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  1. Traffic flow at Cross Harbour Tunnel returns to normal

    Posted May 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.18pm: Traffic at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel was generally normal during Thursday?s morning rush hour, a Transport Department spokesman said. Thursday is the third working day after the controversial Eastern Harbour Crossing toll increase on Sunday. The spokesman said 600 more vehicles used the Cross-Harbour Tunnel between 6am and 9am on Thursday? up four ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Waiting won't solve city traffic woes

    Posted Aug 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... heavily congested Cross-Harbour Tunnel. If this doesn't sound like a particularly well-co-ordinated decision, it's because it wasn't. Under a deal with the western tunnel operators- the same that applies to the similarly privately run eastern tunnel- fees can be adjusted without approval. The Cross-Harbour Tunnel is government-owned, and tolls there are heavily subsidised. ...

  4. Apple Daily worker charged

    Posted Jul 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin An Apple Daily photographer was charged yesterday with assaulting a man near the entrance to the Cross-Harbour Tunnel. Davies Cheung Chi-wah, 32, who was identified ... Kwok-wai near the entrance of the Cross-Harbour Tunnel on June 5 this year. The case has been adjourned to Friday. On June 5, traffic became gridlocked on both sides of the Cross-Harbour Tunnel ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Sunday 3pm and the higher fees take their toll

    Posted May 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Transport officials are warning of severe cross-harbour traffic congestion tomorrow- the first working day after the Eastern Harbour Tunnel toll rise. The warning came as traffic at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel was heavily congested late into the night yesterday as drivers shunned the Eastern tunnel on the first day of the new tolls. Transport officials acknowledged ...

  9. 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, ...

  10. 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. ...




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