Lanarkshire taxi rank and bus stop out of bounds as work progresses on transport interchange

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Motherwell station will temporarily close one of its taxi ranks and a bus stop as part of the construction of the new transport interchange in the town.

The Muir Street taxi rank and bus stop will be closing in the coming weeks and will remain unused for months.

The closures are necessary to allow North Lanarkshire Council contractor Balfour Beatty to continue work on a new access road to the station, improved pavements, a new taxi rank, disabled parking spaces and an expanded bus stop on Muir Street.



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The access road will be created from the roundabout north of Hamilton Road, behind the buildings to the left of Hamilton Road and Muir Street, to join the existing road in front of the station.

During the week commencing Monday 14th March the taxi stand will close, but a temporary station will be provided in the Hope Street car park near the footpath to the station and the station on the High Road will remain open.

The existing bus stop will close on the following Monday – March 21. A temporary stop for buses traveling north will be located on Muir Street, next to the Ladywell footbridge over the railway tracks. Alternative city center bus stops are also available at Merry Street, Hamilton Road and West Hamilton Street.



A carriage interchange is being built at Motherwell station

The £2million project in Muir Street is funded by the Glasgow City Region City Deal and North Lanarkshire Council.

Alongside this project, ScotRail, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) and Transport Scotland are working at the station to provide an improved forecourt and building with a glazed roof and a brighter and larger concourse, ticketing facilities and improved retail, a new customer lounge and renovated customer washrooms.

The bus stop should reopen at the end of May and the new taxi rank should open in July.

Lyndsay Noble, Project Development Manager for City Deal, said: “We are aware that the temporary bus stop and taxi rank closures are inconvenient, but they will be kept to a minimum and alternative arrangements will be put in place. in place.

“Overall, the project is due for completion this summer, and it will provide much improved facilities for all who use the station and the wider city centre. The new transport interchange will improve transport links by train, bus, bicycle, taxi, car and for pedestrians. »



Artist’s impression of the new integrated regional transport hub

John MacDonald, ScotRail’s Senior Project Manager, said: “We thank the customers for their continued patience as the work on the new transport interchange is completed.

“These improvements to transport integration outside the station, combined with the ongoing redevelopment of Motherwell Station, will create more options and better connections for business and leisure travellers, and encourage more people to travel in a low-carbon way.”

More information about the Muir Street project is available at: www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/motherwellstation

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