Up to three trains depart either Manchester Piccadilly or Manchester Victoria each hour throughout the day to Bradford Interchange. Many trains are direct, which are operated by Northern Rail from Manchester Victoria to Bradford Interchange with a journey time of just over 1 hour. The first train of the day departs Manchester Victoria just before 6:00 a.m. with trains continuing through to just before 11:30 p.m.
Manchester is one of the best known cities in the UK with a long sporting history as the home of top football, rugby and cricket clubs. A large number of cultural attractions are also on offer, which include some great theatres that welcome local and touring stage productions to their stages.
Bradford is well known as an industrial city, but is also recosnised as the UNESCO City of Film, with attractions including the National Media Museum. For keen shoppers, the Kirkgate Shopping Centre is the main retail park with a mixture of nationally recognised shops and a number of local, independent stores.