Crossrail 2 could stretch beyond Hampton Court as the high speed line carries hopes to free up the overburdened trains going to and from London.

As Mayor of London Boris Johnson unveiled a Crossrail 2 growth commission on Friday, July 17, Surrey County Council announced a study has been launched to examine the benefits of stretching the rail link further into the county.

The council also wants to look at the possibility of easing the packed trains serving Waterloo for commuters.

Current proposals for the line take in Hampton Court, Shepperton, Epsom, Chessington South and Surbiton stations. The project could run from 2030 if it gets Government approval.

Mr Johnson said: "Crossrail 2 will help realise London’s full economic potential, increasing the nation’s productivity and creating thousands of new jobs and homes.

"Major projects take time to plan and prepare and with Crossrail 1 nearing completion, we must move quickly to the next transformational growth project which could see even more benefits delivered.

"Crossrail 2 will support up to 200,000 more homes and jobs, adding billions of pounds to the national economy and ensuing a prosperous future for the whole country."