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Motorway Services (Rear Access)

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Anyone have an insight on the policy around the use of the motorway rear access. I am travelling to Halesowen tomorrow and there is no destination charging at my location but it's only 3.1 miles to the Frankley services Ecotricity charger using the 'rear entrance' and 12.8 miles using the motorway exits. The signs explain that there is no access to the M5 but since I would like to be able to only access the services arriving and leaving by the rear access I was wondering what everyone's interpretation of this since I wouldn't be using it as a short cut to the motorway.

This is a 6 mile vs 24 mile diversion there and back :(

I will very likely just use the motorway access anyway but I may give the services a call first to see if they mind me accessing the rapid charger via the local road. Worst they could say is no.
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In the end I had enough range to go straight to the office and then head south on the motorway to the next junction come back up and charge at frankley North, since I wanted to stay on the motorway I didn't want to abuse the option just to save a couple of minutes, but I would hope that if I didn't have the range to make it to the next junction I would be allowed 'over the bridge'
In that case I would call nissan recovery and ask them to take me to the other side :)
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