The countdown begins to the opening of London’s newest mainline station.

Brent Cross West Station has had its roofing completed to the concourse and overbridge area and the cladding panels are nearly all installed on the walls.

Now that the areas have become watertight, work has begun of fitting out the station offices, painting internal walls and installing lighting.

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The station is due to be completed in December 2022 and, once complete, it will be London’s newest mainline station in over a decade.

It is part of the housing and commercial development of the area that will provide access from Brent Cross Town to the rest of London and other areas.

It will have direct links to two international airports at Gatwick and Luton, and connections with Eurostar services from St Pancras.

Times Series: Steel frames have been fitted. Picture: BXC Regeneration ProgrammeSteel frames have been fitted. Picture: BXC Regeneration Programme

As the build develops, grey structural steelwork has been put in place in the western entrance of the building in Geron Way.

Internal concrete stairs have also been fitted to provide access from the western overbridge down to ground level.

This is also a significant project milestone, linking the new station to street level on the east and west sides of the railway for the first time.

Once the station opens the new overbridge will provide access to people living on both the east and west side of the tracks.

The bridge will also provide 24-hour access from the retail park to the new Claremont Park and retailers on the Brent Cross Town development.

Platforms have been completed with coping stones and tactile pavement now laid.

Times Series: An image of what the station will look like. Picture: BXC Regeneration ProgrammeAn image of what the station will look like. Picture: BXC Regeneration Programme

Importantly, the station has now had lifts installed for people of all abilities to use.

Roof glazing has also been put in place on the eastern side.

Over the coming months, the final touches to the western entrance of Brent Cross West station will be completed with a mix of glass and brick cladding which will be supported by a steel framing.

This new phase of construction also offers even more opportunities to support the local economy with jobs and skills.