Motherwell station in line for £3.5m transport hub

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

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

ScotRail Alliance has committed funding to upgrade Motherwell Station as part of its franchise commitment to develop large stations in Scotland. Funding from the Scottish Stations Fund will support this wider project. The joint investment will help to transform the station into a modern, accessible, customer-friendly interchange for North Lanarkshire.

The City Region investment will see a high-quality interchange centre developed for bus, train and bike transport in front of the existing railway station, which will coordinate with ScotRail Alliance’s investment in the station itself.

This will include:

  • An expanded bus facility on Muir Street
  • New arrangements for taxis, car drop-offs and disabled parking adjacent to the station

  • A reconfigured station forecourt
  • Pedestrian and cycle network improvements, and
  • Expansion of the park and ride at Farm Street and additional parking at Pollock Street car park.

  • Overall, the project aims to make it easier to use public transport and improve links between bus and train services, as well as reducing road congestion. This will provide increased access for local people to jobs, education and training opportunities in Lanarkshire and beyond.

    The plans include capacity for potential increased bus services to and from Ravenscraig as this site is developed in future.

    The project will be taken forward in two phases: the park and ride and active travel work is expected to begin on site in September 2018; with the Muir Street interchange works starting in spring 2019.

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