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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 ...

  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. Two types of jam

    Posted May 19th 2005, 12:00am by Tony Latter

    ... to the congestion problem at the government-owned Cross-Harbour Tunnel that would not involve a rise in its tolls. And, to coin a phrase, the public was surely not ready for that. The government does ... that officials were equally zealous in addressing that other traffic jam, by the Cross-Harbour Tunnel, which has been left unattended for so long. Of course, expediting the removal of fallen trees can ...

  4. Toll and trouble

    Posted Jan 12th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... to the Cross Harbour Tunnel show no sign of dissipating. At the Hong Kong Island end, the line of vehicles extends 800 metres to the Sun Hung Kai Centre on Gloucester Road, Wan Chai. The scene, common ... the link between the airport and Central, it would divert some traffic from the Cross Harbour Tunnel. In October, 10 years after its opening, average daily traffic in the western tunnel was less ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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, ...

  9. Bite the bullet on tunnel tolls

    Posted Jul 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Once again, users of the cross-harbour tunnels face the prospect of dearer tolls. Those using the Eastern Harbour Tunnel have been spared a 40 per cent increase for now because ... at the entrances to the main tunnel, the Cross-Harbour Tunnel between Causeway Bay and Hung Hom, persist while the other two remain underused. Whether the increase will be allowed is now a matter ...

  10. 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 ...




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