SCOTRAIL has confirmed that work on the second phase of the £14.5 million redevelopment of Motherwell Railway Station will start next week.
Balfour Beatty will undertake the work, with the project set to get underway on August 24. ScotRail said that, over the next six months, the redevelopment work will focus on the main station building which will see changes to how customers access platform 2 and 3.
The main stairwell to platform 2 and 3 will close to make way for a large concourse area, and the mezzanine level of the station will be refurbished with new lighting, flooring, ceilings, and a glazed roof.
The first stage of the project saw the demolition of an old building at the bottom of platform 1, which made way for a new staff car park.
Once complete, the project will deliver an enhanced station forecourt and building; improved ticket retailing facilities; an enhanced retail environment; refurbished customer toilets and waiting facilities; improvements to pedestrian and cycling access’ and an expansion of the bus facility on Muir Street.
John MacDonald, ScotRail senior project manager, commented, “We’re now entering an exciting phase of the redevelopment project as we begin work on the main station building.
“The next six months will see changes to how customers access the station platforms, and while we appreciate this is inconvenient in the short-term, we’ll be working hard to minimise disruption to their journey.
“In the long-term, the redevelopment of Motherwell station will transform facilities for customers and create a gateway to Glasgow, and beyond.
“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.”