Infrastructure contractor Balfour Beatty has been chosen to develop a new integrated regional transport hub at Motherwell station.
Work on the £14.5 million redevelopment scheme, which will create a gateway to the Glasgow City Region, will get underway by Summer 2020. As well as a redevelopment of the station itself, the public realm outside the station building will also be upgraded to provide improved links between bus and train services and reduce congestion.
The scheme, which has been developed by ScotRail, North Lanarkshire Council, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) and Transport Scotland working alongside designer Mott MacDonald, will create a gateway to the Glasgow City Region. Once complete, the integrated transport hub will feature:
- An enhanced station forecourt and building with glazed roof and brighter, larger concourse;
- Improved ticket retailing facilities;
- Enhanced retail environment with food and drink offering;
- Refurbished customer toilets and waiting facilities;
- Improvements to pedestrian and cycling access;
- Expansion of bus facility on Muir Street;
- New facilities for taxis, car drop-offs and disabled parking;
- Expansion of nearby park and ride facilities at Farm Street.
ScotRail head of projects Kirsty Devlin said: “Motherwell is ready for a railway station that matches the dynamic and forward-looking development of the town.
“Our close collaboration with North Lanarkshire Council, SPT, and Transport Scotland will deliver the best possible improvements to facilities and integrated transport options at Motherwell station.
“The improved integration of transport services and infrastructure will transform the relationship between the station and the town centre.
“It will open up a wealth of possibilities for Motherwell, creating more options and better connections for our customers; for business and leisure travel, and encourage more people to travel in a low-carbon way. It will create a gateway to Glasgow and beyond.”
Bill Reeve, Transport Scotland’s director of rail, added: “This £14.5 million investment at Motherwell station is a clear example of how partnership working can deliver both Government and local transport objectives for a sustainable, inclusive, safe and accessible transport system.
“This multi-modal interchange will act as an attractive gateway to Lanarkshire for customers, communities, businesses and visitors.”
Hector MacAulay, Balfour Beatty’s regional managing director of construction in Scotland & Ireland, said: “We are delighted to be appointed to deliver the new regional transport integration hub at Motherwell station, creating a new gateway to the Glasgow City Region whilst furthering our strong relationships with each of the stakeholders.
“Our expert team of engineers are perfectly positioned to deliver the scheme following the excellent work we’ve carried out at the redevelopment of Glasgow’s Queen Street Station.
“Throughout the project, we will continue to focus on opportunities to support local inclusive economic growth and delivering added social.”
The project will be delivered in two phases. Work on the station redevelopment is due to start in the summer of 2020, while the transport integration works will commence the following year.