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  1. DAB slams Eastern Harbour Tunnel toll rise

    Posted Sep 20th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Tunnel. The party's deputy transport spokesman, Chan Hok-fung, said the operator, New Hong Kong Tunnel Company, posted a HK$400 million net profit last year, so there was no need to raise the tolls. He was worried that this would trigger a chain reaction of fare rises on other transport forms. He was also concerned traffic through the Cross-Harbour Tunnel would increase. ...

  2. The way forward

    Posted May 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... to the already heavily used Cross-Harbour Tunnel, worsening the congestion there. Last week, the Environment, Transport and Works Bureau listed 12 possible options for a long-term solution. At present, the three cross-harbour tunnels, taken together, are only operating at 70 per cent capacity. Thus, there is neither a case for building yet another tunnel, nor encouraging the commercial operators ...

  3. Tunnel buyback still one option to beat unequal use of crossings

    Posted Oct 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Buying back either of the two private cross-harbour tunnels from their operators remained an option to be considered by the government, the transport minister said yesterday. A consultancy study to identify measures to improve traffic distribution between the three tunnels- the government-owned Cross Harbour Tunnel, the Western Harbour Crossing and the Eastern Harbour ...

  4. Standard tunnel tolls can restore traffic sanity

    Posted Aug 04th 2010, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... the deals with the consortiums. When the operating franchise agreement of the Cross-Harbour Tunnel expired in 1999, the government assumed control. The Eastern Harbour Tunnel and Western Harbour ... a redistribution of cross-harbour traffic, it has also prompted the other two tunnels to raise tolls. At present, these two tunnels are operating beyond the maximum threshold of 78,500 vehicles per day. ...

  5. Minister defends option of buying tunnels

    Posted Mar 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... at the government-owned Cross-Harbour Tunnel after the operator of the Eastern Harbour Tunnel announced a 67 per cent toll increase that will push more traffic onto the central crossing. Mr Ma said buying the eastern and western tunnels or selling the Cross-Harbour Tunnel were possibilities the bureau had to study carefully. He said the government was allowed to sell the Cross-Harbour Tunnel according ...

  6. Government can raise toll and revenue by revisiting tunnel vision

    Posted May 04th 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... the government resumed ownership of the Cross-Harbour Tunnel and decided forthwith to double tolls for private cars to $20. The paper was also forthright about another reason for it- 'The ... the money. But if raising tolls on the Cross-Harbour Tunnel made sense on traffic management grounds in 1999, it does so even more now. With the eastern crossing's tolls now up to $25 a car, how ...

  7. No light at the end of the tunnel on tolls

    Posted Feb 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A toll increase for trucks has been suggested as a possible solution to the serious congestion that plagues the Cross-Harbour Tunnel. The idea is that this would encourage many ... Cross-Harbour Tunnel and the privately operated eastern and western crossings. But officials do not appear to have the stomach for the inevitable protests by users of the cheaper tunnel. Indeed, one ...

  8. Benefits of bypass 'cancelled out by big developments'

    Posted Nov 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... is expected to be released soon on ways to improve traffic distribution between the three harbour crossings- the government-owned Cross-Harbour Tunnel, and the privately owned Western Harbour Tunnel ... Anita Lam The HK$28 billion Central Wan Chai Bypass will not help alleviate congestion on Hong Kong Island or the Cross Harbour Tunnel, because of traffic from major developments, ...

  9. Better ferries cited as way to ease tunnel jam

    Posted Apr 19th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo, Elaine Wu

    ... in the Cross-Harbour Tunnel and increase patronage of the other two more expensive tunnels. In an apparent reversion to the 1960s when car-carrying ferries were the main cross-harbour mode for motorists, ... to operate all three tunnels. The government owns and runs Cross-Harbour Tunnel at present. The paper said any option to be adopted must provide cost benefits to taxpayers and alleviate traffic ...

  10. Planners' surprise at tunnel plan

    Posted Nov 15th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu A Macau developer learned about former minister Ao Man-long's plan to build a cross-harbour tunnel before government planners did, the court heard yesterday. Chan ... by developer Ho Meng-fai, requested a new plot of land from the government on grounds that its plot on Taipa was close to the entrance to a cross-harbour tunnel. 'I got the application saying ...




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