsequently convicted of drink driving and dangerous driving.
- Motorway Services Trivia - Chronology - Accessed 16 February 2009
- BBC News, M1 coach crash driver is jailed.
- Official Web Page
- Motorway Services Online - Newport Pagnell
- Motorway Services Trivia Website - Newport Pagnell
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