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  1. Bridge 'won't repeat' toll fiasco

    Posted May 28th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu There will be no repeat of the Eastern Harbour Tunnel toll fiasco under a private-public partnership that builds and operates the cross-delta bridge, transport minister Sarah ... and works was speaking after lawmakers on the Legislative Council's transport panel raised concerns about another fiasco similar to the tunnel case, in which the operator raised the toll ...

  2. News - China - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Link spanning Pearl River Delta from Shenzhen to Zhongshan approved

    Posted Nov 08th 2012, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Bridge and tunnel spanning 55km will cut travel time from Shenzhen to Zhongshan on western side of river to less than 30 minutes Pearl delta super link finally wins approval Guangdong authorities have finally approved a 55-kilometre bridge-and-tunnel project to provide Shenzhen a direct route to the western side of the Pearl River Delta. ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Aug 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at the weekend. The increase was ostensibly to raise revenue for the Western Harbour Tunnel Company so that it can service its debt. Clearly, those managers responsible for determining toll levels are paying no heed to what they ought to have learned in Economics 101 about price elasticity of demand. Here we have in Hong Kong three cross-harbour tunnels- pretty nearly perfect substitutes ...

  4. Talkback

    Posted Mar 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bridgewater, New Territories To solve congestion, I suggest modifying one length of the Cross-Harbour Tunnel to accommodate two decks for private cars. This would add two lanes. The other tunnel could be given over to heavy vehicles and buses travelling in both directions. If the congestion problem can be solved, traffic flows in the eastern and western tunnels will decline further. ...

  5. Congestion fee best way to clear roads

    Posted Mar 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... need to take to them. It is a model Hong Kong's government refuses to implement despite serious congestion on access roads leading to the Cross Harbour Tunnel and deteriorating conditions ...

  6. In Brief

    Posted Feb 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... per cent thought it was not working well in Hong Kong. Macau plans cross-harbour tunnel A cross-harbour tunnel project is back on the Macau government's agenda after being shelved ...

  7. So many more efficient, and deserving, alternatives to bridge

    Posted Aug 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the airport and another 10 or more to reach areas of Hong Kong Island close to the Western Harbour Tunnel and even longer to get to eastern districts. Even travelling by Airport Express requires 23 ...

  8. A blueprint for a new Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... and remedial work. The Eastern Island Corridor, for example, can be repositioned below the water, and the road systems to and from the Cross-Harbour Tunnel can perhaps be reconstructed. The size ... in Hong Kong on a higher path. How the city's road system is designed now may also be obsolete. For example, reclaiming the harbour to build highways to ease traffic has created ...

  9. Slice of life

    Posted May 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... of tunnelling in the urban area, the depth at which tunnelling might best be done, and the most practical routes from an engineering viewpoint. A government spokesman confirmed that the committee's ... road (the Island Eastern Corridor) linking Wan Chai to North Point. The sticking point: what was to be done about Kellett Island. A 19-year-old fish stall worker never dreamt his life would ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Nov 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the persistent and severe congestion at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel. All the different scenarios involved toll adjustments. May I therefore suggest a 10th scenario of doubling the fees at all three cross-harbour tunnels for the southbound direction to Hong Kong Island, but making the northbound trip to Kowloon free of charge? Drivers would then have the freedom to decide which of the tunnels ...




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