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

It's important that the fourth largest metropolitan district in the country is connected to the rest of the country.

Gerry Sutcliffe Former Bradford MP

I work in Bradford and see the daily problems with transport that commuters in and out of the City face. Improved transport infrastructure will allow a more efficient and effective movement of people and skills between Bradford and other towns and cities.

Chris C Calderdale

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