THERE is a “compelling case” for a high-speed rail station to be built in Bradford, a study by a global consultancy firm has found.
The report says that more traditional rail improvements in Bradford are significantly harder to achieve because of “a combination of short platform lengths and the fact that both city centre stations are termini”.
He said: "Any proposal that would try to keep Bradford off the network falls at many hurdles.
"We are a bigger city than many other cities on the network, as well as those aspiring to be on it." Mr Vasey said a station in Bradford would also provide a crucial link with the existing Airedale and Calder Valley rail lines, whereas "at the moment Bradford has got two dead-end stations".
That's according to Bradford Council's executive member for transport, Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw.
Earlier this year, business leaders joined forces with the Council and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority to begin Next Stop Bradford, a campaign to get a high-speed station built in the city centre.