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Building Brent Cross West

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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 Roa

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 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 commenced in Spring 2020 (following planning approval) and the full history of Brent Cross West can be read here. The station was built by VolkerFitzpatrick, and project managed by Mace. You can find out the story behind why we built the station here:


Ahead of the station opening, we gave a few sneak peeks by producing a ‘first look’ video:


Brent Cross West opened on Sunday 10 December 2023 and here’s how we celebrated:


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.