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Motherwell's name comes from an ancient religious well called the Mother's Well, named after the Virgin Mary. The well's location is marked by a plaque on Ladywell Road, which leads to Motherwell station. When rail arrived here in 1848, Motherwell was a relatively small farming community of some 1700 people, so the station's construction propelled Motherwell into a new era, as industry and wealth flooded in, particularly from the 1881 addition of an iron and steel works. By the 20th century, Motherwell was Scotland's steel-production capital, with a population of 37,000, and the steelworks continued to be a major employer until it's decline in the 1980s. The current station dates back to the 1970s and is an important interchange station, with trains travelling to Glasgow Central in less than 15 minutes, and heading south to London. Situated in the centre of town, the station is right next door to the North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre, which details the town's Roman and steel roots. Motherwell Cathedral and the Motherwell Concert Hall are also worth investigating.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday 06:15 - 00:00
Sunday 08:10 - 23:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Shops noteNews agent
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee kiosk
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes

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Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes


Customer help pointsAvailable
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces6
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Fully accessible 

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Motherwell station has one main entrance leading into the concourse with the ticket office and toilets on the right and a WHSmith on the left. All four platforms are accessed via a series of stairs and lifts. Turn left for platform 4, go straight ahead for platforms 2 and 3 and turn right for platform 1. There is a waiting room on platform 1 and 3.

Departures and arrivals from Motherwell

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Motherwell station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to DalmuirScotRail15:253On time
to CumbernauldScotRail15:404On time
to DalmuirScotRail15:473On time
to LanarkScotRail15:481On time
to Glasgow CentralScotRail15:492On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from DalmuirScotRail15:354On time
from CumbernauldScotRail15:373On time
from Glasgow CentralScotRail15:461On time
from LanarkScotRail15:482On time
from DalmuirScotRail16:044On time
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