The M25 is one of the busiest stretches of Motorway in Europe. It provides a strategic route around Greater London serving several key transport hubs, such as Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport, ferry and freight terminals. Nine other Motorways connect directly onto the M25 and together serve a wide and densely populated area.

Testing distances between MSAs on the Western M25 against the maximum distances recommended in Government Policy Advice (Circular 02/2013) reveals the existence of a serious public safety risk that needs to be addressed as a matter of urgency if fatigue related accidents are to be reduced.

There are 14 routes where the distance between existing MSA facilities exceeds 28 miles (measured from the point at which the driver must make a decision to enter a MSA or continue).

Some of these gaps are substantial; with 9 being 40 miles or more, including 2 gaps of 60 miles or more.

Further Information

A significant public safety risk exists on the Western M25

The Public Safety Role of MSAs

Supporting the roll out of zero emissions vehicles - addressing the challenges of recharging anxiety' on the Motorway network

Future Emissions Reduction Measures

Considering any new site holistically, taking account of all aspects of development

Extra's Approach

A matter of urgency if fatigue related accidents are to be reduced

A Significant Public Safety Need

Finding a suitable location.
Extra has undertaken an extensive search of potential

M25, Junction 16-17

Significant social and environmental benefits for the local area

Working with the Local Community

A new MSA located between Junctions 16 and 17 would fill the largest number of safety gaps

Where is the Safety Risk on the M25?

Spatial sketch of Extra's land interest and the potential footprint of an MSA

M25 West (Warren Farm)

Motorway Service Area

£1.5 million in annual rates; 340 permanent jobs

Economic Benefits