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The new Brent Cross station is due to open in 2022 UK News

A new £40million station near Brent Cross shopping center is due to open by the end of this year.

Brent Cross West, which will be London’s first new mainline station to open in the last decade, is on track to officially open in December 2022.

The station, which will have four platforms and a connecting bridge, is part of a wider £419million regeneration program for the area known as Brent Cross South.

When completed, the station is expected to serve two million people in its first year, with that figure expected to rise to around five million a year once the wider Brent Cross project is completed in 2031.

Located on the Thameslink line, passengers will be able to get to Kings Cross St Pancras station in 12 minutes, with direct services also to Luton and Gatwick airports.

The station received support in 2020 from Barnet Council, which said work was “progressing well”. Steel beams are expected to be added to the concourse roof in April, with work on the new walkway due to begin in May.

The council said it was “an ambitious and visually stunning project that puts sustainability and environmental innovations at the heart of its design”.

He added: “The completed building will feature a roof canopy of glazed panels resting on wooden columns, vines connected to ground floor planters by a wire mesh system, and ornamental trees in the entryway.”

Local politicians said the station will help revitalize an area that needed investment and will impact residents of Barnet, as well as those of the nearby towns of Brent and Camden.

According to Barnet Council, at least 20% of all those working on the project will come from these three boroughs.

The wider regeneration program has been described as ‘one of the most ambitious in Europe’ and is expected to deliver a new town center in Brent Cross, along with 6,700 additional homes, new parks, schools and medical practices .

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This notice was published: 2022-03-18 15:50:03

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