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Newport Pagnell Services is a motorway service station between junctions 14 and 15 of the M1 motorway near Newport Pagnell and Milton Keynes in north Buckinghamshire. It is owned and operated by Welcome Break.

Newport Pagnell Services
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Newport Pagnell services is located in Buckinghamshire
Newport Pagnell services
Newport Pagnell services (Buckinghamshire)
Coordinates:52°04′59″N 0°44′55″W / 52.083066°N 0.748508°W / 52.083066; -0.748508Coordinates: 52°04′59″N 0°44′55″W / 52.083066°N 0.748508°W / 52.083066; -0.748508
OperatorWelcome Break
Date opened26 November 1959[1]
WebsiteWelcome Break



Newport Pagnell Services were the second service station to be opened in the UK, but as the Watford Gap services were originally only for trucks, Newport Pagnell was the first to open for all traffic. It opened on 26 November 1959, the birthday of Charles Forte, Baron Forte.[1] Like the motorway, the site was designed by Sir Owen Williams.

The service station is one of fourteen for which large murals were commissioned from artist David Fisher in the 1990s, designed to reflect the local area and history.[2]

In the newsEdit

On 3 September 2007, a National Express coach from Birmingham to Luton airport and Stansted airport (making an unscheduled stop) failed to make a turn on the approach road and overturned. A number of people including the driver were seriously injured. The driver was subsequently convicted of drink driving and dangerous driving.[3]

Southbound entrance


  1. ^ a b Motorway Services Trivia - Chronology - Accessed 16 February 2009
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 October 2009. Retrieved 6 February 2010.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ BBC News, M1 coach crash driver is jailed.

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