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VolkerFitzpatrick awarded station contract

March 4, 2020

We’ve moved a step closer to building the brand new Thameslink Station with the award to design and build Brent Cross West made to VolkerFitzpatrick, one of the country’s leading station construction companies.

The new £40 million station will connect Brent Cross to central London with up to 8 trains an hour travelling to Kings Cross St Pancras in 12 minutes.

It plays a key role in uniting the areas north and south of the North Circular, providing direct rail services to Luton and Gatwick Airports, and connecting to the wider London transport network. Locally, a new pedestrian bridge will provide communities from both sides of the tracks new walking and cycle access across the railway line for the first time since it was built over 150 years ago. We will work with the contractor to ensure some of the construction jobs to build the new station are earmarked for Barnet residents too, while the new station itself will provide excellent employment and training opportunities for local people.

And, we are working closely with the local Consultative Access Forum to consider the accessibility of the new station, with ambitions for Brent Cross West to be one of the first mainline stations to offer level access from street level to the train so people with mobility issues can more easily access every train stopping at the station.

Brent Cross West is being built to support the Brent Cross Cricklewood regeneration programme, which is the most ambitious redevelopment and growth programme the Borough has ever undertaken. The new station is just one of the ways that the redevelopment with improve transport in the area. Investment in improving local transport infrastructure will see new roads, improved junctions and additional walking and cycling routes in the area.

Find out more about the new station