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The New Station

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CG image of Brent Cross West exterior of station

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

Positioned on the Midland Main Line between existing Hendon and Cricklewood stations, it takes as little as 12 minutes for passengers to connect from King’s Cross St Pancras to Brent Cross West.

At peak times, there are up to eight Thameslink passenger trains per hour. There are also direct connections to Farringdon for Elizabeth Line services (Crossrail) and to Luton airport.

The four-platform station covers around 7,000 square metres, with the eastern entrance a gateway to the new park town Brent Cross Town, and the western entrance leading to Staples Corner Retail Park  and Edgware Road.

The station provides residents and visitors with a more environmentally friendly travel option, and there is bike storage, with good cycle links to the surrounding area. A new transport interchange is also available, with the 316 bus currently extended to stop at Brent Cross West’s western entrance, and the 189 bus stopping outside the eastern entrance.

Brent Cross West has step-free access from street level to the platforms from both the eastern and western entrances.

The new overbridge provides 24-hour access to residents living on both the east and west side of the tracks, from Staples Corner retail park to Brent Cross Town.


CG image of Brent Cross West interior of station

The eastern entrance of Brent Cross West station

Brent Cross West has step-free access from street level to the platforms from both the eastern and western entrances. Brent Cross West station will be able to accommodate the planned West London Orbital (WLO) line in future, which will provide additional cross-London services, and potential links to the HS2 line to Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds.

The station’s eastern entrance is an ambitious and visually stunning project which has sustainability and environmental innovations at the heart of its design. The building features a roof canopy of glazed panels resting on timber columns, vines connected to ground floor planters by a wire trellis system, and ornamental trees in the entranceway.

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Work schedule

Work commenced: Spring 2020 (following planning approval)

Contractors and contact details: VolkerFitzpatrick

Working hours:  Our standard working hours on the project are Monday to Saturday 8am to 9pm and, where consented, Sundays 8am to 5pm.

However, as the main construction work is complete, we don’t expect any works to be particularly noisy. On any occasion when works might cause disruption, we email our local distribution list. To be included please contact: TransformingBX@Barnet.gov.uk

Current works update:

  • Our construction partners VolkerFitzpatick are in the final stages of building Brent Cross West, with minor works expected to continue over the coming weeks.
  • There are much fewer staff on site and we don’t expect you to be disrupted by noisy works. From time-to-time, Network Rail will carry out track maintenance and they
    will contact you directly before works take place.
  • Finishing touches such as planting trees, hedges and plants will be put in place right before station opening.
  • You’ll find the latest images, and drone footage of the station construction on our news pages.

Please see our latest construction update here.

Station opening:

  • Brent Cross West opened on Sunday 10 December 2023.
  • We thank you for your patience over the last few years while we built this new station. With over 100 Barnet residents employed on the project, we hope the station will provide a positive legacy for the community, providing a new more sustainable way to travel in and out of the area.