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Yorkshire Building Society backs calls for improving Bradford city centre rail links

18 April 2018

Yorkshire Building Society has backed calls to improve rail connectivity across the Northern Powerhouse by including a city centre stop for Bradford on a proposed new faster transpennine line.

In its response to the Transport for the North’s (TfN) Draft Strategic Transport Plan consultation, the Society urged TfN and the Government to be ambitious for Bradford by supporting a city centre stop on the proposed new Northern Powerhouse Manchester to Leeds transpennine line.

As one of the region’s largest employers with offices in both Bradford and Leeds and a UK-wide high street network, the mortgages and savings provider recognises better-connected city centres would optimise benefits to the district as a whole and has joined Bradford Council’s calls for a city centre stop.

The Society, which has been based in West Yorkshire for more than 150 years, believes the better connectivity would make it easier to attract talent from further afield to Bradford, helping the Society and the region to grow.

Mike Regnier, Chief Executive of Yorkshire Building Society, said:

We’re pleased to back this ambitious plan for the future of transport in the North, including a new railway station in the Bradford.
We’re very positive about the future of the city, and we want to see Transport for the North and the Government back its potential and aspirations by recognising the need for a new station in the city centre.

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