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 on the up with an economic and cultural regeneration happening right now. Investment in high speed rail links is needed so the city can continue to thrive.

Syima Aslam Co-Founder and Director of the Bradford Literature Festival

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 thriving Hub of resource for the North to assimilate, in its progress towards becoming a Powerhouse. This transport link is a vital connection to that resource: the time for action is now.

Bruce M Queensbury