Midland Hotel, Bradford
Date & Time
9:30am October 29, 2019
5+ Professionals
450 Seats

About Rail: North October 2019

Dress Code: Business Wear

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



Our Speakers

Graham Botham

Graham Botham

Strategy and Planning Director (North), Network Rail
Tim Wood

Tim Wood

Rail Director (Northern Powerhouse)

Event Schedule


09.30 – 10.45 – Technical seminars. An opportunity for the supply chain to demonstrate innovation to NPR, Network Rail, HS2 etc

10.45 – 11.30 – pre event registration – tea, coffee, pastries, registration and networking
11.30 – 11.45 – Keynote Presentation – Tim Wood – confirmed
11.45 – 12.00 – Keynote Presentation – Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe/Kersten England confirmed
12.00 – 12.15 – Network Rail Representative - invited
12.15 – 12.30 – Headline Sponsor Address
12.30 – 13.15 – Lunch & Refreshments
13.30 – 14.15 – After Lunch Panel Debate and Q&A, featuring Tim, Wood, Bradford City Council, Network Rail
14.15 – 14.30 – Chair Closing Remarks