Work begins on £14.5m revamp of Motherwell train station

Contractors will start the initial stage of the redevelopment on Monday.

Work begins on £14.5m revamp of Motherwell train station

Work on a £14.5m redevelopment of Motherwell train station will begin on Monday.

Contractors will start the initial stage of the project with the demolition of an old building at the bottom of Platform 1.

The demolition of the building and construction of a new staff car park in its place is expected to take around six weeks to complete.

The second stage of the redevelopment will see work take place on the main building over a six-month period.

This will bring changes to how customers access to the station platforms. 

Following the completion of this, the transport integration phase of the project will begin in 2021.

Once complete the station promises to have an enhanced station forecourt and building with glazed roof and brighter, larger concourse with improved ticket retailing facilities, enhanced retail environment with food and drink offering.

It will also have refurbished customer toilets and waiting facilities and improvements to pedestrian and cycling access.

John MacDonald, ScotRail senior project manager, said: “It’s great to see the redevelopment work at Motherwell station getting underway.

“The town is ready for a railway station that matches its dynamic and forward-looking perspective, and these improvements will transform the relationship between the station and the town centre.”

Michael Matheson, cabinet secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity said: “While we are still in the early phases of exiting lockdown, progress on projects like this shows that rail construction is slowly and safely getting back to business.

“Redevelopment of key hubs like Motherwell station will not only help draw people back to public transport but also, in time, encourage even more people to make the shift from road to rail.”