The Department for Transport has signed off £9.5 million of government funding to deliver two railway stations at Apperley Bridge and Kirkstall Forge on the railway line between Leeds and Shipley. The two railway stations are being delivered as part of the £15.9 million Leeds Rail Growth scheme. Apperley Bridge will provide a Park and Ride for Leeds and Bradford, whilst Kirkstall Forge will provide access to the Kirkstall Forge Development Site. The announcement grants full approval to the scheme which is promoted by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, allowing work to begin. Works will commence in July, with completion expected by August 2015.