Motherwell station gets £2m facelift in Glasgow city deal


Work on a £2 million transport interchange will start at Motherwell railway station in the new year.

The Glasgow City Region Deal has approved plans for the project, which will see more space for buses and taxis created Balfour Beatty has been appointed to complete the work which is the next phase in ongoing improvement works to the station.

A new access road will be created from the roundabout at the north of Hamilton Road,behind the buildings on the left of Hamilton Road and Muir Street to join the road at the front of the station, creating a new taxi rank and more space for buses. A footpath and disabled parking bays as well as a drop off and pick up point at the station entrance will also be built.

Depute Leader of North Lanarkshire Council, Councillor Paul Kelly said: “Motherwell is a very busy station, for local residents travelling across North Lanarkshire and for people travelling to and from the rest of Scotland and the UK.

“The work currently being carried out will greatly improve the station facilities for all rail travelers, and the work planned by the council will build on this by creating a transport interchange that improves connectivity for all modes of transport – rail, bus, cycling, taxis and cars – as well as pedestrians.”

John MacDonald, ScotRail Senior Project Manager, said: “Motherwell is ready for a transport hub that matches the town’s forward-looking perspective.

“Once complete, the new railway station and transport interchange will transform facilities for customers and open up a wealth of possibilities for the town centre.

“As customers gradually return to regular travel, it will make it much easier for people to choose an integrated sustainable journey.”


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