The journey to Heathrow Airport from Surrey could improve with plans to create a new rail link.

Surrey County Council is to launch a study to examine the possibility of a new line.

Today marks 70 years since the airport opened.

It is as around 9,000 people from the county work at the airport, but with no direct rail network more than three-quarters of them commute by road.

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning Mike Goodman said: “Good transport links are vital for economic growth.

Arup has been commissioned to write the report, which is expected to be published by the summer, and discussions are now taking place about the key areas it should cover.