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  1. 2 hurt as truck tips over and hits bus near tunnel

    Posted Oct 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Scarlett Chiang Two people were injured yesterday when a truck overturned and skidded into a bus at the entrance to the Cross-Harbour Tunnel. The accident occurred in front of the tollbooths on the Hunghom side of the tunnel. Police said the driver of the truck lost control in lane two of Hong Chong Road and overturned, skidding into a bus in lane four. A police spokeswoman ...

  2. Why not test tunnel traffic flow?

    Posted Jan 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the issue of cross-harbour tunnel tolls. On behalf of Clear the Air environmental group, I was present at Legco's recent public hearings on the controversial plan for the Central-Wan Chai bypass. The Transport Department claims that equalising the tolls would only switch 2 per cent of the traffic that now goes through the Central Harbour Tunnel to the Western Harbour ...

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

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

    ... 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 ... to operate under the principle of 'no or minimum reclamation'. The first option presented yesterday is to build an underwater tunnel to link the proposed underground Central-Wan Chai bypass ...

  4. Tunnel vision projected to pay off

    Posted Apr 29th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Logan

    ... Michael Logan A 20-second advertising spot for United Airlines will debut today- not on television or in cinemas but in MTR Corp's train tunnels. The advertisement uses a technology ... 'We want to launch here and use this as a showcase.' The effort is the second attempt to turn MTR tunnels into a venue for animated advertising. MotionPosters used a similar technique ...

  5. Expanding tunnel link 'can avoid eyesore'

    Posted May 04th 2004, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... the government was not seeing the full picture in relation to the tunnel expansion. 'They are just seeing the pipes and tubes and technical problems,' he said. Mr Zimmerman said the government ...

  6. Tunnel vision

    Posted May 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... wall at Fenway Park, home of the Red Sox baseball team). Half a century later, the eyesore is being pulled down, following the completion of a tunnel this year- a US$14.6 billion engineering ... in a tunnel, but would remain above ground in Wan Chai and Causeway Bay. He also noted that the P2, presented as a small, tree-lined road in government drawings, would, in fact, have four lanes ...

  7. Enough tunnel vision

    Posted Nov 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... C. K. Lau What if tolls at the government-owned Cross-Harbour Tunnel (CHT) were raised? This is one question that Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen has asked the public to consider ... congestion caused by an uneven distribution of traffic between the three harbour tunnels. Legislator Albert Chan Wai-yip, vice-chairman of the Legislative Council's transport panel, has even ...

  8. Underwater tunnel urged over bypass

    Posted Oct 30th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan Community group Save our Shorelines yesterday urged the Town Planning Board to consider building a 1.1km pipe-style tunnel linking Central and Western to alleviate traffic problems, instead of the government's proposed six-lane Central and Wan Chai bypass road. The tunnel, built using a giant submerged tube, would require less than 5 hectares of harbour ...

  9. Light at the end of urban tunnel

    Posted Jan 14th 2004, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito New laws could help speed up the government's renewal programme and attract private-sector capital The slow urban renewal process could receive a much-needed boost with the government's move to relax legislation and the help of the pr ...

  10. Higher tolls prove a drag on western tunnel

    Posted Nov 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong, Patsy Moy

    ... Martin Wong and Patsy Moy As traffic volumes stay low, the government is urged to take over its management The Western Harbour Tunnel has remained underused, not helped by higher tolls, while congestion in the other two tunnels has increased. The situation has prompted a legislator to call on the government to take over its management. In July, the private Western Harbour ...




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