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  1. Accident at Eastern Harbour Tunnel leaves woman dead, man injured

    Posted Oct 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.21pm: Police are investigating a traffic accident in which a 23-year-old woman was killed and a 20-year-old man injured in the Eastern Harbour Tunnel on Wednesday. A spokesman said the fatal accident occurred about 8.35am, when a motorcycle was following a car on the right lane of the Hong Kong Island-bound tunnel. The motorcycle reportedly ran out ...

  2. Eastern Harbour Tunnel charges to jump by two-thirds

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

    ... Elaine Wu and Chandra Wong Eastern Harbour Tunnel tolls will rise dramatically from May 1, sparking immediate government warnings of worsening traffic congestion. The increases, the second ... . Legco transport panel chairman Lau Kong-wah said: 'As the economy is yet to fully recover, a massive increase must cause a major burden to drivers. Those who use the Eastern Harbour Tunnel ...

  3. Lower tolls set for the Eastern and Western harbour tunnels

    Posted Dec 09th 2005, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The Eastern and Western harbour tunnels are lowering their tolls to $20 and $30, respectively, for private cars and taxis during the WTO ministerial conference next week. ... the tunnel. The Eastern Harbour Tunnel, which charges $25 for private cars and taxis, will provide a flat 20 per cent discount to all vehicles. Meanwhile, taxi and minibus drivers have expressed ...

  4. Legal challenge to eastern tunnel toll rise

    Posted May 09th 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... the increase in tolls at the Eastern Harbour Tunnel, with a group headed by independent lawmaker Albert Chan Wai-yip planning to challenge it in the courts. Mr Chan revealed last night that he had ... the arbitration ruling that led to the Eastern Harbour Tunnel toll increase on May 1. If leave is granted by the court for the judicial review, then an injunction might be issued against the toll rise, ...

  5. Eastern Harbour Crossing tolls to rise

    Posted Mar 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.44pm: The government said on Friday tolls for cars and taxis on the Eastern Harbour Crossing (EHC) will be increased by $10 from $15 to $25, with corresponding increases for other vehicles. The new tolls for the EHC will take effect from May 1, 2005. A government spokesman said after discussion with the government, the New Hong Kong Tunnel Company, ...

  6. Cross-Harbour Tunnel solution a year off

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

    ... following the toll increase at Eastern Harbour Tunnel earlier this month, the source said. The study could take at least six months to complete, which meant a decision would not be made until ... Elaine Wu A long-term solution to easing congestion at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel is unlikely to surface for at least a year when studies have been completed and officials have reached ...

  7. Committee backs $25 tunnel fee for cabs

    Posted Apr 20th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu The Transport Advisory Committee has backed the taxi trade's proposal to raise the return fare for cabs using the eastern and western harbour tunnels to $25, in line ... said. Taxi drivers can only charge passengers an extra $15 for their return trip after crossing the western and eastern harbour tunnels. Some drivers had previously said they lost money because ...

  8. Officials fail to postpone increases in tunnel toll

    Posted Apr 13th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Transport officials have failed to secure further concessions for motorists facing an average 67 per cent rise in tolls for using the Eastern Harbour Tunnel from May 1, nor have ... committee considering the Eastern Harbour Crossing Ordinance. New Hong Kong Tunnel Company, the tunnel's operator, has agreed to give taxi and minibus drivers two months' and five ...

  9. Tunnel vision may put a stop to traffic chaos

    Posted Apr 24th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy The government has an emergency plan to head off traffic chaos if drivers boycott the Eastern Harbour Crossing and use the busy Cross-Harbour Tunnel. Secretary ... Chaing Chi-wai, spokesman for the drivers, yesterday warned that the transport sector would boycott the Eastern Harbour Crossing and use the Cross-Harbour Tunnel to save costs. 'The traffic ...

  10. Eastern tunnel profits 'understated'

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

    ... Elaine Wu A finance professor says rate of return is more than twice the amount claimed, but firm says debate is pointless The profitability of the Eastern Harbour Crossing is understated ... Legislators, government officials and tunnel executives will meet today with the transport panel to discuss options put forward by the government to ease traffic jams at the rival Cross-Harbour Tunnel ...




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