Monday, 17 February 2003
This gentleman is correct. There is no point in building a half-hearted rail link to Edinburgh airport that merely enables people to get to and from the city centre a few minutes quicker than by the existing bus service. The ideal would be to redirect the Glasgow and Aberdeen railway lines via a station under the Edinburgh terminal building at. I suspect that the real reason for rejecting this scheme has little to do with economics. Such an obvious solution would enable Edinburgh to become the prime airport for central Scotland and that could never be proposed a few weeks before Labour's mass of Glasgow MSPs face the electorate in May.