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Edgware Road sign typo spotted at Brent Cross West station UK News

Brent Cross West railway station welcomed its first train when it finally opened to the public on Sunday, December 10.

The station, in Geron Way off the A5 Edgware Road, is located between Cricklewood and Hendon stations on the Midland Mainline.

And its location should have given one clue to the mistake, which many people new to London have made.

Yes, one sign pointing to the Edgware Road exit at the station is incorrectly spelt ‘Edgeware Road’.

Times Series: Edgware Road sign as 'Edgeware Road' in Brent Cross WestEdgware Road sign as ‘Edgeware Road’ in Brent Cross West (Image: BorisThe3rd / Reddit)

Photos of the error were shared on Reddit by u/BorisThe3rd, who pointed out that there is an extra ‘E’ on one sign, while another exit sign pointing to the same road elsewhere in the station is spelt correctly.

One user, u/LondonCycling, said: “I reckon this is quite a common typo a lot of people make (not that people making signs for railway stations should be making such typos).

“If I was new to the area and you asked me over the phone to meet at Edgware Road, I would definitely spell it Edgeware.”

Beside the sign sits Bruce the duck, the user’s partner’s disability support duck.

Times Series: The other Edgware Road sign, spelt correctlyThe other Edgware Road sign, spelt correctly (Image: BorisThe3rd)

When this paper told Govia Thameslink Railway, which runs the station, about the post, a spokesperson said: “We’ll look into how to get this rectified.”

Thameslink services connect the new station to central London, with journey times to St Pancras taking as little as 12 minutes.

At peak times, up to eight trains an hour pass through the station, providing links to Luton Airport and the Elizabeth line via Farringdon.

Passengers are served by six trains each way per hour during off-peak hours and weekends.

Times Series: Brent Cross West stationBrent Cross West station (Image: Joseph Reaidi)

Barnet Council secured £419 million of government funding from the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities to allow the project to be delivered.

It has been supported by Mace, which project managed the programme.

As well as delivering the 7,000sq ft station, hundreds of metres of tracks were reconfigured and new modern railway sidings delivered, to allow Brent Cross West to be built.

Teams navigated the complexities of working on a live railway, as well as challenges faced by the Covid-19 pandemic, which led to its delay from opening in 2022.

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This notice was published: 2024-01-09 15:43:09

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Times Series, The News from the London borough of Barnet, and Borehamwood & Elstree.

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