New customer lounge opens at Motherwell station

Last updated: Friday, 14 January 2022

A new customer lounge area has opened at Motherwell station as part of the station’s redevelopment.

The former waiting area between platform 2 and platform 3 at Motherwell station has been transformed into a new lounge area.

Customers can now benefit from a larger, warmer, brighter, refurbished area with padded benches, new flooring, and softer lighting, making the station a more comfortable place to catch a train.

The work forms part of a £14.5m project to redevelop the station and create a new transport interchange in Motherwell.

Now in the third phase of its redevelopment, work is currently underway to extend the station forecourt and internal concourse area.

North Lanarkshire Council’s work on a new transport hub at Muir Street is set to begin in the coming weeks, and will improve pedestrian and cycle access to the station, create more space for buses and taxis, and enhance the local environment.

John MacDonald, ScotRail Senior Project Manager, said:

“Creating a welcoming station is key to making rail more attractive and improving overall customer experiences.

"The new facilities at the station will set the tone for their journey and I am delighted that this stage is complete.

"Combined with the work to improve transport integration outside the station, once complete, this project will create a gateway to Glasgow and beyond.”