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  1. Attempted robbery jams tunnel

    Posted Feb 09th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Traffic in the Cross-Harbour Tunnel was seriously disrupted yesterday when a passenger tried unsuccessfully to rob a taxi driver. The 29-year-old suspect, named Yip, allegedly threatened the driver, 60, named Chan, with a 30cm knife while the taxi was inside the tunnel shortly before noon. The cabbie had picked up the passenger in Tai Kok Tsui and been told to go to Wan ...

  2. Island in for a boring few years

    Posted Apr 24th 2009, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So The government announced details yesterday about the planned drainage tunnel that will run from Tai Hang to Cyberport, which it says will divert a third of the runoff from ... about halfway up the hillsides, with shafts dropping the water into the tunnel. The rainwater will then flow through the tunnel to a discharge point at Pok Fu Lam. Mr Lau said the areas would ...

  3. Over vs under

    Posted Apr 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A three-tunnel bypass from Central to Wan Chai would require reclamation of at least 15.5 hectares and cost up to $28 billion to build. A flyover would need 11.5 hectares and cost $11 billion. Which is the better option? Write to us ...

  4. In Brief

    Posted May 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tour bus breaks down in tunnel Traffic in the Cross-Harbour Tunnel was disrupted briefly yesterday when a tour bus broke down in the Kowloon-bound tunnel at about 3.20pm, with smoke billowing from its rear. Tunnel staff told the 66-year-old driver to switch off the engine. No passengers were on board. Fans were turned on to blow the smoke out of the tunnel. Traffic flow ...

  5. Wheels turn on Central congestion

    Posted Feb 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... which links Connaught Road with the outlying ferry piers- with Hung Hing Road, the continuation of Convention Avenue used by drivers taking the Cross Harbour Tunnel, in 2017. But most of them ...

  6. Chun Wo denies making low bids for bypass project

    Posted May 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... billion bypass - a road and tunnel project along the north shore of Hong Kong Island - was delayed for at least eight years because of environmental protests and a judiciary review. Construction ... HK$9.7 billion for the bypass, which will connect Central with North Point with a 4.5km road and a 3.7km tunnel. In January, a consortium led by Chun Wo won a HK$4 billion contract to build ...

  7. African rival forces Kenyan favourite to dig deep in half marathon

    Posted Feb 09th 2009, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... Richard Castka Thomas Kiprotich found himself in unfamiliar territory as he loped up the Western Harbour Tunnel at the head of the 14,000-strong half marathon field. run Under normal ... course. 'I stepped up the pace in the Western Harbour Tunnel to drop the Zimbabwean, and he didn't respond. It was very windy when we came out of the tunnel but by then I had broken ...

  8. 38 injured in five-vehicle collision

    Posted Apr 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 4.59pm: Thirty-eight people were injured in an accident involving five vehicles at the Hong Kong exit of the Western Harbour Tunnel, local media reported on Monday. Shortly after 8am, two coaches, a bus and two minibuses travelling towards Hong Kong island collided at the Sheung Wan exit. The collision injured 27 men and 11 women. Twenty-five people were ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Jan 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Pakistan, the Philippines and Africa, it seems better in so-called authoritarian China and Singapore. I am confused. Walter Tseng, North Point Tunnel has been mismanaged Your editorial, 'Time to end gridlock on tunnel traffic' (January 5) is correct and a solution to equalise traffic across all three cross-harbour tunnels is long overdue. H. C. Bee says the government should use ...

  10. New harbour kit fails to please Legco

    Posted Apr 27th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... The options are a tunnel, a deep tunnel, a shallow tunnel, a flyover and a ground-level road. All involve varying degrees of reclamation. But the document contains no information on how much land ...




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