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Driving from Cornwall to Scotland and decided to stop at Lymn for an extended break only to find i had strayed over the 2 hr parking limit by 8 minutes, 60/100 fine for 8 minutes, ill never use a Moto facility again
nigel pryor, Fri 27 Jan 2017
I regularly stop off at Lymm on route to the airport. The toilet & washroom facilities are absolutely terrible with sink taps loose or taped up, some toilet doors missing completely. I can understand that items will get damaged or broken, but NOTHING seems to get fixed. Also on the road into the services there is a manhole cover which must be at least 3 or 4 inches below the road level. This has been like this for months !!! Does no-one care or want to put these things right ? On the plus side McDonald's & Greggs provide a good service
Malc, Fri 23 Sep 2016
Totally agree showers and toilets are disgusting. The rest of the site is good but need to sort out the showers and toilets
Peter Worgan, Thu 25 Aug 2016
I'm a trucker I have had a shower I'm disgusted with the filth in the showers dosent any one clean them the drainage like runs along all the shower there's nothen but stagnant water green water in drainage pipe and the floors just dirty crime that should be used you have a shower to get clean not to have onr to feel you need enougher one its a joke and the toilets arnt much better. For what services gharge for food or to stay over night it takes the piss when the toilets and showers are in such a state its about time this goverment woke up and sort out our services truckers should have better showers and toilets and the good should be cheaper these services don't come close to how a lot of Europe services are or how truckers get treated loads better completely bang out of order.
jason, Sun 17 Jul 2016
Thankyou to Jess in Costa and Shirley in the bar/grill tonight,
jeff holmes, Fri 17 Jul 2015
the site was very pleasant with a great range of brands for both my wife and family the place was clean and the staff were great.
Thanks for the service and help today when we broke down.
paul smith, Fri 21 Nov 2014
go somewhere else its a joke even if you are out of hours
pete, Sun 2 Nov 2014
Two shops on site, one of which says open 24hours, and nether shop was open. This is false advertising and an inconvenience to say the least
Anonymous, Sat 4 Oct 2014
Always stop here for a rest on way back from Southport a couple of times a month at least it's half way home.
Outside seating area in the square where the wooden coyboys are is very peaceful. Food from the cafe which i've used twice is receasonably priced and not a bad meal but have had better. Service is always friendly. Mcdonalds staff always seem to be stressed and rushing around and getting under each others feet and are not very quick, to much haste and not enough speed spring to mind, dosent help that its only a small serving area. Greggs seems to be shutting earlier and earlier, when i first went about 4 months a go they were open in the evening when i was there at around 6.00 but now seem to be shutting dead on 5.00. Last time i went just before 5 i couldnt get a cup of tea because the staff said i've turned it off now because were closing soon. Toilets are always spotless.
I've given a positive score for the the relaxing seating area and clean toilets.
Pete, Thu 7 Aug 2014
Oh dear, the old place across the road should come back, where yu were served by lovely ladies, pleasant place, good old fashion transport cafe. These big investment groups bout all the transport cafes up, and ruined them. Some one said Swindon, we use to spend loads there when on hotpoint, fantastic place, but I see it now as a dump.
Richie, Fri 18 Jul 2014
Firstly the parking :- Disgrace lorry park full of potholes , and smells of urine constantly.
Security :- Or should i say lack of it . Many trucks have diesel stolen , curtains getting slashed is very common, loads being stolen from slashed curtains again common.
Food :- Cold , undercooked, expensive. serverd with a grunt ( if you are lucky )
Staff :- Uneducated morons, Neanderthals, One step up the food chain from a cabbage .
Fuel bunkering facility :- Card readers work on the odd occation
Truck wash :- Staff there if they can be bothered are the most useless bunch of idiots that inhabit this world . It would appear that although we have an account there they still would prefer we pay cash ? . Wonder just how much the little tea-leaves are skimming . Waited 15 mins for thenm to even acknoledge iwas waiting in the wash bay last week . Will in future use the one in the Midlands at Hill hire . At least they will if possable do a decent job .
All in all the truckstop is a dive , worse by far in the uk and that is saying something when i inc Swindon truckstop in that comment . Will never park there , use the facilities again .
Steve, Sat 12 Jul 2014
Dont park there, go somewhere else, biggest rip off in Motorway Services I have ever experienced, Ã‚Â£16 to park a car!!! That is outrageous. Parking machines dont work, pay in WH Smiths - where???? I will never ever go there again, its depressing!!
L Merner, Fri 25 Apr 2014
The Lynn truckstop is not worth using anymore I only use it to park there when I'm desperate and out of hours I don't eat in the resturaunt because the food is crap I asked for a cheese toastie to be heated and was bluntly told no the place is not worth visiting any more and what you charge for parking is nothing more than legalised robbery
J .kyle, Tue 22 Apr 2014
Just had a breakfast their was no taste to it and I wanted some sauce you Have to pay for it 25p for a little pouch. Surely you should be given one with a meal and not pay
gary, Thu 10 Apr 2014
I have just got a ticket in the post for a 50 pound parking fine which i will not be paying they need better signs up as for the food i,d rather make my own its a rip off
john, Tue 24 Sep 2013
Just received an intimidating demand for a Ã‚Â£90 'fine' for going over the two hours. These are not fines, they are just speculative invoices submitted by the owner, but are completely unenforceable. Just ignore the notice.I went back to Lymm today to check out the signs and many were taped over with black tape, the only pay and display meter was covered with a "not in Service" cover that had been gaffa taped on ages ago. The only other means to pay was via the WH Smiths, but I could find no payment machine there. When I tried to photograph all this with my iphone as evidence to challenge the 'fine', I was pounced on by the site manager and ejected from the site!!! I'm the editor of a national Sunday newspaper - you haven't heard the last of this, Lymm!! I'd encourage ALL motorists to ignore these payment requests.
Joseph Kelly, Thu 12 Sep 2013
Very nice service. Everything was great. Would like it to be advertised better at the roadside as it doesn't say cars are aloud to use the services as it states it as a truckstop. Some more outlets at the services would be nice.
Anonymous, Sat 20 Jul 2013
What a waste of time this place is, the food must of been cooked hours before i bought it, not for the first time. should of known better last time i complained the answer was theres nothing we can do its cooked fresh. Went to use the bar, nice opening times advertised but was it open No not even a courtesy note to explain why it wasnt opening Obviously whoever runs this place has no idea what customer care is. Giving this place a wide berth from now on.
R jones, Fri 7 Jun 2013
Stopped there to buy some straps in the shop and asked to pay over the phone as it was my boss that was paying it ,witch is done every day by everyone to pay anything and i was refused. said that if i wanted to pay like this the straps would be sent by post to my boss. never herd that, what good would that be if i needed them to strap a load that i was to pick up nearby. never stop there again.
Beaver Patrol, Sat 12 Jan 2013
I dont use Lymm as much as I use to, I had curtains slashed there also, at least the have change the card machines at the fuel pumps, other wise your in and out of the lanes like an idiot, trying to find a working card machine.
As fr parking fines, I parked my car there, went off for a couple of hours, with a mate collecting a car...yes got parking tickect....I was just about to pay it when I happened across martin money expert.
The only time you have to pay a parking ticket if it is issued by police or council...
The may send out what appears to be offical looking letters... buts all they are the cannot enforce the fine..so they are making money for nothing..hence to say never paid it and not heard another thing.
As for the main resturant, its appalling, truckers pay a fortune to park and get dished up crap food. The showers Ladies are not the best. As a female driver I do not feel safe there, Sercuity is never to be found.
Thank you mcdonalds at least you get fresh cooked food, with a better choice, and not a mushy pea in sight
wendy, Sat 8 Dec 2012
My husband and two friends stopped here on the way back to Cumbria and were disgusted with the food and the staff. Their food was either cold or dried up and inedible. When taken back they were told by a very surly woman there was nothing wrong with the food!! A really ignorant member of staff. We have stopped here several times hoping it will get better but that is the last time any of our family or friends will stop again.The food is always dried up or cold and surly staff. Looking at all the comments on this site about Lymm nobody has had a good experience here. Obviously nobody reads them that are in charge of staff management.Will never stop here again.
DISGUSTED, Mon 22 Oct 2012
Me my husband and two friends called in the cafe at the truckstop the floor was wet through all over .A gentleman fell as no cones were in place the two staff one male one female could not have cared less.We had 4 meals which we could not eat they were stone cold i told the girl on duty she just shrugged her shoulders when asked by the young man behind the counter what was wrong she again shrugged her shoulders and said she says its cold . Never have i met such a bad mannered young lady .I would have thought with Greggs on the site you would try to keep customers not drive them away .Also a coach driver took his soup back and told us to demand a refund . Surely the floor could be mopped in two halves it would be less of a hazard Yours Sincerly Mrs B Heap.
brenda heap, Mon 10 Sep 2012
One of the major motorway services on the M6, but fuel is nightpay only? What a joke....
Greg, Tue 24 Apr 2012
Does the station have a microwave for baby food?
Kat, Fri 20 Apr 2012
parking is expensive for what you get, menu in the restaurant was crap and the woman behind the counter was bloody miserable. this place is suppose to be secure but didnt see any security through the night. would stop there again if desperate but definately not first choice. not impressed.
tom, Sat 14 Apr 2012
Stayed on overnight in lorry park and got curtain slahed by oppertunist thieves however unless they wanted 24 pallets of salt they were out of luck with me!! however i called the truck stop about 2 hrs after leaving @ 4am when i stopped for a break and realised it had been slashed!! To be honest at 4 am i didnt even notice it( still half asleep) anyway i spoke with this old grouch of a woman whos attitude stank she said well what do yoy want us to do! i said nowt but could u let ur security know so they could be aware of these thieves!" after a lot of hassle and mouth from her i slammed the phone down in disgust! she just wasnt bothered at all?? no customer service whatsoever anyway beware becausr its not secure and its bloody expensive.thanks for nothing lymm truck stop.
jamie, Tue 1 Nov 2011
Once again truckers get ripped off. My company has upwards of 1000 trucks on the road and t any time a large proportion of these park up at Lymm. Companies pay through the nose to park here, why I will neve know. It's not secure, it's not safe, and it's not cheap! What's more,nthry charge you a bloody pound for a shower! It's a bloody scandal! Then I go into the accessories shop to buy a Ã‚Â£3.99 plug, can't take a debit card for less than Ã‚Â£5!!!! I paid for a 48p bottle of milk with the same card this morning in tesco!!! Go to the cash machine, they are going to charge me Ã‚Â£1.99 to get money out!!! I give up!!
Jeff Clark, Wed 12 Oct 2011
A good cheap truck stop come motorway services. Seems to be used by as many cars as trucks these days. McDonalds drive through may be the reason for that. Possibly the only drive through on the Motorway network. Bar McDonalds all of the buildings are arranged around an open air courtyard, restaurant, toilets, shop, barber, with an interesting Cowboy sculpture in the middle of the courtyard. A good clean service are. Tea in McD's is 85p ! a mug is a bout a pound in the restaurant for truckers. Down side is erm I'm struggling to find one. lots may find the courtyard on a rainy day one I suppose. Its off the motorway and around two roundabouts, and they charge for using the cash point, thats definitely a down side, why do these companies charge for getting cash out, it used to be free here before Moto took it over. There have been times when I've not used it because I've had no cash and I will not pay to get cash out.It is just so rude and selfish to your customers.
Jozef Nakielski, Thu 29 Sep 2011
"I stayed 20 minutes over their allowed tiem and the b***rds fined me. How dare they."
Well they very much have the right and should dare to. Stick to the rules and don't complain when you get punished for breaking them. It's your own fault. That is no reason to downrate a decent stop.
Person, Thu 18 Aug 2011
While a different solution needs to be found to parking at services to say that Lymm has no parking signs is just not true. Most services charge for parking over two hours and at Lymm the signs are there.
Anonymous, Thu 20 Jan 2011
Filled up with diesel twice from Pump 33 between the 17th & 23rd November. Am now looking at a repair bill for Ã‚Â£1500 to replace my injectors, fuel lines & diesel pump as my fuel is contaminated. Looks like sludgy tar! Has anyone else suffered similar problems? I know one other person may have as they came into the same garage my unit was being diagnosed in and had their injectors changed having filled up at Lymm. Please post here if you or someone you know has had probs.
B Trans, Thu 25 Nov 2010
parked in your truckstop on friday 2/8/10 got there at 7:40pm after a long day on the road paid Ã‚Â£12 parking to get told that you only had curry had potatoes left or sasage or bacon that looked like it been there for hours so i ended up going mcdonlds thats not good food you should cater later than 7:40pm a lot of truckers where moaning about the food you addvertise in truck stop news as a great place to stop i am sorry i had better layby food and parked there for free dont think i will parking there again
mr hartshorne, Tue 3 Aug 2010
I've stayed several times at the Travelodge at Lymm services, and have found it pleasant and convenient - haven't done anything other than go in a shop there though, but I like the little courtyard area, not like a normal service station.
EM, Thu 8 Jul 2010
I know that Moto have an appeals process for anyone who feels they shouldn't have received a parking notice. If you or someone you know has been a customer or fallen asleep and a parking notice has been issued, log onto the moto web site and get in touch with them.
Heather Eilbeck, Mon 1 Mar 2010
just a few words on food at truck restaurant,i recently visited on sat evening on way south heading for france,had a 5 item breakfast ,first of all member of staff wasnt very happy or seemed to be a burden asking for food ,asked for 2 eggs ,was given one and when i said i asked for 2 ...aaaw never heard you ,no apology no offer of another ,was then asked if i wanted beans or tomatoes i replied can i have half and half ...another grump and i,ll charge you extra ??? food was luke warm ,had cup of tea ans small yoghurt ...very small, total price Ã‚Â£8.50 complete rubbish and overpriced ,why i wasted my time coming up off motorway and paying that i totally regret ,i can assure i will not be eating in lymm again ,i,ll park in layby off mway and phone local chinese .
eric houston, Thu 15 Oct 2009
First thing to say is this service station is a dump and basically I had Ã‚Â£50 pounds stolen off me for a parking fine.
Stayed 20 minutes over the allotted time using the faculties provided by the operator and got mugged for the privilege.
If you do get a fine donÃ¢Â€Â™t bother contacting the operator as they couldnÃ¢Â€Â™t give a flying fig, the parking management company is actually operating illegally so donÃ¢Â€Â™t be intimidated by the threatening fine letter.
If you go on the web and search parking eye etc you will see they have never prosecuted any one as they are not able to.
Better still just boycott all Moto service areas.
Adam, Thu 13 Aug 2009
i was coming back from blackpool with my friends and stopped at the place to go to macdonalds we were over about ten minutes late than two hours and my mate got a 50 pound fine there are no signs saying how long
marie spendlove, Thu 16 Jul 2009
24th Jan 09. stopped for breakfast with 3 friends this morning on way to Blackpool. service 7/10 prices 6/10 breakfast 2/10. i had a hard fried egg, tomatoes, two cold tasteless slices of bacon, two of the cheapest nastiest greasy sickly sausages, and a slice of cold toast covered in marge, washed down with what was the best part of the hole horrid event, a hot coffee,which was nice. maybe it was bad timing but if anyone out there wants mine and my friends advice,don't stop keep keep going.
email@example.com, Sat 24 Jan 2009
This (truck stop) has gone down hill faster than Eddy the Eagle.Toilets smell, Food has at times been ok, parking a joke.The parking area needs to be repainted showing the parking slots available.Fridges should not be left running thereÃ¢Â€Â™s no need for it.
Adrian Nicholas, Sat 26 Jul 2008
Ã‚Â£50 fine for parking in a truck stop. I merely stopped for a break during a long car journey and recieved a fine for 20 mins over my time. Absolute daylight robbery. I would certainly NOT use this truck stop again.
Anon, Thu 24 Apr 2008
I filled my truck up with diesel at Lymm last week set off got on the M6 broke down and found out that my fuel was contaminated !!!Anybody else had any probs ???
J Turner, Tue 25 Mar 2008
i recently recieved a Ã‚Â£50 parking fine for being 20 minutes over the alotted 2 hour limit. i was having my cb repaired at the time and did not realised i was over my time. having spent Ã‚Â£15 in the truck shop and Ã‚Â£5 in the resturant i find that the Ã‚Â£50 fine is disgraceful. you are supposed to be a truck stop and not anti-truck drivers! i drive all over europe and do not experience this type of charges. i look forward to your reply, one very unhappy truck driver
steven robinson, Mon 10 Mar 2008
Just incurred a parking fine of Ã‚Â£50 for being in the car park for 2 hours and 29 minutes Ã¢Â€Â“ two hours is the maximum. This has come somewhat as a shock as I was unaware of such a rule and was actually using the facilities within the Services - a meeting. I understand that people should incur charges for parking without using the amenities provided but this is ridiculous. I have paid the fine but am now going to fight this type of scam - anyone want to help?
Peter Simms, Thu 21 Feb 2008
Watch out for the numberplate recognition cameras that record your parking time. If you go one minute over the allowed duration you will receive an Ã‚Â£80 fine in the post!! Avoid, use Knutsford instead
Chris, Thu 22 Nov 2007
This used to be a decent stop for lorry drivers until Moto got there hands on this place, Now im afraid to say it is a dirty hell hole the toilets are filthy and stinking the food in the rest is unedible and the shop is overpriced. My advice drive past it. oh and the young lady who works in the CB shop is pig ignorant so give that a miss too....
Simon, Mon 27 Aug 2007
i had the bad luck to break down on this site,i put my hadzards on and told the staff i broken down i had to breakdown service my time 17.55 to 19.39 to on today 24/19.07 i resived and parking fine for over staying 20 mins
robert smith, Sat 25 Aug 2007
Although this is primarily a truckstop, there are facilities for the car driver - and it will suffice for basic rest stop needs, but users should be prepared for the culture shock of it not being a regular MSA.
RedHillian, Thu 4 Jan 2007
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