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Motherwell town centre and rail station

Motherwell Station Active Travel links

Improving routes for pedestrians and cyclists in Motherwell.

We are working on improving walking, wheeling and cycling routes between:

  • Motherwell rail station
  • Motherwell town centre
  • Strathclyde Country Park
  • Ravenscraig

We have funding from SPT and the Scottish Government Place Based Investment Programme and Transport Scotland to carry out design work and deliver the first phase of the project.

What will the project provide?

  • new and improved shared paths for walking, wheeling and cycling
  • improved pedestrian and cyclist road crossings

What’s happening now?

Work is planned at West Hamilton Street, and it will start in early July and finish in October.

We have appointed a contractor to carry out work on West Hamilton Street to:

  • widen existing paths for shared use
  • improve crossing arrangements for pedestrians and cyclists
  • repair and resurface the bus laybys

West Hamilton Steet

Plan showing West Hamilton Street work

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Traffic and pedestrian management

  • traffic and pedestrian management will be in place during the work so that it can be carried out safely. 
  • traffic management plans will be available for you to view on this page.
  • warning signs will also be put on site by the contractor before any temporary road closures for resurfacing work.  


  • access to residential properties, businesses and service yards will always be maintained during the work  
  • detail on any temporary changes or restrictions to normal access arrangements will be provided by the contractor in advance  

This work is the first part of a planned route from Motherwell Rail Station to Motherwell Civic Centre.

We have designs and depending on funding, we hope to appoint a contractor to carry out work on the route between Asda and Motherwell Civic Centre this year.

This will involve:

  • providing shared use paths
  • improvements to pedestrian and cyclist crossings
  • changes to the junction of Watsonville Park, Oakfield Road and Cairns Street

It will link to planned shared-use paths into Ravenscraig from Windmillhill Street and Airbles Road as part of the Motherwell to Ravenscraig City Deal project.

West Hamilton Street to Civic Centre

Plan showing West Hamilton Street to Civic Centre area

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What we plan to do

The work proposed for West Hamilton Street to the Civic Centre is part of wider walking, wheeling and cycling route improvements. We have appointed a company to carry out design work for this.

Active Travel routes to be created

See the routes we are looking to deliver as part of the project

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What’s happening next?

We plan to do more design work for active travel routes on Bellshill Road, Merry Street and Hamilton Road.

Depending on funding, also hope to start work on the Hope Street, Muir Street and Pollock Street and Bellshill Road routes in 2025.

Muir Street to Merry Street are part of these proposals.


Muir Street to Merry Street

Plan showing of Muir Street to Merry Street area

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Map showing the full project

Map showing what the Motherwell Station Active Travel links project will do.

What we have already done

At the start of 2023, we completed work on the first phase of the wider Motherwell Station active travel project.

This resulted in us constructing a shared-use walking, cycling and wheeling path from Motherwell Rail Station to Braidhurst Industrial Estate.

Phase 1a: Milton Street to Newhut Road

Plan showing Milton Street to Newhut Road area

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Find out more

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Other work we have done

In November 2021 we did work to widen the path from Merry Street at the Woodcutter pub, past the Aquatec Centre to the pedestrian crossing on Hope Street.

In 2020 we completed walking and cycling route improvements in Strathclyde Park and put up new signs between Strathclyde Park and Motherwell Rail Station.

What else are we doing in the area?

We’re working in partnership with Ravenscraig Limited to create new routes for cycling, walking and wheeling into and through Ravenscraig. The new routes will make it easier to get to neighbouring communities and improve links to facilities in Ravenscraig.

Page last updated:
06 Jun 2024

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