Woolley Edge services

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Woolley Edge Services
Woolley Edge Services.jpg
Woolley Edge services is located in West Yorkshire
Woolley Edge services
Woolley Edge services (West Yorkshire)
County: West Yorkshire
Road: M1
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
Operator: Moto Hospitality
Date opened: 1972[1]
Website: Moto

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.


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 £2.5m. 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


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.


Woolley Edge services is near the following points of interest

Services from the south, looking north, in May 2007


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

External links[edit]

Next southbound:
Motorway service stations on the
M1 motorway
Next northbound:
None on M1
Wetherby (A1(M))