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  1. Consultant offers nine scenarios to ease traffic

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

    ... Anita Lam It was a rosy picture- an end to lengthy queues at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel, acceptable traffic flow at the other two crossings and perhaps even profits for the government. ... 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 ...

  2. Government must act to regulate cross-harbour traffic

    Posted Aug 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Since the Western Harbour Tunnel Company announced an increase in its tunnel fees, various proposals have been made to improve the traffic flow at the three cross-harbour tunnels. We should start with the basic principle of supply and demand. Taking central Kowloon and Wan Chai as the base locations, the Cross-Harbour Tunnel is the most convenient and its toll should ...

  3. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Sep 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tunnel and that it also has stakes in the Eastern Harbour Tunnel. It should have stated that Citic Pacific is the largest shareholder of the Eastern Harbour Tunnel and also has stakes in the Western Harbour Tunnel. We apologise for the error. ...

  4. A good deal for Li Ka-shing but an ugly warning for HK

    Posted Aug 19th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland When the Channel Tunnel first opened back in 1994, the undersea link between the European continent and Britain was rightly hailed as an engineering marvel. But for Brits, ... and the windows would black out as it entered the tunnel. After another 20 minutes you would burst back into the light to find yourself in England, and the train would slow down again- right down. ...

  5. Tunnel buyback still one option to beat unequal use of crossings

    Posted Oct 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Buying back either of the two private cross-harbour tunnels from their operators remained an option to be considered by the government, the transport minister said yesterday. A consultancy study to identify measures to improve traffic distribution between the three tunnels- the government-owned Cross Harbour Tunnel, the Western Harbour Crossing and the Eastern Harbour ...

  6. 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 it when travelling to western areas of Kowloon or Hong Kong Island. This would undoubtedly alleviate the congestion problems at the Hung Hom end of the Cross-Harbour Tunnel. Surely the western ...

  7. DAB slams Eastern Harbour Tunnel toll rise

    Posted Sep 20th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Tunnel. The party's deputy transport spokesman, Chan Hok-fung, said the operator, New Hong Kong Tunnel Company, posted a HK$400 million net profit last year, so there was no need to raise the tolls. He was worried that this would trigger a chain reaction of fare rises on other transport forms. He was also concerned traffic through the Cross-Harbour Tunnel would increase. ...

  8. Minibus, taxi fares may rise two weeks after increase in tunnel toll

    Posted Aug 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Fares on red minibus routes that pass through the Western Harbour Tunnel may be raised in two weeks after a set of new tolls took effect yesterday. Operators of seven minibus ... to HK$1,500 a month in extra costs if they did not raise fares. 'Still, I think five of the seven routes that now pass through the Western Harbour Tunnel may swallow the extra costs, because many ...

  9. Bypass won't match tunnel's capacity

    Posted Nov 10th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The underused Western Harbour Tunnel will be able to operate at only 75 per cent capacity even after the Central-Wan Chai Bypass opens, lawmakers heard yesterday. That's because the capacity of the bypass to take traffic from the tunnel to Causeway Bay and North Point is smaller than that of the tunnel. Officials say congestion for drivers using the Cross-Harbour ...

  10. Government should experiment with same toll for three tunnels

    Posted Nov 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government's proposed solution to the cross-harbour traffic imbalance as reported in your article ('Bypass won't match tunnel's capacity', November 10) ... toll (HK$50 for private cars) of the Western Harbour Tunnel and elects to go through the Central and Wan Chai districts to get to the much cheaper (HK$20 toll for private cars) and already ...




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