A bus service has been rerouted to serve a new railway station.

From this Saturday (February 1), the route 189 bus between Brent Cross Shopping Centre and Marble Arch will stop at the new Brent Cross West Station, which opened on December 10. 

The service will now stop outside the eastern entrance of Brent Cross West station following the opening of new roads within the development.

All buses will continue to serve the same stops, including Kilburn, St John's Wood and Oxford Street.

But the 189 will take a new route from Claremont Road in Cricklewood, down Parkview Avenue and Arbour Street, before turning back following the same roads to rejoin Claremont Road, Transport for London (TfL) said. 

The change means there will be a direct bus link for passengers wanting to travel between Brent Cross West station and Brent Cross Shopping Centre, making it more convenient those travelling to work or shops.  

There is no change to the frequency of route 189, with buses continuing to run every ten minutes during the daytime on Monday to Saturdays, every 12 minutes during the evening, and all day on Sundays. 

The route is a 24-hour service and buses will continue to run every 30 minutes on all nights of the week.

It will complement the 24-hour train service at Brent Cross West station that runs six nights per week, subject to any engineering work. Train journeys can be checked on the Thameslink website.

Trains serve Luton Airport Parkway and link to the Eurostar at St Pancras, with journeys into central London taking as little as 12 minutes. 

Cllr Anne Clarke, Barnet Council's cabinet member for community wealth building, and Cricklewood ward councillor, said: “The 189 is one of London’s most iconic routes, the 24-hour service connects Brent Cross Shopping Centre to West Hampstead, Kilburn, Abbey Road where the Beatles famously crossed, and Selfridges."

Geoff Hobbs, TfL’s director of public transport service planning, said: “We aim to always offer affordable and sustainable public transport options where possible.

"We will continue our work to improve public transport for people in the local area and beyond.”