Motherwell transport interchange plans on display

Have your say on proposals

Artists impression

Plans for a transport interchange at Motherwell rail station will be on public display from 14 to 21 June.

A drop-in event will be held in in Motherwell Library on Thursday 14 June between 10:00am and 7:00pm when staff from the council and Scotrail Alliance will be available to discuss the plans.

A display will remain in the library until Thursday 21 June and a consultation will run until 8 July via our web site, giving residents and businesses the opportunity to provide feedback.

£3.5million of funding was approved by Glasgow City Region City Deal in April for the proposal for a high-quality bus, train and bike transport interchange in front of the existing railway station. This will co-ordinate with Scotrail Alliance's planned investment in the railway station.

"Our plans for improving transport facilities around Motherwell rail station include an expanded bus facility on Muir Street, new arrangements for taxis, car drop-offs and disabled parking, pedestrian and cycle network improvements, expansion of the park and ride at Farm Street and additional parking at Pollock Street car park," Councillor Allan Graham, Convener of the Enterprise and Housing Committee explains.

"The council and Scotrail Alliance are looking for feedback from businesses and people who use the station, the nearby parking and public transport in and around Motherwell on how these ideas will work and if there are any further improvements we could make.

"I would ask people to take some time to look at the plans in the library or online. This is a major development for Motherwell and the wider area so it's important we get the views of people who do business and use the local transport network."

Peter O'Connell, Head of Stations and Retail Development at ScotRail Alliance, said: "We recognise the need for investment at Motherwell as it's an important rail hub and interchange station.

"This new transport hub opens up a wealth of possibilities for Motherwell, creating more options and better connections for our customers; for business and leisure travel.

"Once complete, the relationship between the station and Motherwell town centre will be completely transformed - all part of our plans to build the best railway Scotland has ever had."

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