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  1. Barrier trials busy as Cross-Harbour Tunnel

    Posted Sep 24th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... arrivals (March-April) are starting to appear at barrier trials. There may have been a shortfall at the three race meetings, so far, but the trials have been as busy as the Cross-Harbour Tunnel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/653754/barrier-trials-busy-cross-harbour-tunnel
  2. Same tolls for tunnels can ease cross-harbour congestion

    Posted Oct 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ('Transport minister rejects tunnels buyout', October 25). This is despite the fact that congestion at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel has been a problem for decades. The Western Harbour Tunnel ... cross-harbour tunnels. Our government came up with an agreement that favoured the Western crossing operators. Therefore, the Western Harbour Tunnel Company does not have to try to attract more traffic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/658196/same-tolls-tunnels-can-ease-cross-harbour-congestion
  3. Study on congestion, cross-harbour tolls

    Posted Oct 16th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The government will commission a consultancy study this month to study how the issues of congestion and different tolls at the three cross-harbour tunnels can be addressed. The chief executive said simply adjusting the tolls of the three crossings would not solve the congestion problem; good road links to the crossings, including the delayed Central-Wan Chai bypass ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/656362/study-congestion-cross-harbour-tolls
  4. 50pc toll cut urged for driver-only vehicles

    Posted Jun 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the congested government-run Cross-Harbour Tunnel. The chairman of the Taxi and Public Light Bus Concern Group, Lai Ming-hung, described his group's proposal as a win-win solution that could both ease jams in the Cross-Harbour Tunnel and save drivers time. About 1.05 million taxis a month pass through the Cross-Harbour Tunnel, which charges HK$10 for a one-way trip between Hung Hom ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/642234/50pc-toll-cut-urged-driver-only-vehicles
  5. Fee rise fails to take toll on tunnel traffic

    Posted Jan 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Joshua But Traffic in the Cross-Harbour Tunnel remained as congested as usual- but no more so- on the first business day of a toll rise at its under-used rival ... Sunday, resulting in increases of up to 15 per cent, depending on the type of vehicle. It now charges HK$45 for a private car, compared with HK$20 in the Cross-Harbour Tunnel. Critics had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/622055/fee-rise-fails-take-toll-tunnel-traffic
  6. Letters

    Posted Jun 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... there be a shortfall, our government could subsidise the difference for the good of the people of Hong Kong. Van der Kamp's idea, however, of increasing the Cross-Harbour Tunnel to match the other tunnels ... the truth. Elsie Tu, Kwun Tong Simple way to reduce traffic Thank you, Jake van der Kamp, for summarising how best our traffic into the Cross Harbour Tunnel might be eased by equalising the tunnel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/640248/letters
  7. Toll and trouble

    Posted Jan 12th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... to the Cross Harbour Tunnel show no sign of dissipating. At the Hong Kong Island end, the line of vehicles extends 800 metres to the Sun Hung Kai Centre on Gloucester Road, Wan Chai. The scene, common ... the link between the airport and Central, it would divert some traffic from the Cross Harbour Tunnel. In October, 10 years after its opening, average daily traffic in the western tunnel was less ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/622617/toll-and-trouble
  8. Time to end gridlock on tunnel traffic

    Posted Jan 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Heated debates have gone on for years about how to equalise traffic across all three cross-harbour tunnels. Yet virtually each day, most cars still gravitate towards the Cross-Harbour ... The toll increases will probably send more traffic towards the already-congested Cross-Harbour Tunnel. But it is hard to see how it could take more vehicles when it has already reached saturation. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/621732/time-end-gridlock-tunnel-traffic
  9. Lawmakers critical as tunnel study rolls on

    Posted Nov 29th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... at the government-owned Cross-Harbour Tunnel. ... Anita Lam Lawmakers yesterday criticised the government for persisting with a HK$7 million study on rationalising tolls and traffic at the three crossharbour tunnels, saying it was a waste ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/661855/lawmakers-critical-tunnel-study-rolls
  10. Bureaucrats betray their tunnel vision on toll issue

    Posted Apr 25th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... or raise tolls now on the competing and heavily congested Cross-Harbour Tunnel, a 30-year BOT tunnel project that reverted to the government in 1999. But they won't raise tolls on the Cross-Harbour Tunnel. The public outcry would be too great. Therefore they will just have to wait until 2016. And if, while waiting, they also wish to avoid making themselves look foolish again, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/635081/bureaucrats-betray-their-tunnel-vision-toll-issue

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