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  1. Star Ferry offers fresh look at Victoria Harbour

    Posted Jul 09th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... The service aims to give visitors a better view of Hong Kong The Star Ferry Company yesterday launched its first tourist cruise dedicated to the sights of Victoria Harbour - the glittering ... of Victoria Harbour to people around the world and they would know it was Hong Kong.' The Tourism Board, which is helping to market the tour, got the idea from tourists themselves, Mr Clennell ...

  2. Officials fail to postpone increases in tunnel toll

    Posted Apr 13th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Transport officials have failed to secure further concessions for motorists facing an average 67 per cent rise in tolls for using the Eastern Harbour Tunnel from May 1, nor have ... the company operating the Eastern Harbour Crossing and had several telephone and e-mail exchanges with them since last month's announcement of the increases. 'We have been contacting ...

  3. Taxi drivers rail at pain of tunnel toll increase

    Posted Jul 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Taking court action, cabbies say their earnings have dropped $2,000 a month Two taxi drivers who say their earnings have dropped nearly $2,000 a month since the Eastern Harbour Tunnel tolls rose asked the High Court yesterday to scrap the increase. Chan Yu-nam, 49, and Poon Tat-keung, 41, are seeking a judicial review of the decision by two arbitrators to allow ...

  4. Taxi drivers demand toll exemption

    Posted Apr 28th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... be exempted from paying the new Eastern Harbour Tunnel toll for at least one year. Eight representatives from a coalition of urban taxi associations made the request at a meeting with executives ... the meeting, said it would make it too expensive for people to cross the harbour in a cab. 'If they raise the return toll, our passengers would have to pay $50 just for the tunnel toll,' he ...

  5. Buying up tunnels is back on the agenda

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu The $11b acquisition would help ease cross-harbour traffic congestion Transport officials are exploring the possibility of buying the Eastern and Western harbour tunnels- ... Harbour Tunnel to raise its toll by 67 per cent to $25 per private car. Tunnel usage is expected to fall by 17 per cent after the toll increase on May 1, spilling additional traffic to the already ...

  6. Private member's bill aims to scrap harbour tunnel toll increase

    Posted May 19th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Dikky Sinn and Elaine Wu A private member's bill to reverse the toll increase at the Eastern Harbour Crossing is being proposed by independent lawmaker Albert Chan Wai-yip. The bill seeks to amend the schedule to the Eastern Harbour Crossing Ordinance, to roll the toll back to its level before the May 1 increase. The operator raised tolls by $10 for private cars and $5 ...

  7. Plan for joint venture to run tunnels

    Posted Apr 14th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu The option of buying back the eastern and western harbour tunnels as a means to ease traffic congestion has taken a back seat as government officials consider centrally managing all three cross-harbour routes with one of the owners. Transport officials have discussed forming a company to jointly operate the three tunnels with executives of Citic Pacific, which holds ...

  8. Committee backs $25 tunnel fee for cabs

    Posted Apr 20th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu The Transport Advisory Committee has backed the taxi trade's proposal to raise the return fare for cabs using the eastern and western harbour tunnels to $25, in line ... said. Taxi drivers can only charge passengers an extra $15 for their return trip after crossing the western and eastern harbour tunnels. Some drivers had previously said they lost money because ...

  9. Tunnel tolls 'would not cover interest'

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu The best way to spread traffic evenly across the three harbour tunnels and ease congestion was for the government to own them, academics said yesterday- but the plan could cost about $11 billion. It would cost $5 billion to buy the Eastern Harbour Crossing and $6 billion for the Western Harbour Crossing, based on the remaining years of their contracts, said Lam ...

  10. Concessions for motorists mooted in tunnel wrangle

    Posted Mar 19th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Lengthening the terms of the contracts for the operators of the eastern and western harbour tunnels and offering concessions to motorists who use them are options the government ... a possible buyout of the two tunnels. He said that lengthening the contracts with New Hong Kong Tunnel Company and Western Harbour Tunnel Company would give the two companies more time to realise ...




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