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
Location Brent Cross
Local authority London Borough of Barnet
Managed by Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise holder
Owner Network Rail (assumed)
Number of platforms 5[1]
Accessible Yes
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WGS84 51°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
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Hendon   Thameslink