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  1. Lower tolls set for the Eastern and Western harbour tunnels

    Posted Dec 09th 2005, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The Eastern and Western harbour tunnels are lowering their tolls to $20 and $30, respectively, for private cars and taxis during the WTO ministerial conference next week. The reductions, announced by the two companies yesterday, will help ease congestion at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel, which links Kowloon to Wan Chai, during the meeting from Tuesday to December 18. ...

  2. Western Harbour tunnel to increase tolls

    Posted Jul 29th 2005, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The Western Harbour Crossing will raise gazetted tolls by more than 15 per cent from Monday, but motorists will not pay more immediately. The Western Harbour Tunnel Company said ... and the company yesterday, follows recent increases by other tunnel operators and brought renewed calls by legislators for a halt to the spiralling costs. Tolls have also increased at the Eastern Harbour ...

  3. Cross-Harbour Tunnel solution a year off

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

    ... Elaine Wu A long-term solution to easing congestion at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel is unlikely to surface for at least a year when studies have been completed and officials have reached ... the government last month proposed a dozen options for easing congestion at the crossings. One option was increasing the toll at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel, the only one owned by the government ...

  4. Traffic flow at Cross Harbour Tunnel returns to normal

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

    ... per cent? compared with a normal Thursday for the same period. The Western Harbour Crossing also recorded a four per cent increase of 2,100 vehicles for the period. But 2,100 fewer vehicles ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.18pm: Traffic at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel was generally normal during Thursday?s morning rush hour, a Transport Department spokesman said. Thursday is the third ...

  5. Cross Harbour traffic returns to normal: spokesman

    Posted May 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.25pm: Cross Harbour traffic was generally normal on the first Friday after the Eastern Harbour Crossing toll increase, a Transport Department spokesman said. The spokesman said 160 fewer vehicles used the Cross-Harbour Tunnel between midnight and 3pm on Friday- down two per cent- compared with a normal Friday for the same period. The Western Harbour Crossing ...

  6. Plan for joint venture to run tunnels

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

    ... a 70.8 per cent stake in the Eastern Harbour Crossing and 35 per cent stake in the Western Harbour Crossing. The aim is to close the difference in tolls which is contributing to congestion. ... to use the eastern tunnel is increased. On May 1, the charge for private cars will jump by 67 per cent to $25, compared with $20 at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel and $40 on the western route. Mrs Ling ...

  7. Committee backs $25 tunnel fee for cabs

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

    ... 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 ... 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 ...

  8. Tunnel tolls 'would not cover interest'

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

    ... 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 ... by the government and shareholders of the eastern and western tunnels, allowing one entity to manage all three. The Cross-Harbour Tunnel is already owned by the government. But he said: 'I don't ...

  9. Building on mistakes

    Posted May 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the government's consent, the Western Harbour Tunnel operator has not been able to increase charges as much as it could, as the government-owned Cross-Harbour Tunnel offers competition by charging low ... that the government learned well before the current row that it needed to tighten the screws on BOT franchise holders. The Eastern Harbour Crossing Ordinance, which was passed in 1986, says that the operator ...

  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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