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  1. Turmoil throws up solutions to crossings

    Posted Oct 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... solution to cross-harbour traffic congestion. While acknowledging public concern, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said we should not underestimate the complexity of the problem. A major cause of traffic ... conveniently located Cross Harbour Tunnel charges the lowest tolls, passage fees at the commercially operated eastern and western crossings are higher despite being less accessible. As a result ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Solution must be found to tunnel problem

    Posted May 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The predicted cross-harbour traffic chaos, resulting from an increase in tolls for the Eastern Harbour Tunnel, did not materialise yesterday. It was a victory for common sense- ... to hope for. The nightmare scenario had been that vehicles would shun the eastern route and head in large numbers for the cheaper Cross-Harbour Tunnel on the first working day after the toll rise. ...

  4. Tunnel owner denies plans for toll rise

    Posted May 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... crossings have been blamed for congestion at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel. ... Jonathan Tam There are no plans for toll increases at the Eastern Harbour Tunnel and the Western Harbour Tunnel, a shareholder of the two privately owned tunnels said. Larry Yung Chi-kin, ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Building on mistakes

    Posted May 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the government's consent, the Western Harbour Tunnel operator has not been able to increase charges as much as it could, as the government-owned Cross-Harbour Tunnel offers competition by charging low ... C. K. Lau The decision by the operators of the Eastern Harbour Tunnel to raise tolls after the government's opposition was defeated in an arbitration hearing has focused attention ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Action at last on harbour tunnel woes

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... to ease congestion in the Cross-Harbour Tunnel, the government finally seems to be taking action. However, while the proposal to adjust tolls could be effective in evening out the traffic between the cross-harbour and eastern tunnels, the government must be careful in selecting which vehicles to target. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said in his policy address last week he would consult the public ...

  8. 2 hurt as truck tips over and hits bus near tunnel

    Posted Oct 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Scarlett Chiang Two people were injured yesterday when a truck overturned and skidded into a bus at the entrance to the Cross-Harbour Tunnel. The accident occurred in front ... night. The other passenger was discharged after treatment to his foot. The police said no passengers on the bus were hurt. Traffic through the Cross Harbour tunnel was affected for about half ...

  9. Tunnel vision

    Posted Jun 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... In 1963, however, the Hong Kong government agreed, in principle, to a cross-harbour tunnel. Victoria City Development, a subsidiary of Wheelock Marden, was appointed to handle the project, and, ... of water that still remains bridgeless, however, is Victoria Harbour's main fairway. In the early 1950s, it seemed probable that Hong Kong would eventually get a cross-harbour bridge. After ...

  10. 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 ...




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