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Planning application submitted

The planning application for the proposals to improve Muir Street has just been submitted. 

You can view all the information on this by using the reference number 20/00345/FUL on the Online planning system

Comments on the application can be made to our Planning Service. If you wish to do so, these should be about valid planning issues.

You can find out more about the proposal on the page below.

Current restrictions

Due to the ongoing restrictions on building and construction, in line with current Scottish Government guidance, we have had to stop work on the Park and Ride.

The car parks are open and available to use, but tree planting and lighting is still to be completed at two of the car parks. The work will be completed once it is safe for our contractor, Newlay Civil Engineering Ltd, to start on-site again.

As soon as we are able to restart the work, we will provide an update on when this will be completed.

What are we going do

This project will improve transport links at Motherwell Rail Station and help to increase the role of the station as a key transport connection hub in the future. The project also includes works to Muir Street and the station forecourt. These works will reduce traffic congestion in the town centre, improve the local environment and improve accessibility to public transport.

We are working with our partners ScotRail, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) and Transport Scotland on the proposals for Motherwell Rail Station. The works will be led by ScotRail. All project funding is now in place and the works are due to start in Summer 2020.

The project will be delivered in two parts:

Motherwell Rail Station - Abellio ScotRail with support from SPT and Transport Scotland.

  • Redevelopment of the station including an enhanced station building and brighter larger concourse
  • Improved ticket retailing facilities and improved passenger facilities

Muir Street Interchange - North Lanarkshire Council as part of City Deal.

  • Expansion of bus facility on Muir Street
  • Creation of a new station access road with new facilities for taxis
  • Car drop-off and disabled parking and improvements to pedestrian and cycling access

By working with ScotRail as they upgrade Motherwell Rail Station, we will ensure the projects complement each other and make the most of the funding opportunities.

    What's happening now?

    The work we have already done has created 80 extra parking spaces across three car parks. This has been thanks to funding by SPT.

    We have also been improving cycling and walking links between the station and Strathclyde Park.

    The latest proposals proposals for Muir Street have been developed thanks to the pdf icon feedback [1Mb] you provided during the consultation in June 2018.

    We are still working with ScotRail, SPT and Transport Scotland on the proposals for Motherwell Rail Station. The works will be led by ScotRail once all the project funding is in place.

    What's happening next?

    Updates on the proposals for Muir Street will be provided to local businesses in Motherwell Town Centre and to local groups in the Motherwell Area later this year.

    Opportunities for local people to view and discuss the latest proposals are also planned later this year. Further detail on this will be provided soon.

    The works to Motherwell Rail Station and Muir Street will take between 18-21 months to complete. Updates on start dates, timescales and any restrictions during the work will be provided as soon as available.

    Project News

    We will always look to keep you up-to-date with what's happening on these projects, and issue news releases to keep you informed.

    20 March 2020 - Motherwell Station redevelopment - Regional transport hub to be created

    10 April 2018 - ¬£3.5 million transport project for Motherwell station - Plans approved by the Glasgow City Region Cabinet

    23 November 2017 - Plans for transport hub at Motherwell station - Council proposals for Muir Street

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