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CG image of Brent Cross West exterior of station

Brent Cross West Thameslink 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 Mainline 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: Volker Fitzpatrick

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.

Work schedule

Work commences: Spring 2020 Contractors and contact details: Volker Fitzpatrick 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: Pending full planning permission being granted in the Spring, work will 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.