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New look Motherwell Station business case outlined

Posted: 31st March 2017

Artist's impression (Motherwell)Motherwell Station redevelopment takes a major step forward this week as the ScotRail Alliance, in partnership with North Lanarkshire Council, submits a business case to Transport Scotland outlining its plans for the station’s new look.

Key aspects of the redevelopment include:
• additional facilities for customers and staff and enhanced station presence in the town centre.
• a new road configuration and traffic plan around the station to improve transport interchange.
• improved pedestrian routes across the station area.
• additional park and ride facilities at a number of locations near the station.
• enhanced public realm areas to improve links to the town centre.
Costs of the redevelopment, if rubber-stamped, will be met by funds from the ScotRail Alliance and North Lanarkshire Council, with further contributions under discussion with key stakeholders. The collaborative working is important and will ensure the delivery of the upgraded station complex for Motherwell alongside key improvements to the area around the station.

A similar process is already delivering a revamped and modernised station layout for Inverness, with the recent announcement of the design company who’ll produce the new look for the Highland capital’s station.

The ScotRail Alliance’s project lead Peter O’Connell said: “We’ve submitted an initial plan for Motherwell Station’s redevelopment work.

“I believe it’s in keeping with the plans that North Lanarkshire Council has for the ongoing development of the town centre, particularly in improving the relationship of the station to the town centre, enhancing transport interchange facilities, increasing park and ride availability and transforming the quality of the station environment for our customers.”

For further information please contact the ScotRail Alliance communications team on 0141 555 4105/4247 or email on communications@scotrail.co.uk

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