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Brent Cross West

Brent Cross West station is the first major new mainline station in London in over a decade

CG image of Brent Cross West exterior of station

Brent Cross West station is a fundamental part of the ambitious Brent Cross Cricklewood Regeneration Programme, and essential to the regeneration of the area. Brent Cross West opened Sunday 10 December 2023. 

The station provides a gateway to north London’s new park town, Brent Cross Town, with trains from central London taking as little as 12 minutes. There are also direct links to Luton international airport and connections with Eurostar services from St Pancras.

Plan your journey to and from Brent Cross West here.

The Brent Cross West rail project is not limited to a new station. A new overbridge gives 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.

CG image of Brent Cross West exterior of station

Other features include new sidings to replace a facility that dated back to the 1860s, and a new train drivers’ and staff centre which has been built by the sidings, with a crossing built for safe access.

Over 100 Barnet residents have been employed on the project, with 20% of the workforce from Barnet and neighbouring Brent and Camden boroughs. Offering new opportunities to local people from a range of backgrounds and through a range of routes has been a core ambition across the whole programme.

The new station and associated rail works have been funded as part of a £419 million government funding agreement which Barnet Council has secured through close collaboration with Central Government partners from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, 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.

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Read more about the history of the Brent Cross West project here.