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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. Consultant offers nine scenarios to ease traffic

    Posted Nov 04th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam It was a rosy picture- an end to lengthy queues at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel, acceptable traffic flow at the other two crossings and perhaps even profits for the government. ... evenly dispersed if the toll for private cars was lifted by HK$5 for the Cross-Harbour Tunnel and reduced for the Eastern Harbour Tunnel- with the government subsidising any losses. It forecast ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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. ...

  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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Tunnel toll rise 'best way to beat congestion'

    Posted Mar 29th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Planning expert feels government will not act for fear of Legco backlash Raising tolls for the Cross-Harbour Tunnel is the best way to deal with the worsening traffic congestion, experts ... are never popular, so politicians and senior government officials have to almost be forced into accepting them even when, as now, the public recognise that [toll] increases at the Cross-Harbour ...

  8. No discounts, says tunnel firm

    Posted May 04th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Elaine Wu

    ... whereas the Cross-Harbour Tunnel market share rose from about 60 per cent to 65 per cent, he said. 'These are normal initial reactions to a toll increase and experience suggests that market ... Dennis Eng, Elaine Wu and Cheung Chi-fai The Eastern Harbour Tunnel operator yesterday ruled out offering discounts despite traffic volume dropping up to 46 per cent a day since it raised ...

  9. Enough tunnel vision

    Posted Nov 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... C. K. Lau What if tolls at the government-owned Cross-Harbour Tunnel (CHT) were raised? This is one question that Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen has asked the public to consider ... congestion caused by an uneven distribution of traffic between the three harbour tunnels. Legislator Albert Chan Wai-yip, vice-chairman of the Legislative Council's transport panel, has even ...




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