Why does Bradford need Northern Powerhouse Rail?
Wider connectivity and agglomeration benefits of infrastructure investment in Bradford could be similar to those delivered in Birmingham through the development of the £750m Birmingham New Street Station. Such benefits anticipated, based on our experience of the delivery of the Birmingham station development could include jobs, access to training, apprenticeship opportunities and ultimately the boosting of regional economic output.
Lisa Bowden Associate Director at Mace Group
Investing in the rail network, specifically via a Northern Powerhouse Rail station in Bradford city centre, will not only ease congestion on our roads but also better connect people to jobs, and businesses to their suppliers and customers.
Mike Regnier CEO of YBS
As the main airport connecting Yorkshire to the rest of the world and being only 11km from Bradford city centre, a fast, reliable and high capacity NPR connection to the city is key to the future economic prosperity of Bradford and the Airport.
Charles Johnson Head of Planning Development at Leeds Bradford Airport