The new Thameslink station being built at Brent Cross West gained the second section of its large overbridge a couple of weeks ago.

Brent Cross West station is a new Thameslink station being built about halfway between Cricklewood and Hendon stations and is tied in with a large housing development taking place in the area.

The bridge will not only give passengers access to the station but will also be a public route across the Midland Main Line in this area for the first time since the railway was built 150 years ago.

(C) Volker Fitzpatrick

The bridge was fabricated off-site, 150 miles away in Doncaster, before being delivered in sections to the station. The first half was assembled in April before being lifted into place over the Mayday bank holiday using a 750-ton mobile crane. Over the last month, the process has been repeated for the western half, being assembled in the nearby retail park.

The station is due to open in December 2022.

There will also be major works at the station over the August Bank Holiday weekend, as teams will continue with work to reconfigure the track layout and improve the signalling system.

For this work to take place, no East Midlands Railway trains will run between Luton and London St Pancras International over the Bank Holiday weekend, and Thameslink services will terminate at Mill Hill Broadway.


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  1. Ramon Prasad says:

    Evidently being built to give mainline passengers access into BrentCross Shopping Centre. But Northern line passengers arriving at Brent Cross find they have to risk life and limb so scramble over the motorway intersection flyover, specially designed to destroy Northern Line passengers.

    If mainline passengers are entitled to a dedicated walkway to the shopping centre then surely Northern line passengers are entitled to the same facility. We cannot afford to lose too many passengers from the Northern Line on their way to shop at Brent Cross.

    • ianVisits says:

      It’s being built to give people living at the huge new housing development access to public transport.

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