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

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 deserves a strong rail network to the rest of the country to showcase the hidden gems that the region has to offer, and to increase the profile of this unique and wonderful part of the country. It is also essential to attract businesses, students and visitors to the region in the numbers it deserves.

Anneliese F Wakefield

A city centre station and through service will be transformational for Bradford and has the ability to be a powerful contributor to the economic future and social well being of the city, the district and the wider region. A once in a lifetime opportunity that should not be lost.

Gerald Jennings Chairman of the West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce

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