Brent Cross West railway station

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Brent Cross West National Rail
Brent Cross West is located in Greater London
Brent Cross West
Brent Cross West
Location of Brent Cross West in Greater London
LocationBrent Cross
Local authorityLondon Borough of Barnet
Managed byThameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise holder
OwnerNetwork Rail (assumed)
Number of platforms5[1]
AccessibleYes
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WGS8451°34′07″N 0°13′37″W / 51.5687°N 0.2269°W / 51.5687; -0.2269Coordinates: 51°34′07″N 0°13′37″W / 51.5687°N 0.2269°W / 51.5687; -0.2269
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Brent Cross West[2] formerly Brent Cross South[3] / Thameslink / Parkway[4] is a planned railway station on the Thameslink route on the Midland Main Line. It will serve Brent Cross and the northern parts of Cricklewood and Dollis Hill areas of north London and the proposal is part of the Brent Cross Cricklewood development, which also sees an investment to Cricklewood station further down the line.[5] The station is set for opening in 2022.[2]

The planned site[edit]

The station is planned to be on the current Cricklewood TMD (traction maintenance depot) which is used by East Midlands Trains and Thameslink. The depot would be moved slightly south onto a bigger site.[6]

Cricklewood station[edit]

Cricklewood station is south of the planned station, and the developers of the Brent Cross Cricklewood development are planning to upgrade that station as well[5] which they say would not happen if Cricklewood station were to close.[7] Because of the proposed station, Cricklewood station platforms are not being extended to 12 carriage length, under the Thameslink Programme.[8]

Brent Cross Cricklewood development[edit]

Outline planning permission is for Brent Cross Cricklewood, a 14,000,000 square feet (1.3 km2) development of a new town centre in Brent Cross. The plan includes the new station and expanding jobs by around 27,000 and building 7,500 homes, expanding Brent Cross Shopping Centre a new hotel, cinema, a new bus station and new roads.[9]

Light rail interchange[edit]

Under the proposal for the North and West London Light Railway, Brent Cross Thameslink station would be an interchange with Light Rail services to Harlesden and Brent Cross underground station.[9]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
  Potential service  
Hendon   Thameslink
Thameslink
  Cricklewood

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brent Cross Cricklewood: New train station Archived 15 July 2013 at the Wayback Machine. Accessed 26 July 2013
  2. ^ a b "New Thameslink station to be named Brent Cross West - barnet.gov.uk". barnet.gov.uk. Retrieved 2018-02-28.
  3. ^ "Welcome to the first update on Brent Cross South" (PDF). Brent Cross South. July 2016. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  4. ^ APTU Newsletter Saturday 20 September 2014
  5. ^ a b Brent Cross Cricklewood: The benefits Archived 8 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Accessed 20 December 2010
  6. ^ Brent Cross Crickelwood: Transport Archived 29 March 2010 at the Wayback Machine. Accessed 20 December 2010
  7. ^ Brent Cross Cricklewood: Myths about the project Archived 8 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Accessed 20 December 2010
  8. ^ Thameslink Programme: FAQs - Why aren't Kentish Town and Cricklewood platforms being extended? Archived 6 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ a b Brent Cross: Better Transport Archived 6 August 2010 at the Wayback Machine.