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 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

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 hard evidence is stacking up in favour of a city centre station and this is supported by businesses and people in the community who agree there is a vital demand for this investment in East to West connectivity.

Judith Cummins MP MP for Bradford South

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