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 a country we must take positive practical steps to bring together the North and South and older and younger people. Bradford, as the 5th largest City in England and as the City with the youngest age profile, has an essential role to play in this process and connecting it to the Northern Powerhouse development is critical in achieving this role.

Chris H South Cambridge

The strong message we will continue to voice is that the north simply cannot be successful without Bradford being successful and the time to invest is now.

Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe Leader of Bradford Council

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

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