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  1. Tolls at indebted western tunnel go up tomorrow

    Posted Jul 31st 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... compared with 121,700 in the Cross-Harbour Tunnel and 68,300 in the Eastern Harbour Tunnel, the Transport Department says. The department estimates the toll increase will reduce traffic in the western tunnel by about 5 per cent, raise traffic flow by 1 per cent at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel and push up usage of the Eastern Harbour Tunnel by 2 per cent. Under its franchise, the operators ...

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    Debate on tunnel tolls long overdue

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Tunnel will be increased to help divert vehicles to the Eastern Harbour Tunnel, whose charges will be slashed but whose operator will be reimbursed from public funds. In theory, the increases, ... SCMP Editorial Debate on tunnel tolls long overdue It may be a coincidence that the proposed toll increases aimed at easing congestion at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel were released for public ...

  3. Harbour committee weighs up three tunnel options for easing congestion

    Posted May 07th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... the Central-Wan Chai Bypass, would emerge at the cargo handling area near the Cross-Harbour Tunnel in Causeway Bay. A flyover would be above the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club and connect with the Eastern ... Chloe Lai A section of the Eastern Corridor would have to be demolished if Hong Kong adopted a long underwater tunnel to solve traffic congestion in Wan Chai and Causeway Bay, members ...

  4. Traffic flow at Cross Harbour Tunnel returns to normal

    Posted May 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.18pm: Traffic at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel was generally normal during Thursday?s morning rush hour, a Transport Department spokesman said. Thursday is the third working day after the controversial Eastern Harbour Crossing toll increase on Sunday. The spokesman said 600 more vehicles used the Cross-Harbour Tunnel between 6am and 9am on Thursday? up four ...

  5. Variable toll approach can ease congestion at harbour tunnel

    Posted Jun 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A government report is due out soon on how to increase the traffic through the Eastern and Western harbour tunnels. As a car owner I should have welcomed the interim statement from ... that will subsidise billions of dollars for a few minority car owners at the expense of the general public. The real issue is the low fee and the convenient location of the Cross-Harbour Tunnel which results ...

  6. Plan for joint venture to run tunnels

    Posted Apr 14th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu The option of buying back the eastern and western harbour tunnels as a means to ease traffic congestion has taken a back seat as government officials consider centrally managing ... to use the eastern tunnel is increased. On May 1, the charge for private cars will jump by 67 per cent to $25, compared with $20 at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel and $40 on the western route. Mrs Ling ...

  7. Taxi drivers challenge harbour tunnel fee

    Posted Jul 21st 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Two taxi drivers are to submit a writ to the High Court today to request a judicial review of the recent toll increase at Eastern Harbour Tunnel. It will be the first legal ... the New Harbour Tunnel Company should not be allowed a 15 to 17 per cent internal rate of return when the economy had been performing poorly in recent years. The arbitrators were wrong to have ...

  8. Private member's bill aims to scrap harbour tunnel toll increase

    Posted May 19th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Dikky Sinn and Elaine Wu A private member's bill to reverse the toll increase at the Eastern Harbour Crossing is being proposed by independent lawmaker Albert Chan Wai-yip. The bill seeks to amend the schedule to the Eastern Harbour Crossing Ordinance, to roll the toll back to its level before the May 1 increase. The operator raised tolls by $10 for private cars and $5 ...

  9. New website to upgrade traffic warnings for harbour tunnels

    Posted Aug 11th 2005, 12:00am by Winnie Yeung

    ... of East Kowloon traffic chaos in May. The site, at www.td.gov.hk, uses colours to show density of traffic on the main roads leading into the three cross-harbour tunnels. A global positioning ... Loo said the department planned to install the displays on the main roads leading into the cross-harbour tunnels on the Kowloon side. The department would also ask Legco for $140 million ...

  10. Concessions for motorists mooted in tunnel wrangle

    Posted Mar 19th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Lengthening the terms of the contracts for the operators of the eastern and western harbour tunnels and offering concessions to motorists who use them are options the government ... panel yesterday passed a motion expressing their surprise and dissatisfaction with the toll increase at the Eastern Harbour Tunnel. They called on the operator to delay the rise, urging ...




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