Work is continuing to make way for a new railway station on the Midland Main Line, Brent Cross West.
One of the many Network Rail projects this Easter, track between Hampstead and Mill Hill Broadway was lifted and moved as part of the remodelling required for the new station.
Brent Cross West railway station is expected to open next year.
Further work on the £40m project will be taking place on the next two May Bank Holidays and will allow the connection of one of the new platforms to be built between Hendon and Cricklewood.
Rail replacement buses will be in operation on Saturday 1, Sunday 2, and Monday 3 May. They will be replacing Thameslink services between West Hampstead and Mill Hill Broadway.
Details for replacement buses on Saturday 29, Sunday 30 and Monday 31 May will be released shortly.
A reduced and revised service is expected to run on East Midlands Railway trains. Services between Corby and London will only run between Kettering and Corby, with buses replacing trains on Sunday.
The new railway station, Brent Cross West is part of Barnet Council’s, Brent Cross Cricklewood regeneration programme, which includes new homes, commercial, retail and leisure space along with a new town centre.
Gary Walsh, Route Director for Network Rail’s East Midlands Route, said: “We made major progress on work to lift and move the redesigned track over Easter, which will eventually connect passengers at the new Brent Cross West station along the Midland Main Line.”
“We’ve carefully planned the project to minimise disruption to services as much as possible, but these key parts of the work can only be done safely when there are no trains in the area. We want to thank people for their patience whilst these vital upgrades are carried out.”
Jenny Saunders, Customer Services Director for Thameslink, said: “Brent Cross West will be a vital addition to the Thameslink network for the area’s fast-growing population and the expanding shopping centre. If you do need to travel during either May Bank Holiday weekend, thank you for your patience while this work is under way. Please check a journey planner for the replacement bus options, and allow extra time. And please remember to wear a face covering on public transport, wash your hands and keep your distance.”
Neil Grabham, Customer Services Director for EMR said: “For any passengers who are planning on travelling over the May Bank Holiday weekends, please allow extra time for your journey, as we are running a reduced timetable on our EMR Intercity route. Full details can be found on the EMR website.”
“We would like to thank passengers for their patience whilst this engineering work takes place.”
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