BRIGHOUSE could become a stop for a new cross-Pennine rail service.
Britain's newest train company hopes to start running the service next May, if the rail regulator gives the go-ahead.
A spokesman for York-based Grand Central Railways said: "We are looking at the possibility of stopping at Brighouse, if the station can be adapted to our trains."
The firm hopes to carry 750,000 passengers a year on its service from Newcastle, York and Leeds to Manchester and Preston.
It plans to use upgraded, refurbished carriages.
An initial service of four trains a day in each direction is planned - without any subsidy from the Government.
Grand Central head Ian Yeowart said: "There is significant and growing demand for an improved and extended service that is competitive on price and quality."
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