Tie is a private company set up by City of Edinburgh Council. The rail link involves construction of a tunnel under the runway and realignment of existing track, and promises to provide ten trains an hour linking the airport to the rest of the Scottish network.
‘There will be widespread public consultation with a host of people and organisations that will be affected,’ revealed Media House executive director Jack Irvine.
The proposal is seeking to achieve Royal Assent in 2006. Construction would begin the following year with the link scheduled to open in 2010.
Media House won the business after a competitive tender.