The initial stages of the £14.5M redevelopment of Motherwell station are underway.
Contractors have started on the demolition of an old building at the bottom of Platform 1 to make way for a new staff car park.
The demolition and construction of the new car park is expected to be complete by the end of the year and will have no operational impact on the station.
The second stage of the redevelopment will see work take place on the main station building over a six-month period, which will bring changes to how customers access to the station platforms.
The transport integration phase of the project will follow in 2021 and this will deliver an enhanced station forecourt and building with glazed roof and brighter, larger concourse; improved ticket retailing facilities; enhanced retail environment, and an expansion of the bus facility on Muir Street.
John MacDonald, ScotRail Senior Project Manager, said: “It’s great to see the redevelopment work at Motherwell station getting underway.
“The town is ready for a railway station that matches its dynamic and forward-looking perspective, and these improvements will transform the relationship between the station and the town centre.”
Michael Matheson, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity said: “It’s great to see this welcome project get underway following an understandable delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic