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Traffic traffic traffic

Sitting in roadworks (though nothing seems to be happening as per normal) and traffic again. Not a pretty motorway. Nothing I look at.

2 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 November 2016
Samantha U
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London, United Kingdom
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972 reviews
504 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

The M1 is definitely not my favourite motorway as it tends to always have loads of roadworks and traffic. I would try to avoid rush hours if possible

Thank TravelReviewer1983
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Sitting in roadworks (though nothing seems to be happening as per normal) and traffic again. Not a pretty motorway. Nothing I look at.

Thank Samantha U
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Travelled down the M1 on Sunday and was extremely frustrated with the amount of variable speed limits, went on for what seemed miles and miles. Understand that for safety reasons when road works are in place but it seemed to be stretches that weren't under any form of road works, and with the volume of traffic it made for a... More 

Thank colin m
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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256 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Can't agree these reviews. Admittedly the car park is untidy, and the bays and turning area are small, the toilets a bit out of the way, but we remember it from about 30 years ago, and my what an improvement. I didn't think the food was that expensive, and there was a waitress clearing and washing tables all the time.... More 

Thank Meg107
Wingham, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

We stopped on the M1 whilst travelling Nirth and were very disappointed with the Watford Gap Services. Whilst the large car park offered a welcome break the refreshments left much to be desired. The choice was poor, the food prices were astronomical and the service was poor. I asked for a slice of lemon with my tea - after a... More 

Thank Keith J
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420 reviews
186 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

This road has been horrendous for the last 2 years. I accept that widening the road is good idea but the constant 50mph limits and average speed cameras are very frustrating. On my last trip, I enountered three road accidents and it took almost 2 hours longer than the satnav initially said.

Thank SteMar247
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329 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

Great straight road Very quiet north of leeds where it becomes A1 Plenty of services though some variable I do like the costa's! Roadworks a nightmare. 20 miles straight south of Sheffield for years. Not sure anyone knows why And of course too much traffic now and various bottle necks around urban conurbations A1 little better though slightly better passing... More 

Thank Martin B
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

I drive the M1 about 2 or 3 times per month and get fed up with the Roadworks on the Motorway. The standard of driving can also be terrible !!

Thank Nigel T
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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1,125 reviews
575 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 408 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

This is a very busy section of this famous motorway, there are regular roadworks and care needs to be taken of the cameras and speed limits, take care, allow extra journey time as you will not doubt get held up

Thank Howlo
Shipley, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

It is very frustrating to see ridiculous signs - 'Welcome to our work zone': 'my mummy works here ': my daddy works here' etcetera- not that you see many people working at all- sometimes you spot a few standing around in the 'must have' dayglo jackets and helmets- which seems to be a universal passport for people doing what they... More 

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