Rugby MP praises new service station on the M6 for delivering 24 electric car charging ports

A new service station opening soon on the M6 has been praised by local Rugby's MP for delivering 24 electric vehicle charging points at launch.

Monday, 2nd November 2020, 1:30 pm
Updated Monday, 2nd November 2020, 1:34 pm
Rugby MP Mark Pawsey, Alexandra Purcarea (site operations manager) and Wendy Corcoran-Smith (project manager) at the Moto Service Site near J1 of the M6.
Rugby MP Mark Pawsey, Alexandra Purcarea (site operations manager) and Wendy Corcoran-Smith (project manager) at the Moto Service Site near J1 of the M6.

Rugby MP Mark Pawsey visited the site near Churchover, which is approaching completion and aims to be open early in 2021.

The motorway service area is being operated by Moto, and will host businesses including an M&S Simply Food, a Costa Coffee and a Greggs, alongside toilets and overnight facilities for HGV drivers.

When open, the station will create 215 full-time jobs.

At the site Mr Pawsey met with Alexandra Purcarea, site operations manager, and Wendy Corcoran-Smith, project manager.

During the visit Mr Pawsey was shown around both the parking area and the EV charging points, as well as the interior of the service station.

Mr Pawsey said: “I am delighted to see that progress has been able to continue at this new motorway service station despite the challenges of recent months.

"The site is now nearing completion and will provide a great new resource for those travelling on the M6.

"The site is also particularly good for encouraging the use of electric vehicles thanks to the installation of 24 EV charging points and its positioning nearly half way between London and Manchester.

"I was also very impressed at the way in which the site has been developed to retain green spaces and has newly planted trees within the cark park and outside the retail area.

“This new site will also be welcome for both HGV drivers and local residents in the north of Rugby, as it will provide a dedicated truck stop.

"This will mean that there will be a dedicated overnight resting place on the M1, providing an alternative to HGV’s stopping on residential roads or industrial estates near the motorway.

"I know this has been an issue of concern to local residents in recent years and I hope that the new service station will address these concerns.”