Hilton Park services

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Hilton Park Services
Hilton Park Services on M6 Northbound - geograph.org.uk - 252392.jpg
The main northbound building, with the tower.
Hilton Park services is located in Staffordshire
Hilton Park services
Hilton Park services (Staffordshire)
Information
County: Staffordshire
Road: M6
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
Operator: Moto Hospitality
Date opened: 1970
Website: Moto[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[edit]

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[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.fool.co.uk/dailyfool/1998/dailyfool980612.htm
  2. ^ "Portakabin to provide traffic officer outstation". South Staffordshire Council. Retrieved 6 October 2013.

External links[edit]


Next southbound:
Corley
Motorway service stations on the
M6 motorway
Next northbound:
Stafford