Work begins on station car park

The car park at Bellshill station is set to be transformed
The car park at Bellshill station is set to be transformed

Parking at Bellshill train station will be for disabled drivers only after a month-long programme of work which started yesterday (Tuesday).

ScotRail aims to make the area safer and more accessible to pedestrians, while also encouraging the use of the nearby park and ride.

A new footpath is being constructed and two more disabled parking bays will bring the total to three, with a new drop-off point also provided in addition to the one already located there.

As a result, the 12 standard parking spaces will no longer be available and drivers are advised to use the park and ride car park off Hamilton Road.

For the duration of the construction, cars will not be able to access the small car park from 8am to 5pm. Beyond these hours and at weekends, drop-offs only are permitted.

A secure footpath will be maintained for passengers entering and exiting the station to ensure they can do so safely.

Disabled passengers requiring drop-off should sound their car horn at the car park entrance and wait to be escorted by site staff.

A spokeswoman for ScotRail said: “The improvements at Bellshill will make the station easily accessible for passengers arriving on foot. Adding a new drop-off point will make the traffic flow more manageable and safer for car users and pedestrians.

“Rail passengers wishing to park can use the park and ride car park located across the road.”

The work is due to be 
completed on Friday, March 27.