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  1. Transport chief is less popular after toll rise

    Posted May 11th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Public outrage over the toll increase at the Eastern Harbour Tunnel has toppled the transport secretary from the top of the city's political popularity standings, ... shortly after the toll rise for the Eastern Harbour Tunnel came into effect. Pollster Robert Chung Ting-yiu said Dr Liao suffered the biggest drop among the bureau chiefs, and attributed ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LITIGATION

    Legal assistance from external lawyers costs justice department HK$284m

    Posted Nov 14th 2013, 06:13am by Tony Cheung

    ... in the year from April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013, the justice department said yesterday. That included HK$6.9 million on arbitration between the administration and the Eastern Harbour Tunnel ... resolution cases. The costliest civil case was an arbitration launched in July last year by the Eastern Harbour Tunnel's operator after the Executive Council in June 2011 rejected its ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    Cross-harbour tunnel tolls may be tweaked to ease traffic congestion

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by Cheung Chi-fai and Ada Lee

    ... for the Eastern Harbour Tunnel, in a plan designed to ease traffic congestion. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said he would consult the public on a plan to adjust tunnel tolls during the first half ... for private cars to use the Cross-Harbour Tunnel, from Hung Hom to Causeway Bay, from HK$20 to HK$25, and decreasing that for using the eastern crossing, from Quarry Bay to Cha Kwo Ling, from HK$25 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. A promising solution to inequitable tunnel tolls

    Posted Dec 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... other tunnels, whose tolls have to be higher because they were built at higher costs in recent years. On average, daily traffic through the Eastern Harbour Tunnel has been about three-quarters ... of $20. In comparison, the Eastern Harbour Tunnel and Western Harbour Tunnel charge $25 and $40 respectively, but are still taking in less than their original projections. The logical move would ...

  7. Tunnel operator 'open to ideas' to avoid toll rise

    Posted Feb 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The Eastern Harbour Tunnel operator has not ruled out accepting a toll reduction plan proposed by the government days before its management is due to appear before ... queues at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel by 52 per cent- by sending up to 4,300 cars a day to the eastern tunnel, which connects Quarry Bay and Cha Kwo Ling in Kowloon. Those added cars would bring ...

  8. 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. ...

  9. Tate's Cairn Tunnel raises tolls

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

    ... Council had approved a toll increase application from the Tate's Cairn Tunnel Co, a spokesman said. The Tate's Cairn Tunnel links Hong Kong Island East- through the Eastern Harbour ... for private cars and taxis tolls would rise from $10 to $12 and for heavy-goods vehicles, tolls would increase from $20 to $23. The move comes after the privately-run Eastern Harbour Tunnel increased ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Adjusting tolls to ease congestion in Hong Kong tunnel pointless: minister

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:45am by Phila Siu

    ... The government last week shelved the idea of raising fees for the Cross-Harbour Tunnel and cutting them for the Eastern Harbour Tunnel, a plan first mooted by consultants in 2010, after a public ... adjustments provoked criticism from some drivers. The 2010 study found that cutting tolls for the eastern tunnel by HK$5 to HK$20, while increasing Cross-Harbour Tunnel tolls by the same amount ...




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