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Motherwell town centre and rail station

Motherwell Rail Station

Artists impression of the refurbished and expanded station building
Artist's impression of refurbished and expanded station building

This work is being carried out by ScotRail with help from SPT and Transport Scotland and started on 29 June 2020.

We are working with these organisations on the proposals for Motherwell Rail Station.

The work will create:

  • improvements to the station including its building and making the entrance area bigger and brighter
  • new ticketing and passenger facilities

Video of Councillor Kelly talking about the work at the station

What's happening now at the station?

ScotRail has appointed Balfour Beatty to carry out the work at Motherwell Rail Station.

The fourth phase of the work is nearly complete, this involves:       

  •  widening the station concourse area
  • extension of the station building and a new retail unit being built

Work on the fifth phase of the work has started. This involves  

  • the new roof being built
  • new facilities within the station building
  • new cladding and internal finishes

Work on the last phases of work are expected to start in January and will include:

  • paving of the station forecourt
  • street furniture and trees

How will the work affect users of the station?

You will still be able to use the station when the work is being done.

Passenger access arrangements to the station will change at the end of November:

  • a temporary ticket office has been located outside the main station building will be removed
  • a new temporary ticket office will be provided inside the new retail unit, until the new permanent ticket office is completed.

Blue badge parking spaces have been moved to the Pollock Street car park, next to the GLO Centre

Work on platforms 2 and 3 is complete.

  • new staff and passenger waiting facilities are being built and the existing stairwell improved.
  • this provides access to the platforms during Phase 3 of the work.
  • a new retaining wall has been built to allow the station building and forecourt to be widened.

The first phase of the work, which involved demolishing an old building at the bottom of Platform 1 and building a new staff car park, is finished. Work on the main station building and platforms started in August 2020.

What's happening next?

The work is being done in phases:

  • phase 4 is nearing completion
  • phase 5 has started and will be complete by the end of December
  • phase 6 will start in January 2023
  • it’s expected that the work will be finished by Spring 2023

Artists impression of the improved station concourse
Artist's impression of the improved station concourse


Page last updated:
16 Nov 2022

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