NORTHERN Powerhouse Rail envisions a high- speed rail line through “central” Bradford. Calder Valley line trains would also use the station, no longer having to reverse and do the final leg Bradford-Leeds in ten minutes or less. In March Bradford council revealed a proposal to build the station on the site of council-owned St James’s market. This would be in the middle of a new southern gateway development – but outside the present inner ring road probably a 10 minute walk from today’s city-centre “gateway” at Hall Ings, another five minutes or so from the media museum, Alhambra theatre and markets area.
You could stay on the train and be in Leeds quicker!
In our response to the WY strategy HADRAG, and other groups including Yorkshire Railfuture, have marked this as a serious concern.