Brent Cross West
Brent Cross West station, due to be completed in December 2022, will be the first major new mainline station in London in over a decade
Brent Cross West station is essential in unlocking the housing and commercial development in the area and will provide a gateway from the new Brent Cross Town to the rest of London and beyond. New and existing businesses, their employees, and the growing residential community, will have ready access to sustainable transport that falls in line with the rest of the capital with journeys to central London taking just 12 minutes. It will have direct links to two international airports at Gatwick and Luton, and connections with Eurostar services from St Pancras.
There is also a commitment to support existing communities, with an ambition to ensure that over 20% of the people working to build the new station are residents of Barnet or the neighbouring Brent and Camden boroughs.
This rail project is not limited to building a new station. A new overbridge is being constructed which will give pedestrians and cyclists the ability to cross this part of the Midland Main Line for the first time since it was built more than 150 years ago, linking communities on both sides of the station. Extensive works have taken place to move tracks, allowing the station to be built. New sidings have been built to replace a facility that dated back to the 1860s. And a new train drivers’ and staff centre has been built by the sidings, with a crossing built for safe access.
The new station and associated rail works are being funded as part of a £419 million government funding agreement which Barnet Council has secured through close collaboration with Central Government partners from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, HM Treasury and the Greater London Authority.
The station received full planning consent from Barnet Council’s Planning Committee on 13 May 2020. Read more here.
Brent Cross West station construction is due to be completed in December 2022. We are working with all our rail partners to agree an opening date which will be announced later in the year.
You can see our programme of works, including planned out-of-hours working, on the pages below.