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Motherwell town centre and rail station

Muir Street

The work on Muir Street is complete.

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Motherwell Station forecourt and Muir Street

Improving bus and taxi facilities

We have improved the bus and taxi facilities at Muir Street with City Deal funding. New and wider footways, new street furniture and trees have also been provided.

We appointed Balfour Beatty to carry out the work which was completed in June 2023.

The work was coordinated with what they were also doing at Motherwell Rail Station to reduce disruption to local businesses and residents.

By working with ScotRail as they have upgraded Motherwell Rail Station, we have ensured the projects complement each other and have made the most of the available funding.

Bus stop 

Work to create a larger bus stop on Muir Street is complete and the bus stop has reopened. The bus stop now has space for four buses.

The bus shelter has been refurbished and reinstalled. Real Time Passenger Information signs will also be installed soon.

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Expanded bus stop on Muir Street

Taxi rank

The new taxi rank on the new access road to Motherwell Rail Station, from the roundabout at Hamilton Road/West Hamilton Street is now open.

The new access road will join Muir Street at the station forecourt and will also have a drop-off/pick up area and disabled parking bays to the front of the station. 

New pedestrian routes to the taxi rank have also been built from Hamilton Road, Muir Street and from the train station forecourt.

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Motherwell Rail Station taxi rank

Motherwell Rail Station upgrade and Muir Street project

Video of Councillor Kelly talking about the project

What the project has provided

  • a high-quality bus, train and bike transport interchange on Muir Street
  • expansion of bus facility on Muir Street
  • a new station access road with new facilities for taxis
  • car drop-off and disabled parking
  • improvements to pedestrian and cycling access

The project

See the work as it happened

Video of the work being done on the site

Community benefits

A part of the project, community benefits have been delivered in the local area by the contractor, Balfour Beatty, and by ScotRail.

Work experience opportunities, careers events, support for community projects and local social enterprises have been delivered:

  • careers advice, mock interviews, environmental projects, site visits and a work experience opportunity involving local high schools
  • training provided to Alexander Peden Primary School in Harthill by ScotRail as part of the Primary Engineer programme
  • five community projects across the Motherwell area supported
  • meet the Buyer event for local companies

The finished project

Have a look at images of the finished project.

What's happening next?

The next stage of the project will improve walking, wheeling and cycling routes and access to Motherwell Rail Station. This will be done in phases.

We plan to provide shared use paths for walking, cycling and wheeling between Motherwell Rail Station and Windmillhill Street at Motherwell Civic Centre this year. Design work is being done and we plan to start the work later this year.

Other active travel work we are doing

Work to widen the path from Merry Street at the Woodcutter pub, past the Aquatec centre to the pedestrian crossing on Hope Street, has been completed. New signs have also been installed. 

Work to widen the path on Muir Street and Bellshill Road, from Milton Street to Braidhurst Industrial Estate has been completed. A new bus shelter next to Calvary Church will be installed in autumn 2023.

Design work to continue path improvements for walking, wheeling and cycling from Braidhurst Industrial Estate to new cycling facilities at the Bellshill entrance to Strathclyde Country Park has started. 

Project news

We issued several news releases about the project as the work was being done. You can read these if you want more information on what was done.

21 Jun 2023 - New transport hub delivers benefits for all - new transport hub is open.

22 Dec 2022 - New active travel links for Motherwell - Work has started on new links.

24 Jan 2022 - Work underway on transport project at Motherwell railway station - Work started to create a new transport hub.

20 December 2021 - Approval for transport interchange at Motherwell - Work will start early next year.

20 June 2020 - Motherwell Station redevelopment (update) - Contractors Balfour Beatty appointed.

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.

Page last updated:
01 Mar 2024

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