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  1. Higher tolls at Western Harbour Tunnel prompt fare rises on four minibus routes

    Posted Jan 07th 2008, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui The fares for four minibus routes that go through the Western Harbour Tunnel will increase by 70 cents to HK$1 from January 23, a response to the partial removal of toll ... the current fares.' He said it was ridiculous to continue pushing more cars to use the already jam-packed government-run Cross-Harbour Tunnel because its tolls were cheaper than those charged ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Tunnel buyback still one option to beat unequal use of crossings

    Posted Oct 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... A consultancy study to identify measures to improve traffic distribution between the three tunnels- the government-owned Cross Harbour Tunnel, the Western Harbour Crossing and the Eastern Harbour ... crossing into consideration. She said a traffic bottleneck could develop elsewhere if the capacity of the associated infrastructure was insufficient. The Western Harbour Crossing's surrounding ...

  4. Talkback

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

    ... government, it seems, is waiting for the congestion at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel to become really chaotic before it considers taking any serious steps. Giving approval to increase tolls at the Western ... in 2005, our government enforced reduced tolls at the western and eastern harbour crossings, and traffic ran smoothly. This proves the government lacks sincerity when it comes to tackling ...

  5. Waiting won't solve city traffic woes

    Posted Aug 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... heavily congested Cross-Harbour Tunnel. If this doesn't sound like a particularly well-co-ordinated decision, it's because it wasn't. Under a deal with the western tunnel operators- ... at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel and open up the prospect for greater development of the western New Territories. But as long as the Cross-Harbour Tunnel toll remains unrealistically low and the fees for use ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Let government run Hong Kong's transport system

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:00am by Albert Cheng

    ... traffic. Based on these facts, a more effective option would be to increase tolls for the central tunnel and reduce charges at the western crossing. The Western Harbour Tunnel is designed for use ... Albert Cheng Albert Cheng says the plan to tweak cross-harbour tunnel tolls won't alleviate the jams, and advocates nationalising the transport system Government should ...

  7. Western tunnel tolls are going up, despite low usage

    Posted Jul 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Western tunnel, which was opened in 1997, has been underused mainly because of competition from the government-operated Cross Harbour Tunnel between Hunghom and Wan Chai, which charges much less. ... Joseph Lo Drivers will pay up to $15 more from tomorrow, taxis exempt Trips through the already underused Western Harbour Tunnel are about to get dearer for most drivers. From tomorrow, ...

  8. Planned projects on both sides of harbour ensure congestion

    Posted Nov 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the Cross-Harbour Tunnel, which charges the cheapest toll. Furthermore, vehicles travelling from Kowloon to Aberdeen, Wah Fu Estate, Cyberport, Pok Fu Lam, Kennedy Town and Western district can then use the western tunnel instead of the Cross-Harbour Tunnel. Accordingly such vehicles will not have to go through Wan Chai and Central, where they are causing the present traffic jams. Therefore, ...

  9. Standard tunnel tolls can restore traffic sanity

    Posted Aug 04th 2010, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... the deals with the consortiums. When the operating franchise agreement of the Cross-Harbour Tunnel expired in 1999, the government assumed control. The Eastern Harbour Tunnel and Western Harbour ... Albert Cheng The new tolls for vehicles- including buses- using the Western Harbour Tunnel will inevitably trigger another round of public transport fare rises, prompting other operators ...

  10. Drivers could be spared Eastern crossing toll rise

    Posted Sep 27th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... are able to agree a price. Officials said earlier that owning two of the three harbour crossings would allow the government to exert much better control over toll levels at the Western Harbour ... Anita Lam Motorists would be spared a proposed toll increase for the Eastern Harbour Tunnel, and could even pay less, if the owner accepts projections that the crossing would carry extra ...




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