The Anonymous Widower

Work Has Started At Brent Cross West Station

I was alerted to the fact that work had started at Brent Cross West station by this article on Rail Advent.

The article didn’t say much, except that work had started, track had been moved to allow construction of the £40 million station and the station should open next year.

So I went and had a look.

I took these pictures from a Thameslink train going North through the station site.

I was sitting on the right-hand side of the train and looking to the East.

I then changed trains at Mill Hill Broadway station and took a few more pictures going South.

Again, I was sitting on the right-hand side of the train, but this time looking West.

This Google Map shows the area.


  1. The map was probably created a few months ago.
  2. There is still a shed from the Cricklewood TMD still standing, which I didn’t see.
  3. The Brent Cross Flyover can be clearly seen in the images and the map.

Work underway includes.

  • Creation of the new track layout.
  • Building of two wide platforms either side of the tracks i was on.
  • The width of the platforms may indicate island platforms.
  • Building a temporary footbridge, so workers can cross the tracks.
  • There appear to be a support installed for the station footbridge.

One impression, I got today, is that it is a large site and this may enable the building of a relatively simple station.


April 12, 2021 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , ,


  1. Network Rail issued the following press release regarding construction of Brent Cross West Station with details of bank holiday closures during May bank holidays. See link below-

    Comment by Melvyn | April 12, 2021 | Reply

    • Thanks!

      Comment by AnonW | April 12, 2021 | Reply

  2. Seems Geoff Marshall has made a new video for Brent Cross Station see link below-

    Comment by Melvyn | April 12, 2021 | Reply

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