This week, London witnessed a significant development in the construction of its newest mainline station as the external signs were installed at Brent Cross West.
Situated on the Midland Main Line between Cricklewood and Hendon, this station is set to revolutionize travel for passengers, offering a swift connection to central London in as little as 12 minutes. Thameslink services are expected to commence operations from autumn this year.
Brent Cross West station is a vital component of the ambitious Brent Cross Cricklewood Regeneration Programme, the largest redevelopment and growth initiative ever undertaken by the Council.
It will also serve as the gateway to the newly formed Brent Cross Town, which aims to bring 25,000 jobs and 6,700 new homes to the area while striving to achieve net zero emissions by 2030.
Councillor Barry Rawlings, Leader of Barnet Council, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “The new Brent Cross West station is fundamental to our plans to transform the local area, creating thousands of new jobs and much-needed new housing.”
In addition to its role in the area’s economic revitalization, the station aligns with Barnet’s commitment to address the climate emergency. The design incorporates provisions for bike storage and excellent bus and cycle links to the surrounding areas.
At the moment, a new transport interchange is currently under construction, with three proposed bus routes scheduled to stop directly outside the station.
Councillor Alan Schneiderman, Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change, and Cricklewood Ward Member, emphasised the station’s importance in Barnet’s journey towards becoming a net zero borough. He stated, “The new station at Brent Cross West is important in helping to achieve this by improving public transport options and offering an environmentally friendly way to connect across the borough and the capital.”
The ongoing works at Brent Cross West station have already provided employment opportunities for over a hundred Barnet residents, with 20% of the workforce hailing from the local area.
This commitment to the community aligns with Barnet’s objective to provide new opportunities, including apprenticeships and Kickstarter roles, for its residents.
The Brent Cross West station program is being spearheaded by Barnet Council, constructed by VolkerFitzpatrick, and project managed by Mace, with Network Rail serving as a key program partner.
To stay updated on the latest news regarding the project and sign up for regular updates, interested individuals can visit https://transformingbx.co.uk/transformation/brent-cross-west.
This website will provide the community with crucial information as Brent Cross West station progresses towards its grand opening.