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

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

Bradford is a fantastic city in a multitude of ways. However it currently lacks the rail connectivity and speed that its size, heritage and cultural & economic potential merit. A Northern Powerhouse rail hub for Bradford is essential to both the district and the region's prosperity, sustainability and resilience.

Barry C Shipley

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