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Every UK motorway ranked by its services - and M11 is judged second worst

The M11 has scored just 32/100 in a study of national motorways, based on service stations.

Running 55 miles from London to Cambridge, some 82,000 vehicles travel up and down it every day - yet it features just one rest stop - Birchanger Green Welcome Break at junction 8.

The M11 came second bottom in the ratings (21621046)
The M11 came second bottom in the ratings (21621046)

The research by Just Tyres analysed all the UK motorways to find out which are the best and worst serviced.

The M11 came in second from bottom - only the M8 in Scotland, which has one service station for its 60-mile length, was judged worse.

There was better news for drivers on the A1(M) though. The motorway, which passes through Hertfordshire and the west of Cambridgeshire, by Alconbury and Sawtry, came second in the table - scoring 89/100.

The study used Google Maps to calculate the average distance between service stations to assign each motorway a frequency score out of 40.

The number of service stations was then divided by the average number of daily users, based on government data, to create a congestion score out of 20.

Then customer satisfaction ratings for every service station in Britain were used to create an average for each motorway, giving a satisfaction score out of 40.

The frequency, congestion and satisfaction scores were combined to give each motorway an overall score out of 100.

The M11 scored just 2/40 for frequency and 2/20 for congestion, and got 28/40 for satisfaction.

Built in the 1970s to transport traffic from London to what was then a newly-developed Stansted Airport, the motorway passes by Harlow, Bishop’s Stortford and Great Chesterford on its way to Cambridge, and provides connections to the M25, A11 and A14, among others.

Top of the list was the M74 in Scotland, with 92/100.

Source: Just Tyres

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