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  1. Anger at bid for 40pc toll rise for eastern tunnel

    Posted Sep 18th 2010, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Political parties have promised to do their best to block an application by the operator of the profit-making Eastern Harbour Tunnel to increase tolls by 40 per cent. ... cross-harbour tunnels,' he said. Hau said the government should seriously consider buying back 51 per cent of the Eastern Harbour Tunnel as an interim measure while planning for a fourth ...

  2. Tunnel toll rise 'would deter use of private cars'

    Posted Feb 26th 2011, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... A proposed 40 per cent rise in tolls for the Eastern Harbour Tunnel would not divert traffic to the 'saturated' Cross-Harbour Tunnel but instead reduce the use of private vehicles across the harbour, a government official told lawmakers yesterday. During a hearing on an application by the Eastern Harbour Tunnel's operators to increase tolls by 40 per cent, ...

  3. Drivers could be spared Eastern crossing toll rise

    Posted Sep 27th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Motorists would be spared a proposed toll increase for the Eastern Harbour Tunnel, and could even pay less, if the owner accepts projections that the crossing would carry extra ... in the Eastern Harbour crossing, so the latter would not suffer any loss. Officials have been trying to persuade the New Hong Kong Tunnel Company, the operator of the Eastern Harbour crossing, to drop ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Consultant offers nine scenarios to ease traffic

    Posted Nov 04th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... evenly dispersed if the toll for private cars was lifted by HK$5 for the Cross-Harbour Tunnel and reduced for the Eastern Harbour Tunnel- with the government subsidising any losses. It forecast ... But people close to the New Hong Kong Tunnel Co, which operates the Eastern Harbour Tunnel, said the company was more likely to go ahead with its planned toll rise than agree to a subsidised toll ...

  6. Higher tolls at Western Harbour Tunnel prompt fare rises on four minibus routes

    Posted Jan 07th 2008, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... for the Western Harbour Tunnel and Eastern Harbour Tunnel, both controlled by Citic Group. Few vehicles were seen passing through the western tunnel on the first day of toll increases. How much ... Polly Hui The fares for four minibus routes that go through the Western Harbour Tunnel will increase by 70 cents to HK$1 from January 23, a response to the partial removal of toll ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Let government run Hong Kong's transport system

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:00am by Albert Cheng

    ... 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, ... companies, three bus companies and the eastern and western harbour tunnels. I pointed out that the "build-operate-transfer" transport infrastructure projects undertaken by private companies ...

  8. Tunnel operators seek toll rise, but impact on drivers is unclear

    Posted Nov 26th 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Joseph Lo The operators of the Western Harbour and Tai Lam tunnels have asked for permission to raise their maximum tolls, but said they did not yet intend to pass the increase on to the public, officials said. Government sources said the Western Harbour Tunnel Company and Route 3 (CPS) Company submitted their accounts to the Environment, Transport and Works Bureau for auditing, ...

  9. Lawmakers critical as tunnel study rolls on

    Posted Nov 29th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... But the government has insisted on continuing the study on traffic forecasts for the Eastern Harbour Tunnel and Western Harbour Tunnel, which will take a year to complete. Undersecretary for Transport ... at the government-owned Cross-Harbour Tunnel. ...

  10. 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 ...




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