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

Siting a Northern Powerhouse Rail station in Bradford city centre makes sense not only for this city – putting, as it does, Bradford back on the main line – but for West Yorkshire generally.

Andy Caton Vice Chairman of the West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce Board

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

Placing Bradford, which is in population terms Britain’s youngest city, on the Northern Powerhouse Rail route is vital to unlock our future workforce for Manchester as well as create a conjoined City Centre for Leeds and Bradford.  I personally will be working hard to support the leader of the Council Cllr Susan Hinchliffe, her Chief Executive Kersten England and West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce as part of Next Stop Bradford campaign to secure a city centre station from Government.

Henri Murison Director of The Northern Powerhouse Partnership

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