A teenager from St Albans is preparing to open Britain's newest railway station.

18-year-old Justin Nathan joined Thameslink earlier this year, and will be part of the team opening the new Brent Cross West station to the public on Sunday, December 10.

Justin, who will be a revenue control officer, is looking forward to meeting customers at the four-platform station, between Cricklewood and Hendon in northwest London.

Herts Advertiser: Justin with his Thameslink colleagues ahead of the Brent Cross West opening.Justin with his Thameslink colleagues ahead of the Brent Cross West opening. (Image: Thameslink)

He said: “For as long as I can remember, I’ve always seen myself working in the railway. While I was at college, I started looking at jobs in the industry and saw there was an opportunity to work at the new Brent Cross West station.

"Growing up, the railway is something I used daily, which has enabled me to become very familiar with the routes, so I applied hoping for the best and was grateful to be taken on board.


“I started my training at Thameslink a week after my 18th birthday and it’s fantastic having the opportunity to be part of the new Brent Cross West team, because all of us are new to the railway which means we can progress together.”

Justin explained that he thinks the Brent Cross West will bring a boost to the local community: “Once the station opens, there will be up to eight Thameslink trains every hour in peak times, helping people travel from north London to central London in just 12 minutes.

"This is the first Thameslink station that’s opened in more than a decade and I’m really excited to be part of this milestone moment.”