Council chiefs in West Yorkshire are calling on government officials to include additional stops in their plans for HS3, including one in Bradford city centre.
The proposal for the third stage of the high speed rail project, which was discussed at a West Yorkshire Combined Authority meeting today, has been welcomed by business and community leaders. They say rail links are lagging behind the rest of the country.
HS3 is expected to cut journey times between Leeds and Manchester by 10 minutes.
New figures on the number of passengers who can't get a seat during peak times show trains in Leeds and Sheffield are among the most overcrowded in the country.
Nearly one in six commuters had to stand on trains in and out of Leeds during rush hours last year – the third highest figure in the country after London and Birmingham.
In Sheffield, overcrowding during morning peak times was the sixth worst in the country, with one in ten people left without a seat.
The figures, covering all services to and from stations in major cities, were taken on a typical autumn weekday.
Holderness road has reopened after being closed this morning due to a collision.
The A165 Holderness Road in Hull is closed due to an accident between the A1033 Mount Pleasant and Barnsley Street.
One lane is blocked and there is very slow traffic due to a multi-vehicle accident on M18 Southbound between J3 A6182 (St Catherines) and J2 A1(M).
Lane two (of two) is reportedly blocked. The incident is affecting traffic on route from Scunthorpe towards Sheffield.
Two lanes are blocked and there is very slow traffic due to an accident involving three cars on M62 Westbound between J23 A640 / A643 (Huddersfield) and J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor).
Lanes two and three (of three) are blocked, near the farmhouse, on the route from Leeds towards Manchester.
There is queueing traffic due to an earlier accident on A1(M) Northbound in South Yorkshire. The collision happened after J37 A635 Barnsley Road (Marr), with congestion on A1(M) to J35 M18.
All lanes have been re-opened. Lane one (of two) was closed for around 30 minutes until 07:45 while the car was recovered. Traffic is on the route from Blyth towards Barnsdale Bar.
The A651 Oxford Road in Gomersal, West Yorkshire, is closed in both directions because of a burst water main between Grove Lane and Bleak Street.
It is also affecting the A643 Church Lane. The water main burst on Monday evening damaging the carriageway.
It is situated in the middle of a four-way junction.
Diversions are in place.
There is queuing traffic after the Humber Bridge was blocked on the northbound side following an accident. A moped was involved in the incidet between the A1077 Ferriby Road and the A164 Boothferry Road.
One lane is blocked southbound on the A1(M) due to a collision in West Yorkshire between junction 41 M62 and junction 40 A1/A162.
There are reports of traffic queues.