Transport Secretary asks private companies to submit proposals to connect airport to Waterloo and Surrey

The Department for Transport is asking private companies to submit proposals for a new southern rail link to Heathrow Airport .

The scheme would be one of the first in the country to invite investment from local authorities and companies to help raise the capital required for expensive rail infrastructure development.

The rail link to Surrey and the south East would connect Britain’s biggest airport with Waterloo, Clapham Junction, Hounslow , Putney, Twickenham, Richmond , Staines and stations in Surrey.

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