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

Having personally worked in Bradford in the past, including on the redevelopment of Forster Square, I recognise the huge impact – both economic and psychological – that transport investment of this scale would have on the city. As a global employer working across the Northern Powerhouse, Mace fully supports Bradford’s vision to secure a Northern Powerhouse Rail station in its city centre. We must make sure this vital opportunity is not missed if the economic benefits for Bradford and agglomeration benefits for the wider North are to be realised.

Jason Millett COO for Consultancy at Mace Group

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

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

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