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  1. Fee rise fails to take toll on tunnel traffic

    Posted Jan 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at the other two harbour crossings. Some commuters said they experienced a slightly longer delay than usual. The western tunnel- Hong Kong's newest- cancelled some of its toll concessions from ... the three, its car flow has been consistently lower than at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel and Eastern Harbour Tunnel. The Transport Department said 10,156 vehicles passed through the western tunnel during ...

  2. News - World - ADVENTURE

    New York oarsman Victor Mooney crosses Atlantic at fourth attempt

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 12:43am by AP

    ... Associated Press in San Juan, Puerto Rico New Yorker survives shark attack and alarms tanker crews on epic trip Oarsman crosses Atlantic at fourth attempt Three times, Victor Mooney tried to row across the Atlantic. Three times he failed. One boat sank. Another lost its freshwater system. A third sprang a leak and left him drifting on a life raft for two weeks. As he planned ...

  3. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    Chiefs scrape into Super 15 play-offs

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 11:37pm by AFP

    ... with a barnstorming 47-25 win over the Western Force. There was a bit of fear coming into this game. It could have been the end of the season, but we stuck it out to win Chiefs captain Aaron Cruden Chiefs ... to win." The Blues toiled away well but wind and driving rain prevented them from playing a running game. Early in the match, they crossed the line three times only to have tries denied when ...

  4. Turmoil throws up solutions to crossings

    Posted Oct 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... conveniently located Cross Harbour Tunnel charges the lowest tolls, passage fees at the commercially operated eastern and western crossings are higher despite being less accessible. As a result ... solution to cross-harbour traffic congestion. While acknowledging public concern, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said we should not underestimate the complexity of the problem. A major cause of traffic ...

  5. Corrections & clarifications

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

    ... In yesterday's front-page story 'Drivers could be spared Eastern crossing toll rise' it was stated that Citic Pacific is the largest shareholder in the Western Harbour ... in the Western Harbour Tunnel. We apologise for the error. ...

  6. Harbour choice

    Posted Oct 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... if the Central traffic issue is to be solved, it has to be done by reviewing all existing infrastructure, from the underused Western tunnel to the overused Cross Harbour tunnel. There are far more ... It was almost moving to read David Akers-Jones' candid letter headlined 'Harbour pride' (October 22), encouraging more harbour reclamation to beautify the present setting ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Californian, 89, graduates after internment led him to miss 1942 ceremony

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 09:17pm by AP

    ... of his big day. Don Miyada, now 89, joined Newport Harbour High School's 2014 graduating class on stage and received a standing ovation when he was hailed as an inaugural member ... Harbour. A teacher later sent him a letter expressing shock that he couldn't finish high school and included a diploma- but Miyada always regretted that he missed the celebration. In May, ...

  8. The way forward

    Posted May 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... to the already heavily used Cross-Harbour Tunnel, worsening the congestion there. Last week, the Environment, Transport and Works Bureau listed 12 possible options for a long-term solution. At present, the three cross-harbour tunnels, taken together, are only operating at 70 per cent capacity. Thus, there is neither a case for building yet another tunnel, nor encouraging the commercial operators ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Better ferries cited as way to ease tunnel jam

    Posted Apr 19th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo, Elaine Wu

    ... in the Cross-Harbour Tunnel and increase patronage of the other two more expensive tunnels. In an apparent reversion to the 1960s when car-carrying ferries were the main cross-harbour mode for motorists, ... 'While ferries should theoretically be an alternative to tunnels for crossing the harbour, experiences show that ferry services may not be as attractive.' It said many ferry piers were ...




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