The new station at Apperley Bridge, between Leeds and Bradford Forster Square, is set to open at the end of this month, and will be immediately served by a half-hourly service between those two cities. The other new station on the same line - Kirkstall Forge - is now due to open next January.
The proposal for Apperley Bridge was first mooted in 1999. By 2009, the re-opening was anticipated for 2012. Although funding was first agreed in September 2009, the coalition government did not finally approve the programme until May 2014.
Meanwhile, construction of the long-delayed Low Moor station, to the south of Bradford Interchange, started towards the end of August.
Low Moor is due to open next spring, and will initially have just one train an hour each way, on the Huddersfield-Halifax-Bradford-Leeds service. Grand Central has applied to add a call there on its four-a-day Bradford-London King’s Cross services.