We are working with Abellio ScotRail Ltd and Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) on plans for an improved transport interchange at Motherwell railway station. (November 2017)
As part of the Glasgow City Region City Deal, we are developing proposals for improvements to Muir Street, expansion of local park and ride facilities and improved pedestrian access to and from the station.
These plans complement Abellio ScotRail's planned investment in the railway station, enhancing its role as a regional transport hub and transport interchange.
Council Depute Leader Councillor Paul Kelly said: "Motherwell is a key point in both the local and national rail network, and we are working closely with Abellio ScotRail and Strathclyde Partnership for Transport to create a multi-modal transport hub.
"Abellio ScotRail supports our plans and will be appointing consultants later this year to progress detailed designs for the station. The council, SPT and Abellio ScotRail are setting up a steering group to combine our efforts and work together to make this project a reality.
"Good transport links are vital to the local economy and for enabling residents to commute to work across North Lanarkshire. So creating a hub where people can easily access all public transport as well as increased car park spaces is a key element of our vision for Motherwell's future."
Abellio ScotRail Head of Stations & Retail Development Peter O'Connell said: "We recognise the need for investment at Motherwell as it's an important rail hub and interchange station.
"Through very effective partnership, working with both the council and SPT, we have developed proposals that align with the wider council aspirations.
"These enhancements will have an extremely positive impact on the experience of our customers in the station; including the development of an extended station building at street level with an enhanced station entrance, concourse and retail facilities.
"Once complete, the relationship between the station and Motherwell town centre will be completely transformed - all part of our plans to build the best railway Scotland has ever had."
We will be carrying out traffic assessments and modelling to inform improvements in Muir Street and around the town centre, which will be used to develop an Outline Business Case for consideration by Glasgow City Region City Deal Cabinet. The Outline Business Case is expected to be presented to Cabinet early next year.