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  1. Tunnel owner denies plans for toll rise

    Posted May 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jonathan Tam There are no plans for toll increases at the Eastern Harbour Tunnel and the Western Harbour Tunnel, a shareholder of the two privately owned tunnels said. Larry Yung Chi-kin, chairman of Citic Pacific, which owns the eastern tunnel and a 35 per cent stake in the western tunnel, said there was no rise on the company's agenda. Expensive tolls at the two harbour ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Cross-harbour tolls must tackle all traffic, experts say

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee, Anita Lam

    ... Ada Lee and Anita Lam They say penalising cars and trucks alone for using central crossing is a weak strategy Tunnel tolls must tackle all traffic, experts advise Of the three options for adjusting tunnel tolls to ease cross-harbour congestion, the one which exempts public transport will be the most popular, but not most effective, experts have warned. Truck drivers have also ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Action soon on plan to cut congestion at Cross-Harbour Tunnel

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Action soon on plan to cut tunnel congestion Plans for a one-year trial aimed at cutting congestion in the Cross-Harbour Tunnel will be published for public consultation "very soon", a source said. It is intended to raise tolls in the tunnel, from Hung Hom to Causeway Bay, and reduce the cost of using the Eastern Harbour Crossing, from Quarry Bay ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Plans for toll rises to cut queues at Cross-Harbour Tunnel revealed

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... at tunnel revealed Three options for toll increases at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel have been proposed that could ease peak-hour congestion by up to 40 per cent. The options were detailed in a government consultation document released yesterday. All three would mean toll increases at the jammed Cross-Harbour Tunnel, from Hung Hom to Causeway Bay, and toll cuts at the Eastern Harbour ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Move to cut tunnel traffic congestion

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Simple steps can cut Cross-Harbour Tunnel congestion There is a lot of talk again about the congestion at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel. Some of this congestion can be easily prevented, as I have suggested numerous times to the tunnel's management. When entering the tunnel on Kowloon side, we spread a perfect traffic flow over eight or nine tollbooth lanes and then try ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Debate on tunnel tolls long overdue

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Debate on tunnel tolls long overdue It may be a coincidence that the proposed toll increases aimed at easing congestion at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel were released for public ... Tunnel will be increased to help divert vehicles to the Eastern Harbour Tunnel, whose charges will be slashed but whose operator will be reimbursed from public funds. In theory, the increases, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Cross-harbour tunnel traffic reduction plans unveiled

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 05:21pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit The government on Friday unveiled three plans to cut congestion at the Hung Hom Cross-Harbour Tunnel, aiming to reduce through traffic by 30 to 40 per cent. The plans all involve diverting traffic by raising the toll at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel and cutting it at the Eastern Harbour Crossing. Under the first plan, the private car toll in Hung Hom will increase ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Action at last on harbour tunnel woes

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee But government must be judicious in adjusting harbour crossing tolls if it is to ease traffic woes Action at last on that tunnel vision Two years after a consultant suggested ways to ease congestion in the Cross-Harbour Tunnel, the government finally seems to be taking action. However, while the proposal to adjust tolls could be effective in evening out the traffic between ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Government needs to do a better job justifying tunnel toll rise

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Rational tunnel tolls overdue Toll increases are never popular. In a price-sensitive city like Hong Kong, any step to charge more is likely to be greeted with a public outcry. In the case of the congested Cross-Harbour Tunnel, however, an increase to help ease the heavy traffic is perhaps justified. The government has proposed a toll cut at the private Eastern ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    Cross-harbour tunnel tolls may be tweaked to ease traffic congestion

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by Cheung Chi-fai and Ada Lee

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Ada Lee Tunnel toll tweaks eyed to ease jams Drivers could face a HK$5 increase in the toll for the Cross-Harbour Tunnel, with a corresponding HK$5 reduction for the Eastern Harbour Tunnel, in a plan designed to ease traffic congestion. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said he would consult the public on a plan to adjust tunnel tolls during the first half ...




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