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189 Bus to Stop at Brent Cross West

February 8, 2024

As part of our commitment to ensure greater connectivity and accessibility in the local area, we’re excited to announce that from Saturday 17 February, the extension of the 189 bus will begin. This means that the 189 will reroute to stop outside the eastern entrance of Brent Cross West station and continue to Brent Cross shopping centre.


To allow the 189 bus to stop outside Brent Cross West, the bus will drive into the new Parkview Avenue (previously called Claremont Park Road) and Arbour Street, before turning back, following the same roads to re-join Claremont Road.

Parkview Avenue and Arbour Street are part of a new network of roads that will be built as new homes, offices and retail spaces are delivered at Brent Cross Town.

Councillor Alan Schneiderman, Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change, and Cricklewood Ward Member, said: “We have been looking forward to welcoming the new 189 bus service, which will now stop outside our new Brent Cross West station. This provides even more accessible ways for people to get around the local area, connecting communities in a more sustainable way”.

There will be no change to the frequency of route 189 which runs from Marble Arch to Brent Cross Shopping Centre. Buses will continue to operate every 10 minutes during the daytime on Monday to Saturdays and every 12 minutes during the evening and on Sundays. The route has a 24-hour service and buses will continue to operate every 30 minutes on all nights of the week.

In future, as Brent Cross Town grows, the 189 will continue on from Brent Cross West, onto new bus stops introduced to serve the wider development, click here to see the map

Councillor Anne Clarke, Cabinet member for Community Wealth Building, and Cricklewood Ward Member said: “The 189 is one of London’s most iconic routes, the 24-hour service connects Brent Cross Shopping Centre to West Hampstead, Kilburn, Abbey Road where the Beatles famously crossed and Selfridges. This link also enables better access to the Jubilee line from Brent Cross West station.”

On 10 December 2023, the 316 bus was extended to run from White City to Brent Cross West’s western entrance. This change has already, and will continue to improve transport connections in the area, alongside the 24-hour train service at Brent Cross West station that operates six nights a week, subject to engineering work (journeys can be checked on the Thameslink website).

The changes to local bus routes have been agreed following a consultation led by Transport for London’s which took place in March 2023. You can view the results of the consultation on their website.

More access to public transport and improving bus route connections is key to helping us provide communities with more sustainable ways to travel, as well as achieve Brent Cross Town’s net-zero carbon goal by 2030.