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£750,000 Motherwell parking boost for commuters

Two new park and ride facilities have been officially opened in Motherwell by North Lanarkshire Council and Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT).

A total of 186 parking spaces have been created for commuters and others using the nearby railway station. At St Vincent Place there are 60 spaces with a further 126 at Farm Street.

These £750,000 facilities have been funded by SPT, with the council providing the land and carrying out the design and project management. The car parks will also be maintained by the council.

Better transport connections in the area will no doubt make it easier to commute to and from Motherwell and that opens up more opportunities to access further education, employment and health care. I am confident these facilities will be a real boost to the local economy.”

SPT Vice Chair David Fagan

“There is a real demand for car parking spaces within easy reach of Motherwell railway station,” explains Councillor James Coyle, Convener of the Planning and Transportation Committee. “So these two new park and ride facilities will be welcomed by the many people who regularly travel to and from work from Motherwell.

“This will free up the town centre car parking, making it easier for shoppers to find a space during the day. With the improvements we’re making to Motherwell town centre, I hope this will encourage more people into the town centre which will benefit local traders and the economy.”

SPT Vice Chair David Fagan said: “I’m delighted this work is now complete. SPT has led the way in delivering successful Park and Ride solutions like this across Strathclyde. That’s in no small part due to the fact that we continue to work closely with our local authorities who are fully committed to these projects.

“Better transport connections in the area will no doubt make it easier to commute to and from Motherwell and that opens up more opportunities to access further education, employment and health care. I am confident these facilities will be a real boost to the local economy.”

Partnership working between the council and SPT has also recently delivered a new park and ride facility in Bellshill, and an access ramp for disabled passengers at Holytown station, and works are underway to complete a new 126 space park and ride facility at Shotts railway station.