The Chamber is helping to step up the strong case for routing the high-speed trans-Pennine rail line through Bradford.
Bradford Chamber President, Andy Caton, is on today’s (Monday 31 Oct) front page and pages 2-3 of the Telegraph & Argus newspaper, extolling the virtues of bringing the line through the city, and is joined by a chorus of other stakeholder voices.
“A high-speed trans-Pennine rail link would bring the Northern Powerhouse concept to life. Many people are currently struggling to see anything other than a politician’s idea and soundbite, so there is strong business support and lobbying to get this project off the ground. To bring the line through Bradford would be a great success for the city. East-West connectivity remains as important for many businesses as North-South and, with the M62 often creaking at full capacity, a new line here would be widely welcomed. For Bradford, it would deliver an uplift in economic growth, create jobs, assist connectivity, boost investment and tourism, and there would also be wider benefits to the Leeds City Region. There is a good advocacy document that has been produced by the Council that sets out a strong case for routing the line through the city, so we hope that Transport for the North is thumbing through it just now.”
Read the full T&A article here.