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

Bradford is a fantastic city in a multitude of ways. However it currently lacks the rail connectivity and speed that its size, heritage and cultural & economic potential merit. A Northern Powerhouse rail hub for Bradford is essential to both the district and the region's prosperity, sustainability and resilience.

Barry C Shipley

Bradford is right in the heart of the country. The connection to the city of Bradford will enable faster and better access to trade, industry and employment. It will bring people to our family friendly city with so much to offer in entertainment, dining and events, in addition to being the gateway to the beauty of the district such as Saltaire, Ilkley and the Yorkshire Dales.

Clare A Ilkley