Carry on up the car park

The Business Travel Magazine - - Departures -

It’s been a big month in mo­tor­ing cir­cles, for both the World’s Coolest Car Parks and Eng­land’s best and worst ser­vice sta­tions have been re­vealed.

Thou­sands of votes were cast in the un­likely com­pe­ti­tion to “cel­e­brate cre­ativ­ity and de­sign in build­ings that can of­ten be per­ceived as dull and dreary”.

Quick Park­ing Morelli – set in an un­der­ground cave in the cen­tre of Naples – was the run­away win­ner from a shortlist com­piled by De­sign­cu­rial and air­port park­ing site Look­ing4.com. AZ Sint Lu­cas in Bel­gium and Vic­to­ria Gate in Leeds were sec­ond and third. Pic­tured is Clin­iques Univer­si­taires Saint Luc, also in Bel­gium.

Mean­while, Thur­rock ser­vices on the M25 in Es­sex has taken the un­wanted ti­tle of Eng­land’s worst ser­vice sta­tion with a user sat­is­fac­tion score of 68%.

Ranked in 111th place, Thur­rock is joined at the bot­tom by two more ser­vice sta­tions op­er­ated by Moto: Tod­ding­ton South­bound M1 in Bed­ford­shire and South­waite North­bound M6 in Cum­bria.

The sur­vey from travel watch­dog Trans­port Fo­cus saw Nor­ton Canes ser­vices on the M6 Toll in Stafford­shire top the poll, with a fel­low Road­chef es­tab­lish­ment, Stafford South­bound M6, the run­ner-up.

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