Monday 15th August 1960
Newport Pagnell services opened on the M1. It was originally for cars only, with Watford Gap services being for lorries only. Together, they were the only services on the M1 at the time. On opening day it took a while to get a table as many people had come out to see the services and experience the novelty. Fortes Motorway Services were managed for many years from offices at Newport Pagnell.