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

Wider connectivity and agglomeration benefits of infrastructure investment in Bradford could be similar to those delivered in Birmingham through the development of the £750m Birmingham New Street Station. Such benefits anticipated, based on our experience of the delivery of the Birmingham station development could include jobs, access to training, apprenticeship opportunities and ultimately the boosting of regional economic output.

Lisa Bowden Associate Director at Mace Group

Linking Bradford and Leeds with Northern Powerhouse Rail will transform connectivity between two of the largest and fastest growing cities in the UK.

Cllr Judith Blake Leader of Leeds City Council

I have long been campaigning for greater investment in the North's transport infrastructure. I am championing the Next Stop Bradford campaign to help bring Northern Powerhouse Rail to Bradford city centre and ensure all people in Bradford, and my constituents across Shipley, are connected to the opportunities of the future.

Philip Davies Conservative MP for Shipley

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