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 is on the up with an economic and cultural regeneration happening right now. Investment in high speed rail links is needed so the city can continue to thrive.

Syima Aslam Co-Founder and Director of the Bradford Literature Festival

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

The strong message we will continue to voice is that the north simply cannot be successful without Bradford being successful and the time to invest is now.

Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe Leader of Bradford Council