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Motorway Service Area

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Motorway Services Areas are a type of Service Areas found on Motorways. They are commonly abbreviated to MSAs, MSAs are a rest and refuel stop for drivers on motorways. Common features at a service area are toilets, petrol stations, restaurants, hotels and usually a fast food outlet with a drive-thru. Services also have an operator: Moto, WelcomeBreak, Roadchef and Extra (ranked in order of how many outlets each from largest to smallest). There are also car park and HGV car parks and the size of the bays vary accordingly.

MSAs are either on-line (accessible from the main carriageway), or off-line (typically accessed from a roundabout junction, although some such as Peterborough services have very convoluted access routes.

Typically in England short stay parking of up to two hours is free, while longer stays are chargeable.

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