Changes to access at Motherwell station as redevelopment enters final stages

Last updated: Friday, 28 April 2023

ScotRail is advising customers of changes to the access at Motherwell station from next week, as the station’s redevelopment project enters its final stages.

From Monday, 1 May, the area of the station forecourt that customers currently use to access the station will close to allow landscaping to be completed.

While this work takes place, customers will be directed around either side of the work zone where forecourt landscaping has recently finished.

Inside the station, final interior works are progressing on the new expanded concourse, with a new travel shop, self-service tickets machines, and ticket gateline expected to become operational in the coming weeks.

Once complete, the station redevelopment project will also deliver an enhanced retail environment with food and drink offering.

North Lanarkshire Council’s work to overhaul the public realm outside the station building to create a new transport hub, with support from the Glasgow City Region City Deal, is also entering its final stages.

The new expanded bus facility will open next week, with work on a new station access road, car drop-off area, blue-badge parking, as well as improved facilities and access for taxis, pedestrians, and cyclists expected to complete in the coming weeks.

Once complete, it will improve links between bus and train services as well as reducing congestion in the town centre.

The project is being funded by Transport Scotland, SPT, and ScotRail, with North Lanarkshire Council funding delivering the improvements on Muir Street.

John MacDonald, ScotRail Senior Project Manager, said:

“From Monday (1 May), we’re making some changes to how customers access Motherwell station to allow the final landscaping work to take place on the station forecourt.

“This is a real positive step forward in the redevelopment project as it will allow customers to make use of the new bus facility on Muir Street.

“We thank customers for their patience while the redevelopment work has taken place, and we look forward to welcoming them to the new station when the project completes.”

Councillor Paul Kelly, North Lanarkshire Council Depute Leader, said:

“Residents, businesses, and visitors to Motherwell will see real improvements at the station and Muir Street as the work there nears completion.

"The new access road and footpath from Hamilton Road, expanded bus stop and improved shelter, drop-off point, facilities for taxis, and blue badge parking spaces will all create a transport hub linking train, bus, car, cycle, and pedestrian journeys.”