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  1. Harbour tunnel fees must balance off queues

    Posted Sep 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a danger to anyone else although they would be technically breaking the law. We are talking about the time- and money-wasting, polluting traffic queues caused by Cross-Harbour Tunnel congestion, while two nearby tunnels remain underused. The inexplicable dysfunction of this city's huge investment in a three-tunnel, cross-harbour traffic solution will not change so long as the gap ...

  2. Cross-Harbour tunnel rush hours

    Posted May 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cross-Harbour Tunnel traffic returns to normal. AFTERNOON 4.30pm Queue on Hong Kong Island stretches to the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. But traffic is smooth on Kowloon side. 5pm ... University. 7.30pm Cross-harbour traffic returns to normal. ...

  3. Harbour masters?

    Posted Apr 17th 2008, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... Christine Loh cloh@civic-exchange.org Why is it so hard to leave Victoria Harbour alone? More than a decade ago, legislation was passed to protect it from overexploitation by means ... probably want to keep their boats near their clubhouse, would be inconvenienced, but there is no justification for taking another very large bite out of Victoria Harbour for this purpose. Surely, ...

  4. Same tolls for tunnels can ease cross-harbour congestion

    Posted Oct 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Transport Secretary Eva Cheng has rejected a proposal to buy Citic Pacific's stakes in the Eastern and Western harbour tunnels now, rather than wait for the results of a study ('Transport minister rejects tunnels buyout', October 25). This is despite the fact that congestion at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel has been a problem for decades. The Western Harbour Tunnel ...

  5. Festivities planned to showcase harbour

    Posted Sep 20th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... people to celebrate Victoria Harbour as a symbol of our city, its heritage and its life. 'We will stage spectacular events both on and off the water. It will be a community event with all ... Lei Yue Mun into Victoria Harbour, and head towards Hong Kong Island eastern district. Throughout the day, guided ferry tours will take people through Hong Kong's working harbour ...

  6. Holistic approach needed on harbour and traffic

    Posted Aug 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Never in the history of Hong Kong has a development issue been so hotly debated as the plan for Victoria Harbour. The future shape of this city's greatest asset is one that has drawn ... to try to build a road tunnel under newly reclaimed land between Central and Causeway Bay without filling up too much of our beautiful harbour. At first glance, the new plan is an improvement ...

  7. Something for everyone

    Posted Apr 30th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Donovan

    ... The Excelsior in Causeway Bay, across from the Noon Day Gun, has state-of-the-art banquet and conference facilities including two grand function rooms. The Harbour View Room and the Marina Room feature panoramic views of Victoria Harbour and offer the latest hi-tech equipment. Each can accommodate up to 360 people for meetings, large conferences and celebrations such as weddings. The Gloucester ...

  8. 50pc toll cut urged for driver-only vehicles

    Posted Jun 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Carrie Lok Taxi and minibus operators and drivers want tolls halved for vehicles carrying no passengers through the Eastern and Western harbour tunnels, to help divert traffic from the congested government-run Cross-Harbour Tunnel. The chairman of the Taxi and Public Light Bus Concern Group, Lai Ming-hung, described his group's proposal as a win-win solution that could both ...

  9. Tunnel toll rise 'best way to beat congestion'

    Posted Mar 29th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Planning expert feels government will not act for fear of Legco backlash Raising tolls for the Cross-Harbour Tunnel is the best way to deal with the worsening traffic congestion, experts ... on the type of vehicle, with car tolls jumping from $15 to $25. The Western Harbour Tunnel charges private cars a $37 toll and taxis $35. Other options being considered include lengthening the tunnel ...

  10. In Brief

    Posted Nov 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for ex gratia payments of HK$15.93 million and HK$14.07 million respectively. Lawmakers propose ways to cut cross-harbour tunnel tolls Lawmakers have passed a motion urging the government to lower the tolls at the Eastern and Western harbour tunnels by buying out the tunnel companies, extending their franchises or buying some of their shares in exchange for tunnel ownership. ...




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