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Motherwell station to get new £3.5m transport interchange

Plans to create an improved transport interchange at Motherwell railway station have been approved by the Glasgow City Region cabinet.

The £3.5 million funding from the Glasgow City Region City Deal will supplement a wider project that will see North Lanarkshire Council working alongside ScotRail Alliance and Strathclyde Partnership for Transport to create a new regional transport hub in Motherwell.

As part of its existing franchise commitment to develop large stations in Scotland, the ScotRail Alliance will fund the upgrade of Motherwell station, with funding from the Scottish Stations Fund supporting the wider project. The combined investment will transform the station into a modern, accessible, customer-friendly interchange for North Lanarkshire.

The investment will see a high-quality transport interchange for bus, train and bike transport in front of the existing railway station. The project will include: 

  • An expanded bus facility on Muir Street
  • New facilities for taxis, car drop-offs and disabled parking next to the station
  • A reconfigured station forecourt
  • Pedestrian and cycle network improvements
  • Expansion of the park and ride at Farm Street and additional parking at Pollock Street car park.

The project will make it easier to use public transport and improve links between bus and train services, as well as reducing road congestion, which is an increasing problem locally. The project aims to provide increased access for local people to jobs, education and training opportunities in Lanarkshire and more widely.

The project will be developed in two phases, with the park and ride and active travel work expected to begin in September 2018 and the Muir Street interchange works starting in spring 2019.