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

Investing in Bradford’s transport system through NPR, will help to transform the North’s economy. The opportunity must not be missed.

Sandy Needham Chief Executive of West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce

Investing in the rail network, specifically via a Northern Powerhouse Rail station in Bradford city centre, will not only ease congestion on our roads but also better connect people to jobs, and businesses to their suppliers and customers.

Mike Regnier CEO of YBS

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