RAIL passengers are getting the present they wanted - more trains.
Four trains an hour will run in each direction on the TransPennine Express service through Huddersfield.
And a third more seats will be available on morning peak trains to Leeds.
Some journey times will be faster, especially in the morning and evening peaks.
Commuters will have cause to celebrate when new timetables come into operation next week.
Vernon Barker, managing director of TransPennine Express said: "Passengers can look forward to greater reliability, regular departures and longer trains."
Main changes are:
* Four trains an hour to Leeds and Manchester
* A 30% increase in number of seats on trains arriving in Leeds between 7.30am and 9am
* Three trains an hour to and from York
* Half-hourly service to and from Manchester Airport throughout the day.
TransPennine Express said the changes were a major step forward in revitalising the service.
First Group and French-owned company Keolis have been jointly operating the TransPennine franchise since February this year.
Mr Barker said: "This new timetable represents our first opportunity to make improvements to the speed, frequency and capacity of our services since starting the franchise.
"Passengers can look forward to greater reliability, regular departures and longer trains."