Fiona Hyslop MSP, Minister for Transport, officially opened the regional transport integration hub at Motherwell railway station on 20 June 2023.
The extensive project – a joint initiative between ScotRail, North Lanarkshire Council, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT), and Transport Scotland – has created a fully integrated hub that seamlessly connects multi-modal transport.
This has seen Motherwell railway station undergo redevelopment work, as well as an overhaul of the public realm outside the station building, improving links between bus and train services as well as reducing congestion.
As part of the redevelopment, more than 140 glass panels were fitted to form an eye-catching new roof, which has helped to create a brighter and more modern station.
A new expanded station concourse and enhanced forecourt has been created, including improved ticket retailing facilities and enhanced retail environment with food and drink offering, while customer waiting facilities at platform level have also been refurbished.
North Lanarkshire Council has overhauled the public realm outside the station building, creating a new transport hub with support from the Glasgow City Region City Deal.
This includes an expanded bus facility, new station access road, car drop-off area and blue-badge parking, as well as improved facilities for taxis and pedestrian and cycle access, which has improved links between bus and train services as well as reducing congestion in the town centre.
Funded by Transport Scotland, SPT, and ScotRail, with North Lanarkshire Council and Glasgow City Region City Deal funding delivering the improvements on Muir Street, the project was delivered by Balfour Beatty in phases, with work on the station redevelopment commencing in June 2020, and the transport integration works following in early 2021.