There are a number of proposed of railway stations in Yorkshire. If you want to find the latest news about proposed railway stations and lines in Yorkshire click here.
There are two possible options being considered for a railway station serving Doncaster-Sheffield Airport. Historically, the proposal has been to open a railway station between Doncaster and Gainsborough, serving it with an enhanced shuttle service. Recent proposals have included diverting the East Coast Mainline (ECML) so that it passes closer to the airport. This would enable trains to London to serve the airport. A bid to the New Stations Fund round 2 was made.
Located north of Outwood, two sites were considered in stage 2 of the New Stations Study. One site was ruled out because of construction issues involved with existing rail infrastructure. The second site had fewer issues but there were concerns that there would be challenges delivering a half hourly service.
When initially proposed, the location of this station was not clear with proposals including a Park and Ride in the Micklefield area. It is now expected that the station will be located east of Cross Gates railway station on the Leeds-Selby/York railway line at Thorpe Park.
Located west of Brighouse on the railway line that gained regular passenger services in 2000, Elland has been a proposal since before the line reopened. Recent developments have accelerated the likely delivery of this station, with an expectation that it could open in 2022.
Flaxby Moor Park and Ride
Located east of Knaresborough, this proposal is backed by tbe local chamber of commerce and developers
Located west of Huddersfield, this proposal was ruled out in the New Stations Study because it had a number of operational and construction issues. There were two sites considered in the New Stations Study.
Located between Bradford and Halifax, the station was ruled out in stage 2 of the New Stations Study because of concerns that the disbenefits would not outweigh the impact on long distance services.
This station has been a popular proposal that appears to have fallen out of favour in the last few years with the development of railway stations at Apperley Bridge and Kirkstall Forge.
Located on the railway line between Keighley and Skipton, in North Yorkshire. It is proposed to use the site of the former station and close a busy level crossing nearby.
Located near Bradford Forster Square, this proposal was ruled out in stage 2 of the New Stations Study because of a number of issues with the railway infrastructure here and the close proximity to Bradford Forster Square and Frizinghall.
A number of proposals have been put forward to restore a railway station near Rotherham on the mainline north of Sheffield. One proposal has been to restore Rotherham Masborough, whilst another has been to locate a station at Rotherham Parkgate, north of the town centre.
Located east of Ravensthorpe on the Wakefield-Huddersfield route, the station was ruled out in stage 2 of the New Stations Study because of the low service frequency and domination of short journeys to Wakefield and Huddersfield, leading to poor revenue generation.
Located between Keighley and Steeton & Silsden, this proposal has been mooted on a number of occasions.
White Rose Centre/Millshaw
A station has been proposed for both the Huddersfield and Wakefield lines that run either side of the White Rose Centre. The Huddersfield line has traditionally been viewed as the favourite although there are concerns that capacity limitations could impact (and possibly close) nearby Cottingley if a station is developed here. This station is one of three proposals being developed by Leeds City Council.
This station was ruled out in stage 2 of the New Stations Study because of the challenges delivering a half hourly service to this station and the limited access to the station site.
In addition, there are a number of proposed railway lines for reopening.