This is an off-topic rant but it illustrates the ridiculous nature of trying to bring Leeds Bradford airport into any public transport network.Nonsense. It's not just an ego trip for the councils, it's an asset to the people of Yorkshire, providing a gateway to Europe and beyond without the worrying trek over the Pennines to Manchester or beyond. Increased passenger use in recent years has led to the demand for a bigger terminal, not Council egos.
The best location fo a 'Yorkshire' airport would have been Church Fenton where a station could use existing train services to Hull, Doncaster, Peterborough, London, Leeds, Sheffield, Derby, Birmingham, Bristol, the South West, Oxford, Reading, Bournemouth, Manchester city and airport, Liverpool, Blackburn, Preston, Blackpool, York, Scarborough, Middlesborough, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen, Inverness. Plus either direct or with a simple connection to nearly all local services within Yorkshire or even the north of England. Then in future add in the eastern arm of HS2 and HS3 to provide the 'Schiphol' of the UK's airports.
And a few miles of link road connects into the A1M and M1, themselves connecting into the M62.
This sort of blunder is why we need a sensible national transport policy.