J38 Truckstop Truckstop
On the face of it, it's a typical truckstop situated at a motorway junction. However, it has a popular name running it, and is signposted from the southbound side of the motorway.
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Catering: Bar, J38 Cafe Shops: Village Shop Main Amenities: Free Cash Machine, Lounge, Showers, Brexit Document Advice Point Hotel: none Forecourt: Fuel, Shop, Coffee Bar, Food to go, AdBlue4You, Car Wash
First 2 hours free for all vehicles, after which cars are £12. HGVs must pay £13 to include a £2 food voucher or £17 to include a £6 food voucher.
The fees are enforced by Westmorland Limited.
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Westmorland Motorway Services Ltd
- 📞 Telephone number: 01539 624505
- 🗺 Grid reference: NY615019
Trivia and History
Following the relative success of Westmorland's Tebay northbound services, on 11 June 1986 the company opened the complementary J38 Truckstop on the site of an existing forecourt. 70 parking spaces were provided, and parking cost £4.
Westmorland's expansion came despite initial complaints that Tebay's position offered it little HGV traffic, but then the new truckstop was in a more accessible location and suffered from less regulation.
This decision followed the planned Tebay southbound being cancelled in favour of expanding Killington Lake further up the road, although by the time the truckstop opened it wasn't long before Tebay southbound followed.
Today these services provide a popular stop of for HGV traffic but also provides general traffic joining the M6 at Tebay for a journey south (a popular route from the North East of England to Lancashire and wider destinations on the M6) access to the Tebay services offering, otherwise unavailable without a significant detour.
The filling station was formerly branded Total.
|Burton-in-Kendal (M6 northbound, 21 miles)|
Killington Lake (M6 southbound, 11 miles)
|Services on the M6||Tebay (1 mile)|
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