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 fighting its way back to be a first class city again.  It must not be passed by and therefore it is essential that it is included in the rail link.

Barbara W Wirral

Placing Bradford, which is in population terms Britain’s youngest city, on the Northern Powerhouse Rail route is vital to unlock our future workforce for Manchester as well as create a conjoined City Centre for Leeds and Bradford.  I personally will be working hard to support the leader of the Council Cllr Susan Hinchliffe, her Chief Executive Kersten England and West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce as part of Next Stop Bradford campaign to secure a city centre station from Government.

Henri Murison Director of The Northern Powerhouse Partnership

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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