Bradford commuters call the government’s Integrated Rail Plan a “scandalous” plan that leaves the city “always deprived.”

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Commuters in Bradford call the government’s Integrated Rail Plan “scandalous” and say the city is “always left deprived.”

‘If we were in the South instead of the North, we’d have everything we needed.’

A man selling handbags and purses is trying to cheer up disgruntled commuters on the concourse outside Bradford Interchange, which is guarded by a pub sign depicting a moody Queen Victoria.

“To be happy, you have to do your best,” he says to a crutch-wielding man.

Every day for 36 years, the handbag salesman has watched rail passengers come and go from his tiny cabin set in a concrete wall, and he admits he is unsurprised that the Yorkshire city has been left out of the Government’s Integrated Rail Plan.

“I knew it was too good to be true that we’d get what we needed,” he says, adding that he prefers to “stay in the background” and does not want to give his name.

“They believe they have us fooled.”

The average person, on the other hand, is aware of the cost of milk and eggs.

We’ve figured out what’s going on.”

Passengers on their way to Leeds and Manchester from the train station are aware of the situation.

However, they are in no hurry to stop as they rush towards the platforms.

They can only shout over their shoulders when asked what they think of the government’s slashed rail plan.

“It’s scandalous,” one woman exclaims.

Another person says, “It’s ridiculous.”

“I’d be surprised if we get the money,” adds a man in a smart suit with a pocket watch who is waiting for his taxi.

“Bradford is always bereft.”

Bradford was supposed to get a new city center rail station near St James’s market as part of the Northern Powerhouse rail plans, which were supposed to unlock regeneration on the same scale and scale as London’s Olympic Park.

Bradford’s economy was expected to grow by nearly £30 billion over the next ten years, bringing 6.7 million new residents and 27,000 new jobs.

A new line would have reduced travel time to Leeds to 10 minutes and Manchester to 22 minutes.

However, Bradford is not included in the government’s Integrated Rail Plan, which does not include a new line or city center station.

The Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, has stated that Bradford to Leeds will still be reduced to 12 minutes.

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UK news summary from Infosurhoy.

Bradford commuters describe the government’s Integrated Rail Plan as “scandalous” and claim that the city is “always left deprived.”

Bradford commuters brand Government’s Integrated Rail Plan ‘scandalous’ and say city is ‘always left deprived’

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