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

Bradford needs to have a stronger connection with the rest of the world, bringing the Northern Powerhouse Rail station to our city centre would be a great step in the right direction. It will show we are open for business and the begining of a fantastic journey for the North.

Cain L Shipley

Siting a Northern Powerhouse Rail station in Bradford city centre makes sense not only for this city – putting, as it does, Bradford back on the main line – but for West Yorkshire generally.

Andy Caton Vice Chairman of the West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce Board

This will open up opportunities for young people from across the north to explore the cultural heritage of each others' regions, as well as promoting economic opportunity.

Lucy H Shipley