Case Study: Motherwell Town Centre Transport Interchange – Gateway to North Lanarkshire and Glasgow City Region

North Lanarkshire Council (NLC), through the GCR City Deal Programme, is working in partnership with ScotRail, Transport Scotland (TS) and Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) on plans to redevelop Motherwell Rail Station and deliver wider transport integration improvements on Muir Street, Motherwell.

A Partnership Steering Group has been set up to drive forward delivery of the project. This will continue to meet throughout the implementation period, supported by a joint operational group and joint communications group.

Collectively, the investment will create an improved gateway to North Lanarkshire and the wider City Region and deliver a flagship development in Motherwell town centre. The investment will improve the experience for rail and bus passengers and connectivity across Glasgow City Region by public transport. It will also facilitate modal shift to how people travel locally, across the Region and nationally.

The Regional transport hub will be delivered in phases. The phase one expansion of existing park and ride provision and improvements to active travel routes has been delivered with funding provided by SPT and the Scottish Government.

The second phase, £14.5 million (including contribution from City Deal) transformation of Motherwell Rail Station, is being led by ScotRail with funding support from Transport Scotland, SPT and North Lanarkshire Council (NLC). The contract has been awarded to contractor Balfour Beatty and work will begin in June 2020 for delivery over 2020-2021.

Finally, during 2021-2022, North Lanarkshire Council, through £3.8 million City Deal funding, will deliver phase three of the transport integration proposals. This will improve links between bus and train services as well as enhancing active travel opportunities and improving accessibility to the station. The project and collaboration will transform the relationship between the Station and the town centre. This will expand the opportunities for business and leisure travel, increasing accessibility and encouraging low carbon travel as well as reducing local congestion and improving air quality.