Bradford will benefit from IRP, says Minister


The current Bradford to Manchester link: Northern’s Nos 195011/020 pass Newton Heath depot on the outskirts of Manchester with the 12.12 Leeds to Manchester Victoria service on 28 March 2022.
Tom McAtee

TRANSPORT MINISTER Andrew Stephenson told the House of Commons Transport Committee on 23 March that the decision to invest in a mass transit system for West Yorkshire would deliver more local benefits than building a new railway from Bradford to Manchester. He was speaking at the evidence session for the Transport Committee’s inquiry into the Integrated Rail Plan.

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