Northern Powerhouse Rail Growth Strategy

Bradford Council has released its Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) Growth Strategy which sets out the ambitions to transform the economy through a new high-speed rail connection in the city centre that will better connect the UK’s youngest city to the opportunities of the future.

Why does Bradford need Northern Powerhouse Rail?

Supporters' Messages

A Northern Powerhouse Rail station in Bradford city centre is not just about faster, more efficient trains and better connectivity - this investment has the potential to act as a catalyst for further regeneration in our city centre. I am supporting Next Stop Bradford to ensure Bradford makes the most of this opportunity and secures an even better future for all our residents and businesses.

Cllr Simon Cooke Leader of Bradford Conservative 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

It is time for Bradford to be treated as the big city that it is, and as a vital part of the Northern Powerhouse. It is by a long way the largest city not currently on the proposed network, and bigger than some cities on it. Not only would a city centre station benefit Bradford, but the whole region.

Peter B Horsforth

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