THERE is a “compelling case” for a high-speed rail station to be built in Bradford, a study by a global consultancy firm has found.

The Government has yet to decide whether to include Bradford on its planned east-west Northern Powerhouse Rail line from Manchester to Leeds, but the report by Arup provides a dossier of evidence about why it should do so.

The new high-speed line would form part of a Northern Powerhouse Rail network linking the North’s six ‘core cities’ of Leeds, Hull, Newcastle, Manchester, Liverpool and Sheffield through a mixture of high-speed lines and more traditional upgrades.

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