Motherwell station
Muir Street
North Lanarkshire

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Motherwell Station

Motherwell Station is located in the centre of Motherwell, a large town of just over 32,000 people located around 17 miles southwest of Glasgow. The first train station opened in the town in 1843 at Orbiston, but as Motherwell expanded with iron and steelworks, it was decided that another station would be built closer to the town centre. This was opened in 1885, and the current station was built on the same site by British Rail in the 1970s.

The station has 4 platforms, serving around 1.3 million passengers every year. It’s an important interchange station with both local and national destinations served. There are frequent trains to Glasgow Central as well as regular trains to Manchester, London Euston and Crewe.

Trains to Glasgow Central take under 30 minutes, whilst trains to Manchester take around 3 hours. The journey time to London is roughly 5 hours 10 minutes, meaning you can take advantage of fast and frequent services to both local and national destinations. 

Motherwell Station is currently undergoing a £14.5 million redevelopment project to overhaul the station forecourt and building, improved ticketing facilities, a bigger car park with more disabled parking and facilities for taxis, and better links between bus and rail services.

Currently, there are bus links to the station, as well as a taxi rank and space for bike storage for easy access to and from the station.

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