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Wetherby Services
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Wetherby services is located in West Yorkshire
Wetherby services
Wetherby services (West Yorkshire)
County: North Yorkshire
Road: A1(M)
Coordinates: 53°56′41″N 1°22′15″W / 53.94467°N 1.37077°W / 53.94467; -1.37077Coordinates: 53°56′41″N 1°22′15″W / 53.94467°N 1.37077°W / 53.94467; -1.37077
Operator: Moto Hospitality
Date opened: 5 July 2008 (petrol station)
23 August 2008 (main services)[1]
Website: Moto

Wetherby Services is a major service station north of Wetherby on the A1(M) in northern England.[2] The service station fully opened in September 2008. The service station lies just inside North Yorkshire in the parish of Kirk Deighton (the actual town of Wetherby lying on the West Yorkshire side of the border line). The service station is situated on junction 46, the interchange between the A1(M) and the B1224. The service station is operated by Moto Hospitality.

The service station arrangement is single sided. Unlike older service stations which are situated on both sides of the motorway, each having their own amenities, or the amenities being concentrated on one side and a footbridge linking them, Wetherby is all on one site, access can be gained from both sides of the motorway via the flyovers of Junction 46 (A1(M)/ B1224 Sandbeck Approach/ Racecourse Approach Interchange).

The new service station uses the latest 'green technologies' in its construction and running, making it the UK's first carbon neutral service station.[3] The service station will include a 126-bed Days Inn hotel, which will be the first major hotel in the north of the town. The service station will actually fall into North Yorkshire and so technically be under separate jurisdiction to Wetherby. The services opened (except for the hotel) in August 2008,[4][5][6] with the hotel opening the following summer.

Facilities include a Marks and Spencer Simply Food (the second branch in Wetherby after the main one in the town centre), a Costa Coffee (also the second in Wetherby after the main one in the town centre), a WH Smiths, a Burger King and a BP filling station.

The roof of the BP filling station is the largest single span roof for a filling station in Europe.[citation needed]

This new service area has been built due to the re-alignment and upgrading of this section of the A1 to motorway standard, now bypassing several older service areas and petrol stations, the best known being the Selby Fork services.

A Greggs recently opened.