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  1. Better ferries cited as way to ease tunnel jam

    Posted Apr 19th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo, Elaine Wu

    ... in the Cross-Harbour Tunnel and increase patronage of the other two more expensive tunnels. In an apparent reversion to the 1960s when car-carrying ferries were the main cross-harbour mode for motorists, transport officials submitted the unusual idea ahead of the May 1 toll increase at the Eastern Harbour Tunnel. Other proposals for the Causeway Bay tunnel include raising the tolls; imposing ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. Drain power

    Posted Feb 18th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A tunnel breakthrough ceremony was held yesterday at Tai Hang as workers marked progress on the Hong Kong West drainage project. The 11-kilometre main tunnel, which stretches to Cyberport, will relieve the risk of flooding on Hong Kong Island and is due to be finished next year. Photo: Jonathan Wong ...

  5. Underused tunnel can't take much more traffic

    Posted Oct 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporters The Western Harbour Tunnel is seriously underused. But just 300 more rush-hour vehicles would cause gridlock in the heart of the city. Blame delays in building ... Tunnel, officials have ruled out diverting traffic to the western tunnel as a solution- and say the city will have to wait until 2017 for the problem to be fixed. That is when the Central-Wan Chai ...

  6. Standard tunnel tolls can restore traffic sanity

    Posted Aug 04th 2010, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng The new tolls for vehicles- including buses- using the Western Harbour Tunnel will inevitably trigger another round of public transport fare rises, prompting other operators ... the deals with the consortiums. When the operating franchise agreement of the Cross-Harbour Tunnel expired in 1999, the government assumed control. The Eastern Harbour Tunnel and Western Harbour ...

  7. Wartime air-raid tunnels prompt questions

    Posted Oct 27th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Lawmakers are asking why a network of air-raid tunnels built underneath Government Hill during the second world war is not mentioned in the consultation for redeveloping the site. 'Are you going to preserve and open up the tunnels for public visits?' Audrey Eu Yuet-mee of the Civic Party asked at a meeting of the legislature's development affairs panel ...

  8. No light at the end of the tunnel on tolls

    Posted Feb 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A toll increase for trucks has been suggested as a possible solution to the serious congestion that plagues the Cross-Harbour Tunnel. The idea is that this would encourage many ... found that heavy vehicles cause disproportionate wear and tear to the tunnel but pay only HK$10 more than cars. But it prompted a threat of chaos from a spokesman for truck drivers, who said ...

  9. Tunnel mystery raises questions on city archives

    Posted Mar 07th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Two iron gates in Lower Albert Road are portals of a tunnel network that runs beneath Government House, television producers working on a history show found, but the public archive and even Chris Patten, the last governor, have little information on the tunnel history. One expert said the case was a perfect example of why the city needed an archives law to keep track ...

  10. The way forward

    Posted May 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... Anthony Cheung With a 70 per cent rise in toll charges at the Eastern Harbour Tunnel coming into effect yesterday, there is a great worry that this will force many motorists to switch to the already heavily used Cross-Harbour Tunnel, worsening the congestion there. Last week, the Environment, Transport and Works Bureau listed 12 possible options for a long-term solution. At present, ...




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