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  1. Man vs machine in tunnel debate

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

    ... Anita Lam A new proposed route for the Tseung Kwan O-Lam Tin Tunnel is promising to save nine hectares of land from being used for a toll plaza, but asks drivers to put their full faith ... tunnel toll plaza in favour of sole use of an electronic charging system, the Civil Engineering and Development Department said yesterday. While a district councillor and some drivers welcomed ...

  2. 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 ... reasonable toll levels, including [tunnel] buy-back and franchise extension'. In 'keeping an open mind', the administration already appears to see the need to implement policies ...

  3. Operators governed by different rules on raising tolls

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Joseph Lo The Western Harbour Tunnel Company is allowed to automatically increase tolls each year- but only if government audits find revenue for the year is lower than the amount contractually allowed. This contrasts with the Eastern Harbour Tunnel, for which a more complicated application procedure to increase tolls is required, involving approval from the Transport Advisory ...

  4. Plea to take bus or train as tunnel jams loom

    Posted May 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Traffic at the Eastern Harbour Tunnel plunged by 45 per cent yesterday, the second day after tolls increased, stoking fears of traffic jams today at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel as motorists return to work after the long weekend. With major congestion expected during peak hours at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel, the cheapest of the three tunnels, Deputy Commissioner for Transport ...

  5. How to fix tunnel dilemma and save harbour in one hit

    Posted May 30th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... reasoning is that if we cut tunnel tolls, then the amount of traffic going through the tunnels will rise and we will need to make sure that the road networks on either side of these tunnels can ... city. But the obvious thing that stands out about our harbour tunnel crossings is how much lower the tolls are on the government-owned Cross-Harbour Tunnel than they are on the other two, which ...

  6. Tunnel congestion takes its toll

    Posted Apr 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Cross-Harbour Tunnel. More than 120,000 vehicles use this government-owned facility to pass under the harbour each day. Most of them do so only after enduring an agonisingly long wait, during which they inch slowly forwards in a long queue of traffic. The popularity of this Central-Kowloon route is set to soar from tomorrow when tolls at the Eastern Harbour Tunnel are raised by as much as 67 ...

  7. Plan for injunction against toll rise as protest blocks tunnel

    Posted Apr 30th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Elaine Wu

    ... review against the government for not appealing the arbitration ruling that led to the Eastern Harbour Tunnel toll increase, which goes into effect tomorrow. As a protest stopped traffic at the tunnel for half an hour yesterday, Wong Tai Sin district councillor Andrew To Kwan-hang said he was seeking legal advice and would likely file a judicial review application next week. 'The ...

  8. Tunnel operator relents on discounts

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

    ... But the concessions are not enough, according to commercial drivers' groups The Eastern Harbour Tunnel's operators yesterday bowed to pressure to give motorists discounts on its ... a discount of $15 per extra axle. But the basic toll for heavy goods vehicles will remain $75, $45 more than at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel. Non-franchised, single-deck buses also benefit, with a free ...

  9. Legco wants tunnel contract reviewed

    Posted Oct 06th 2005, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Lawmakers have urged the government to renegotiate its contract with the Route Three Company, which operates the Tai Lam Tunnel on Route 3, to avoid future toll-rise applications. Legislators failed in June to reverse a $3 toll increase to $25 for private cars and taxis. The tunnel operator is entitled by law to increase the toll if its net revenue falls below ...

  10. Eastern Harbour Tunnel charges to jump by two-thirds

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

    ... Elaine Wu and Chandra Wong Eastern Harbour Tunnel tolls will rise dramatically from May 1, sparking immediate government warnings of worsening traffic congestion. The increases, the second round for the New Hong Kong Tunnel company since 1998, average 66 per cent and will take effect on May 1. Tolls will rise by between $10 and $30 depending on the type of vehicle, with cars ...




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