Bradford Breakthrough calls for early decision on rail link to the airport

Bradford Breakthrough – the group representing Bradford’s leading private and public sector businesses – is calling for faster progress on plans to establish a rail link to Leeds-Bradford International Airport.

Bradford Breakthrough members have identified a rail link to the airport as one of their three key strategic priorities for the coming year. The group believes that the recent establishment of a £1bn transport infrastructure fund for West Yorkshire provides an opportunity to bring forward plans for the rail link.

The Chief Executive of Bradford Breakthrough, Colin Philpott, said “Other competitor cities like Manchester and Newcastle have much speedier and easier links to their local airports. It is vital for businesses and for local people in Bradford and other parts of West Yorkshire to be able to access their airport by rail. It is also important that Bradford specifically benefits from any rail link”.

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