The current Brighouse station is the 2nd to have served the town and opened in May 2000. The original Brighouse station opened on the 5th October 1840 and was originally called Brighouse & Bradford as no services reached Bradford until 1846. From 1881 the station was known as Brighouse for Rastrick as there were now 3 stations in the Brighouse area, the others being Brighouse Clifton Road from 1881 until closure in 1934, and Baliff Bridge from 1881 until closure in 1917. The original station was closed on the 3rd January 1970 although the line remained in use for freight and diverted services.
The station now offers daily services to Leeds, Manchester, Huddersfield, and London Kings Cross amongst others and has seen passenger numbers grow from approx. 267000 in 2012 to approx. 416000 in 2016. The station also serves the nearby town of Elland approx. 2 miles away but there are plans to reopen the closed station there as well.
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