At that time, the tram project
had been plagued disputes, delays and cost over-runs and it had
become clear that it would not be possible to build the tram line all the
way from Edinburgh Airport to Newhaven in the immediate future.
Debate had begun as to whether:
(a) the project should be abandoned
(b) the line should be built linking the airport to Haymarket OR
(c) the line should be built linking the airport to the city centre.