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  1. Enough tunnel vision

    Posted Nov 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... C. K. Lau What if tolls at the government-owned Cross-Harbour Tunnel (CHT) were raised? This is one question that Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen has asked the public to consider ... hours. The location of the other privately-owned tunnel, Eastern Harbour Crossing (EHC), limits its ability to relieve the CHT. But it is disappointing that while the WHC is an accessible ...

  2. The high toll of price distortion

    Posted Jul 27th 2004, 12:00am by Robert Wilson

    ... Robert Wilson Excessively low tolls at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel are distorting traffic patterns, adding to congestion, increasing pollution and health costs, and providing invalid justification for plans to build more roads along the harbourfront. Of the three harbour tunnels, the Cross-Harbour Tunnel provides the highest number of convenient connections, the Eastern Harbour ...

  3. 2 hurt as truck tips over and hits bus near tunnel

    Posted Oct 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Scarlett Chiang Two people were injured yesterday when a truck overturned and skidded into a bus at the entrance to the Cross-Harbour Tunnel. The accident occurred in front ... night. The other passenger was discharged after treatment to his foot. The police said no passengers on the bus were hurt. Traffic through the Cross Harbour tunnel was affected for about half ...

  4. Wasted day out for all the family

    Posted Mar 06th 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo This government has often gone out of its way to encourage wholesome public outings for whole families. This open-day event on March 13 and 14- posted on a giant billboard outside the Causeway Bay Cross Harbour Tunnel- is run by the Drainage Services Department so we can see its state-of-the-art sewerage processing plant on Stonecutter's Island. A rare opportunity to see ...

  5. Why not test tunnel traffic flow?

    Posted Jan 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the issue of cross-harbour tunnel tolls. On behalf of Clear the Air environmental group, I was present at Legco's recent public hearings on the controversial plan for the Central-Wan Chai bypass. The Transport Department claims that equalising the tolls would only switch 2 per cent of the traffic that now goes through the Central Harbour Tunnel to the Western Harbour ...

  6. Talkback

    Posted Apr 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with some entertainment for children (but no tacky shops), trees and gardens, while keeping out the intrusion of roads by use of overheads and tunnels on existing roads. I mean, how hard is this? ...

  7. City Briefs

    Posted Jun 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a total jail time of three years and four months. three hurt in crash in cross-harbour tunnel An off-duty policeman and two other men were injured when his car collided with a goods van in the Cross-Harbour Tunnel. The constable, 28, reportedly lost control of his car, which crossed lanes and hit the van. The three were treated in Eastern Hospital. ...

  8. Dangerous curves

    Posted Jan 01st 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Reader John T. C. Ma wrote to the Post expressing what must be in the minds of countless male drivers cruising through Causeway Bay near the entrance to the Cross-Harbour Tunnel. 'There is something [of an] oxymoron about the giant poster (pictured) featuring a distracting bikini-clad [CoCo Lee] uttering the words 'Drive carefully!'' he drooled. ...

  9. Time for more drastic measures to reduce congestion

    Posted Mar 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... At present, long queues of traffic heading towards the Cross Harbour Tunnel, which is the most convenient link between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, is a major cause of congestion. But the Western Harbour Crossing, which charges higher tolls than the Cross Harbour Tunnel, is seriously underutilised. Officials said they had considered adopting equal tolls for both tunnels but concluded ...

  10. Holders of toll-road bonds face risks from new links

    Posted Apr 21st 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... flows in the Cross-Harbour Tunnel may drop in 2011 when Kowloon-Canton Railway Corp's Sha Tin-to-Central link begins operating. The Tseung Kwan O Tunnel will also face competition in 2011, ... investors were offered one- and 12-year notes. Analysts noted the government had reserved the right to remove Cross-Harbour Tunnel income from the bond portfolio. The tunnel represents 60 per cent ...




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