Apperley Bridge Station – on the line between Leeds and Bradford Forster Square – has been formally opened, five days after the introduction of a half-hourly train service.

It is one of three new stations opening in West Yorkshire over the next few months, the others being at Kirkstall Forge – further up the Airedale line towards Leeds – and Low Moor, between Halifax and Bradford Interchange. A southern entrance at Leeds Station is also close to completion.

In this short video, Dave Taylor, who acted as Project Director for construction contractor Spencer, reflects on some of the engineering challenges involved.