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

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

I travel by train occasionally especially to Bradford, Leeds, Manchester and London. My preference is still to travel by car. If the rail network was improved I would use it much more frequently to commute, for leisure and retail.

Darren S Bingley

Bradford is right in the heart of the country. The connection to the city of Bradford will enable faster and better access to trade, industry and employment. It will bring people to our family friendly city with so much to offer in entertainment, dining and events, in addition to being the gateway to the beauty of the district such as Saltaire, Ilkley and the Yorkshire Dales.

Clare A Ilkley