Two stations are to be built between Bradford and Leeds, the government has announced.
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin pledged £9.5M towards the Leeds Rail Growth scheme, which will improve connectivity and support regeneration.
Apperley Bridge Station will include a park and ride site, while the Kirkstall Forge Station will kickstart £400M of mixed-use development.
McLoughlin said: “These stations represent a major regeneration project for West Yorkshire and provide new transport links for the wider community. They will unlock growth and help create many hundreds of new jobs.
“The £9.5M we are putting into this project shows that the coalition government is serious about investing in the infrastructure the country needs to drive economic growth, both locally and nationally.”
Main works are scheduled to start this July with completion next August.
The full scheme will cost £15.9M.