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  1. Comment - Letters

    Move to cut tunnel traffic congestion

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Simple steps can cut Cross-Harbour Tunnel congestion There is a lot of talk again about the congestion at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel. Some of this congestion can be easily prevented, as I have suggested numerous times to the tunnel's management. When entering the tunnel on Kowloon side, we spread a perfect traffic flow over eight or nine tollbooth lanes and then try ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Government needs to do a better job justifying tunnel toll rise

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... outcry. In the case of the congested Cross-Harbour Tunnel, however, an increase to help ease the heavy traffic is perhaps justified. The government has proposed a toll cut at the private Eastern Harbour Tunnel to help divert drivers from the publicly owned Cross-Harbour Tunnel, with taxpayers making up the resulting loss of revenue. Controversial as it sounds, the strategy, in the absence ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Let government run Hong Kong's transport system

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:00am by Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng Albert Cheng says the plan to tweak cross-harbour tunnel tolls won't alleviate the jams, and advocates nationalising the transport system Government should ... is to raise charges for the popular Cross-Harbour Tunnel and reduce tolls for the Eastern Harbour Tunnel. Once again, it shows that no matter how hard the chief executive and his administration try, ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, March 2, 2013

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... in particular the Cross-Harbour Tunnel ("Why the long wait for traffic solutions?" February 19). We would like to reassure Mr Scott that we are pressing ahead as quickly and resolutely as we ... reimbursement arrangement, and make legislative amendments to effect a Cross-Harbour Tunnel toll adjustment. We will also need to seek funding approval from Legco. Taking into account the time required ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Debate on tunnel tolls long overdue

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Debate on tunnel tolls long overdue It may be a coincidence that the proposed toll increases aimed at easing congestion at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel were released for public ... when making a detour. With so many factors at play, it is not difficult to see why critics say the government's claim of reducing congestion at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel by up to 40 per ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, February 19, 2013

    Posted Feb 19th 2013, 12:00am by CORRESPONDENTS

    ... is indeed a big problem. Central, Wan Chai and Hung Hom are often congested, and I think the congestion around the Cross-Harbour Tunnel is the main culprit. Activists say the government is wholly ... Anthony Cheung Bing-leung insists the government is on the right track to shift traffic from the Cross-Harbour Tunnel to the Eastern Harbour Tunnel [by reducing the toll in the latter]. He stands ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Officials guilty of tunnel vision by failing to tackle congestion

    Posted Feb 22nd 2014, 04:22am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Officials guilty of tunnel vision Regrettably, the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel for cross-harbour traffic congestion is nowhere in sight. In yet another ... but to put up with jams for at least a few more years. The idea of spreading traffic via toll adjustment is long overdue. It involves charging more for using the heavily congested Cross Harbour ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - A BAD WEEK FOR ...

    A Bad Week for..., February 23, 2014

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 05:07am by STAFF

    ... Tunnel drivers Motorists using the Cross-Harbour Tunnel will have to wait another three years before the government can reduce their rush-hour misery. Officials decided not to take any action to reduce congestion at the tunnel between Causeway Bay and Hung Hom until at least 2017 because there was no clear public consensus on the issue.   Burberry The Burberry store ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    MTR's upgrade will not ease congestion at Admiralty

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 04:09am by LETTERS

    ... the Cross-Harbour Tunnel, as well as motorists who also use this route. It is therefore possible the new line will eventually become as heavily loaded as the Tsuen Wan Line resulting in a congestion crisis ... (through a new cross-harbour tunnel) as proposed in my letter ("New line could ease serious congestion on Admiralty platforms", February 11). This direct route from Kowloon to Hong Kong ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 10, 2013

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 12:00am by CHRIS

    ... at the Cross- Harbour Tunnel and the possible ways that have been put forward to deal with it. The Cross-Harbour Tunnel toll is the lowest of the three crossings (the others being the Eastern and Western harbour crossings) to Hong Kong Island. Using The Western Harbour Tunnel costs a heavy goods vehicle four times as much as the Cross-Harbour Tunnel, and it's five times more ...




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