[<< wikipedia] Extra (service areas)
Extra MSA Services Ltd is a company which operates nine motorway service stations in England, mainly on primary routes. It is based at Beaconsfield services, previously being in the centre of Lincoln. It is also known as Extra MSA Forecourts Ltd. 
Many of the brands at Extra locations including M&S Simply Food, Costa Coffee and Greggs are operated by Moto, the UK's largest service area operator and Extra's biggest competitor.

== Market position ==
Extra is the fourth largest service station operator in the UK behind Moto (1st), Welcome Break (2nd) and RoadChef (3rd). It came into operation after the government deregulated motorway services to encourage more competition and its first site opened in December 2000, at Cambridge. Peterborough opened in January 2001 and Baldock in July 2001.

== Outlets ==

=== Service stations ===

Extra developed its first three service stations at a cost of £60 million. The parent company was set up in 1992 by Stephen Spouge, who is now Chairman. Its service stations are designed by Nash and Partners of West Sussex. The fuel reservoirs are built by WEFCO of Gainsborough. It originally planned 17 service stations and currently operates a total of nine service stations, and two petrol stations at competitor owned sites:

Baldock - A1/A1(M) J10, via A507
Beaconsfield - M40 J2, via A355
Blackburn with Darwen - M65 J4
Cambridge - A14 J28
Cullompton - M5 J28
Peterborough -  A1/A1(M) J17, via A605
Cobham - M25 between J9 & J10
Leeds Skelton Lake - M1 J45

=== Petrol stations with basic services ===
Tibshelf (formerly Chesterfield) - M1 between J28 & J29
Winchester - M3 between J8 & J9

=== Future stations ===
Extra is currently the fastest developing service station operator in the UK with three areas opening, one each year up to 2010. The most recent station to open was at Leeds Skelton Lake in March 2020. Future sites plan to maximise areas of the road system that have few service areas, and will be developed by Swayfields Ltd, who own the Extra company.
Service stations due to open:

Sheffield - M1 J35
Solihull - M42 between J5 & J6Proposed stations:

Chalfont St Peter - M25 between J16 and J17

== Facilities ==

=== Restaurants ===
El Mexicana
JD Wetherspoon
Greggs (operated by Moto)
Carvery Express
Chozen Noodle
Chozen Sushi

=== Coffee houses ===
Starbucks Coffee
Costa Coffee (operated by Moto)

=== Retail outlets ===
M&S Simply Food (operated by Moto)
Quicksilver gambling/amusement arcades
Top Gifts

=== Petrol stations ===

=== Hotels ===
Days Inn
ibis Budget

== See also ==
Rest area
Welcome Break

== References ==

== Further reading ==
Independent April 2008
Times April 2008
Forecourt Trader September 2007
Property Week September 2006
Business Weekly November 2000

== External links ==
Extra (Official Website)
Motorway Services Online - Extra