Northern Powerhouse Rail could bring £15bn benefits to Bradford Interchange

PROPOSALS to transform Bradford’s city centre transport interchange as part of the Northern Powerhouse Rail project could boost the city’s economy by £15billion, according to economic analyst GENECON.

A redeveloped rail/road interchange could also help to boost the economy of the Leeds City Region by up to £15bn by 2060, if Bradford becomes part of the new high-speed, east-west rail link.

An artist’s impression of the proposed new transport interchange in Bradford city centre. GENECON

The research was commissioned by Bradford Council to help support its campaign to secure a city centre station on NPR and make the case to Government and Transport for the North.

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It has analysed how improved high-speed connectivity could be the catalyst for wider
city-centre regeneration.

A decision is expected on the preferred rail route by the end of the year.

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