ScotRail, Transport Scotland and partners to develop new transportation hub in Motherwell

WCN Editorial Team 19 Mar 2020 EUROPE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

ScotRail, Transport Scotland, North Lanarkshire Council and Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) have come together to develop a new gateway to the Glasgow City Region at Motherwell station.

The work at the Motherwell station is expected to begin this year, following the selection of the contractor, Balfour Beatty.

Under the ₤14.5m project, the station will undergo redevelopment work along with an overhaul of the public realm outside of the station building, improving links between bus and train services for reduced congestion.

The project will be delivered in two phases with work on the station redevelopment to begin in this summer and the transport integration works are expected to take place next year.

When completed, the project will offer an enhanced station forecourt and building with glazed roof and brighter, larger concourse. The redeveloped station will have upgraded ticket selling facilities.

The retail environment at the new station will be enhanced with food and drink offering along with refurbished customer toilets and waiting facilities.

Pedestrian and cycling access will be improved and bus facility on Muir Street will be improved. New facilities for taxis, car drop-offs and disabled parking will be provided. Nearby parking and ride facilities at Farm Street will also be expanded.

ScotRail projects head Kirsty Devlin said: “Motherwell is ready for a railway station that matches the dynamic and forward-looking development of the town.

“Our close collaboration with North Lanarkshire Council, SPT, and Transport Scotland will deliver the best possible improvements to facilities and integrated transport options at Motherwell station. The improved integration of transport services and infrastructure will transform the relationship between the station and the town centre.

“It will open up a wealth of possibilities for Motherwell, creating more options and better connections for our customers; for business and leisure travel, and encourage more people to travel in a low-carbon way. It will create a gateway to Glasgow and beyond.”

Transport Scotland Rail Director Bill Reeve said: “This £14.5m investment at Motherwell station is a clear example of how partnership working can deliver both Government and local transport objectives for a sustainable, inclusive, safe and accessible transport system.

“This multi-modal interchange will act as an attractive gateway to Lanarkshire for customers, communities, businesses and visitors.”

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Image: Artist's rendering of Motherwell railway station. (Credit: ScotRail.)

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