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CG image of Brent Cross West exterior of station

Brent Cross West station, due to open in 2022, will be the first major new mainline station in London in over a decade. It will be positioned on the Midland Main Line between existing Hendon and Cricklewood stations enabling through journeys from Luton to Brighton.

It will take under 15 minutes to reach Kings Cross St Pancras, central London’s best-connected transport hub with direct rail access to Europe via Eurostar.

At peak times, there will be up to eight Thameslink passenger trains per hour linking to Kings Cross St Pancras. In another three minutes, passengers will arrive in Farringdon for Elizabeth Line services (Crossrail). There will also be direct connections to Luton and Gatwick airports.

It is expected that over 2 million journeys will be made by people from the station in its first full year of operation, rising to five million once the Brent Cross Cricklewood Regeneration is fully completed in 2031.

CG image of Brent Cross West interior of station

Work schedule


Work commences: Spring 2020 (following planning approval)

Contractors and contact details: VolkerFitzpatrick

Work includes:

  • Demolition of disused train storage shed.
  • Construction of new train station.
  • Construction of four platforms (two for stopping trains, two as emergency platforms for fast trains which need to stop).
  • Installation of new pedestrian footbridge with lift and escalator access.

Current works overview:
Following full planning permission being granted in the Spring, work would then commence with the demolition of a large disused train storage shed before main construction of the station  begins in the early to mid-summer.

Over Christmas, a set of railway points will be installed. Once completed, this will allow trains to enter the sidings from the north. These works require temporary closure of the site access road from Brent Terrace North, off Tilling Road. Therefore between 24-27 December the access gate next to 1 Brent Terrace will be in use once again for passenger cars and light vans. Once the work is complete, the gate will be shut, and diversion will cease. We have instructed all operatives to be considerate at this time.

Water main works will also be carried out at the south end of Brent Terrace from early January and will take four weeks. Thames Water do not anticipate any interruption in water supply but residents will be kept informed if this is required. Brent Terrace will remain accessible to traffic and pedestrians and notices will be posted of any proposed changes to parking on or use of the road.

Please see our programme of works including planned out-of-hours working from December to March here.