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  1. Legco told of rail link reclamation peril

    Posted May 27th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... if the government failed to show the bypass and the railway projects were well co-ordinated. He said the two routes should share the same tunnel to avoid further reclamation. The rail link is in its final design stage and construction is expected to start in 2011- about 1 1/2 years after the work begins on the bypass. It will involve a cross-harbour tunnel connecting Hung Hom and the Convention ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/681585/legco-told-rail-link-reclamation-peril
  2. Passenger charged over robbery attempt

    Posted Feb 11th 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So An unemployed man who allegedly tried to rob a taxi driver in the Cross-Harbour Tunnel has been charged with attempted robbery. Yip Shu-yan, 29, threatened the driver with a 30cm beef knife after travelling about 20 metres into the tunnel on Sunday, Eastern Court heard. There was a struggle and both men were injured. Yip has not applied for bail. The case ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/669591/passenger-charged-over-robbery-attempt
  3. Motorcyclist arrested for drink-driving

    Posted Apr 29th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A motorcyclist was arrested for drink-driving after he lost control of his motorbike at the entrance to the Cross-Harbour Tunnel in Wan Chai early yesterday morning. The accident happened at 3.55am when the 31-year-old man lost control of his bike and fell off, slightly injuring his arms and legs. The rider was arrested after failing a breath test. He was taken ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/678533/motorcyclist-arrested-drink-driving
  4. Early budget blues meant end of the line for cross-harbour bridge

    Posted Apr 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yau Chui-yan Would less of Victoria Harbour have been reclaimed from the sea if a suspension bridge had been built from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon? A bridge from Hong Kong Island to Jordan, carrying trams, was planned in the 1920s, a local historian says ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/678184/early-budget-blues-meant-end-line-cross-harbour-bridge
  5. Suspect linked to 3 other robberies

    Posted Feb 17th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A man charged with robbing a taxi driver in the Cross-Harbour Tunnel might have been involved in three other robberies in the tunnel, a court was told yesterday. Cheung Chi-chun, ... had been travelling through the tunnel in a taxi. No plea was taken. Prosecutors told the court that Cheung might have also played a part in three other cases that involved a man called Yip ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/670212/suspect-linked-3-other-robberies
  6. Work to start on harbour promenade at Quarry Bay

    Posted May 14th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... month. Towngas and the owner of the Eastern Cross-Harbour Tunnel had agreed to open part of the land to the public. Committee member Patrick Lau Hing-tat- who is also a member of the Eastern ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/680213/work-start-harbour-promenade-quarry-bay
  7. Motorcyclist dies after tunnel crash

    Posted Apr 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A motorcyclist who qualified to ride several months ago died after his motorbike crossed into the opposite lane and hit an oncoming delivery van in the Cross-Harbour Tunnel early yesterday. Chan Kim-fai, a 25-year-old salesman, was travelling towards Kowloon in the southbound lane when the accident happened at about 3am, 1 1/2 hours after the tunnel was converted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/677701/motorcyclist-dies-after-tunnel-crash
  8. Attempted robbery jams tunnel

    Posted Feb 09th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Traffic in the Cross-Harbour Tunnel was seriously disrupted yesterday when a passenger tried unsuccessfully to rob a taxi driver. The 29-year-old suspect, named Yip, allegedly threatened the driver, 60, named Chan, with a 30cm knife while the taxi was inside the tunnel shortly before noon. The cabbie had picked up the passenger in Tai Kok Tsui and been told to go to Wan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/669338/attempted-robbery-jams-tunnel
  9. MTR says own tunnel needed

    Posted Aug 15th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... in the same tunnel 'tube' to minimise temporary harbour reclamation for construction work. In a paper submitted to the Harbourfront Enhancement Committee, it proposed the rail line's cross-harbour section cross over the bypass tunnel in a separate tube. The proposal would require the temporary reclamation of 2.2 hectares from Victoria Harbour in the Causeway Bay typhoon shelter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/689792/mtr-says-own-tunnel-needed
  10. MTR Corp should build all of South Island Line underground

    Posted Mar 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... told that make a tunnel impractical, one of which is the need to block the Aberdeen waterway to construct the tunnel to Ap Lei Chau. Cross-harbour tunnels have been built without blocking any ... close to St Paul's School near the Aberdeen Tunnel exit facing Ocean Park [on the South Island line]. We stood and listened to the birds, watching photographers on their annual pilgrimage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/672996/mtr-corp-should-build-all-south-island-line-underground

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