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

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

    ... ('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 ... cross-harbour tunnels. Our government came up with an agreement that favoured the Western crossing operators. Therefore, the Western Harbour Tunnel Company does not have to try to attract more traffic ...

  2. Government must act to regulate cross-harbour traffic

    Posted Aug 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Since the Western Harbour Tunnel Company announced an increase in its tunnel fees, various proposals have been made to improve the traffic flow at the three cross-harbour tunnels. We ... volumes and revenues are as follows- Cross-Harbour Tunnel, 70,000 at HK$40, equals HK$2.8 million. Eastern tunnel, 80,000 at HK$20, equals HK$1.6 million. Western tunnel, 90,000, at HK$30, equals ...

  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. Increasing cross-harbour toll will not ease tunnel congestion

    Posted Aug 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... With the recent toll increases imposed at the Western Harbour Tunnel, more drivers will choose not to use it. Instead, they will cause even further congestion at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel. ... their commute to work is convenience. They would not stop using the Cross-Harbour Tunnel because it became more expensive. The primary centres of business in Hong Kong are located in Central, Wan Chai, ...

  5. Bus firms warn fares may rise if tolls go up

    Posted Jan 12th 2011, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... buses are now charged HK$15 in the Cross-Harbour Tunnel and HK$75 in the eastern crossing. Under the proposals, the charge would be HK$60 for both. Tolls in the Western Harbour Tunnel would ... Peter So Three bus operators say they may have to increase fares if the government adopts a consultant's recommendation that some tunnel tolls should rise to combat cross-harbour ...

  6. Minibus, taxi fares may rise two weeks after increase in tunnel toll

    Posted Aug 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Fares on red minibus routes that pass through the Western Harbour Tunnel may be raised in two weeks after a set of new tolls took effect yesterday. Operators of seven minibus ... to HK$1,500 a month in extra costs if they did not raise fares. 'Still, I think five of the seven routes that now pass through the Western Harbour Tunnel may swallow the extra costs, because many ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Eastern tunnel toll rise can only worsen our congestion problems

    Posted Sep 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it when travelling to western areas of Kowloon or Hong Kong Island. This would undoubtedly alleviate the congestion problems at the Hung Hom end of the Cross-Harbour Tunnel. Surely the western ... the congestion worse at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel. What seems to have been overlooked is that the eastern and western tunnel operators entered into an agreement to provide a public service. Of course, ...

  10. Penta-Ocean pioneers Asian marine and civil engineering

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 09:47am by Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan

    ... and various university teaching facilities. Its civil engineering works include site formation for Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, the Laying of Western Cross Harbour Main from West Kowloon to Sai Ying Pun, and road works and site formation for Sha Tin New Town Stage II and Lok Ma Chau Boundary Crossing expansion. Penta-Ocean is working on tunnels from Mai Po to Ngau Tam Mei for Express Rail Link ...




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