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

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

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