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

A Northern Powerhouse Rail station in Bradford city centre is not just about faster, more efficient trains and better connectivity - this investment has the potential to act as a catalyst for further regeneration in our city centre. I am supporting Next Stop Bradford to ensure Bradford makes the most of this opportunity and secures an even better future for all our residents and businesses.

Cllr Simon Cooke Leader of Bradford Conservative Group

As a country we must take positive practical steps to bring together the North and South and older and younger people. Bradford, as the 5th largest City in England and as the City with the youngest age profile, has an essential role to play in this process and connecting it to the Northern Powerhouse development is critical in achieving this role.

Chris H South Cambridge

HS3 rail investment is key to the future prosperity of Bradford and to the District that surrounds it, not only for businesses and commuters within Bradford, but also for the tourist industry and those visiting the historic locations and beautiful Dales scenery that comprise this wonderful part of the North.

Cllr Gerry Barker Conservative Councillor for Wharfedale

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