SIR - The trumpeting reports of the glee and anticipation by Bradford Council of a high speed rail line between Manchester and Leeds and beyond needs, in my view, to be adjacent large doses of salt.

There is nothing wrong with blowing the trumpet and pushing yourself forward if realistically something will happen. But to propose siting a new railway station when the rail line has not even been agreed or located seems optimism gone mad.

I hope such schemes do materialise but when money is already committed to a parallel existing route upgrade, as is the confirmed case, a new high speed line seems unlikely given the current economic situation.

Philip Crowther, Beckfield Road, Bingley