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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Eastern Harbour Tunnel tolls rise rejected by arbitrators

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Arbitrators throw out bid for tunnel tolls rise Arbitrators have rejected a toll increase of about 40 per cent for the Eastern Harbour Tunnel, with charges likely ... to Monitor Public Transport and Utilities, believes that after 2016 the tunnel will be managed like the Cross-Harbour Tunnel linking Hung Hom and Causeway Bay. The government would own the tunnel ...

  2. DAB slams Eastern Harbour Tunnel toll rise

    Posted Sep 20th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong yesterday expressed anger over the proposed 40 per cent increase in tolls for the Eastern Harbour ... 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. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Cross-harbour tolls must tackle all traffic, experts say

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee, Anita Lam

    ... options in a consultation document, under which tolls on the Eastern Harbour Crossing would fall while those on the Cross-Harbour Tunnel rose. The first option decreases car tolls by HK$5 ... diesel costs would be way higher than the money they save from the reduction in the Eastern Harbour Tunnel." He said private cars were to blame for congestion, as the number of trucks had ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Exco rejects bid to raise eastern harbour tunnel toll

    Posted Jul 16th 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Operator may seek arbitration after officials say its robust finances rule out $5 rise The government has rejected an application by the operator of the Eastern Harbour Crossing (EHC) ... at the Cross Harbour Tunnel (CHT), the busiest of the three harbour crossings. The EHC and the Western Harbour Crossing are owned and operated by Citic Pacific-led consortiums, while the CHT ...

  8. 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, ...

  9. Eastern tunnel toll rise can only worsen our congestion problems

    Posted Sep 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the report ('Anger at bid for 40pc toll rise for eastern tunnel', September 18). If the Western Harbour Tunnel was not overpriced, many motorists would prefer to use ... crossing and Eastern Harbour Tunnel were built with the purpose of alleviating that congestion. Economics 101 will tell you that if you are overpriced and fewer motorists are using your tunnel, you ...

  10. Tunnel owner denies plans for toll rise

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

    ... 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, chairman of Citic Pacific, which owns the eastern tunnel and a 35 per cent stake in the western tunnel, said there was no rise on the company's agenda. Expensive tolls at the two harbour ...




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