Bradford Council have developed their 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. With a key focus on skills and education and unlocking growth at the Southern Gateway to the city, the NPR Growth Strategy sets out the opportunities that are being sought as part of the campaign to bring Northern Powerhouse Rail to the whole of the North and specifically to Bradford.
Plans for Bradford include:
- A new line linking Leeds and Manchester via Bradford, including the option for a Bradford city centre station
- Bradford station re-modernisation programme
- New residential and commercial developments and improved local infrastructure, delivered with a partnership-led approach.
“The great city of Bradford, a jewel in our Northern crown, will feel the transformational economic benefits of Northern Powerhouse Rail with world class capacity and connectivity that the population and local businesses has deserved, but never had.” NPR Rail Director, Tim Wood.