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

On behalf of Bradford Civic Society, I'm delighted to pledge my support for the Next Stop Bradford campaign. Bradford is young, ambitious and hungry for growth so is the perfect location for a Northern Powerhouse Rail station that will transform the face of our city centre and improve economic prospects for the whole district. We're already at the heart of the country, now let's be at the heart of a new and vibrant east to west rail network too.

Si Cunningham Chairman of the Civic Society

Bradford needs to have a stronger connection with the rest of the world, bringing the Northern Powerhouse Rail station to our city centre would be a great step in the right direction. It will show we are open for business and the begining of a fantastic journey for the North.

Cain L Shipley