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Brent Cross West ‘First Look’ Video

September 25, 2023

Barnet Council has today released a ‘first look’ video of the new 7,000 square metre, four platform station, Brent Cross West, which is expected to open later this year.

The impressive 16-metre-high building includes a public overbridge that will connect the areas of Barnet and Brent via the Midland Main Line for the first time in 150 years.

The new video gives an aerial view of the huge new Brent Cross West station which, when it opens, will be the first major new mainline station in London in over a decade.


The station will sit between Cricklewood and Hendon stations on the Midland Main Line. Thameslink trains will connect central London to Brent Cross in as little as 12 minutes, with up to eight trains an hour at peak times. In another three minutes, passengers will arrive in Farringdon for Elizabeth Line services.

The station will also be able to accommodate the planned West London Orbital (WLO) line in future, which will provide additional cross-London services.

Brent Cross West station and the associated rail infrastructure is being led by Barnet Council – it is one of the first rail projects in England to be delivered entirely by a local authority. It is being built by VolkerFitzpatrick, and project managed by Mace, with Network Rail a key programme partner.

The station is an essential part of the Brent Cross Cricklewood Regeneration Programme,  providing the gateway to Brent Cross Town, the 180-acre, £8bn net zero park town that is being delivered by the partnership between Barnet Council and Related Argent. Brent Cross Town will deliver 6,700 new homes, create 25,000 jobs, and aims to be net zero by 2030.

Brent Cross West will also increase public transport options by providing a more environmentally friendly way to connect across the borough and the capital. An important part of Barnet’s commitment to tackling the climate emergency, it will also include plenty of bike storage, and good bus and cycle links to the surrounding area.

Councillor Alan Schneiderman, Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change, and Cricklewood Ward Member, said: “The new Brent Cross West station is fundamental to our plans to transform the local area. We look forward to this impressive new station opening soon, providing new ways for people to visit our brilliant borough and additional, sustainable ways for local people to travel.”

New bus stops at the station’s eastern entrance, just a few minutes from Claremont Park will offer new ways to board the 189 and 326. Over at the western entrance, the 316 bus will terminate and leave from the station.

Keep an eye on TransformingBX.co.uk/BrentCrossWest for more information on the opening date.