Cross City Tunnel

Bite the bullet on tunnel tolls

Once again, users of the cross-harbour tunnels face the prospect of dearer tolls. Those using the Eastern Harbour Tunnel have been spared a 40 per cent increase for now because the government believes the operator is already making reasonable profits.

Sunday, 3 July, 2011, 12:00am

Fight looms over toll rise for tunnel

Drivers will be cushioned from a 40 per cent toll rise at the Eastern Harbour Tunnel for now, but what comes next could prove to be a lot more expensive.

22 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Waiting won't solve city traffic woes

Time, we've often heard, is money. Time in a traffic jam, however, is something less printable. In many ways, traffic in Hong Kong flows reasonably smoothly, especially considering the compactness of the Central business district and the hilly topography of the territory.

14 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

No light at the end of the tunnel on tolls

A toll increase for trucks has been suggested as a possible solution to the serious congestion that plagues the Cross-Harbour Tunnel. The idea is that this would encourage many such vehicles to use the two other under-used but more expensive crossings.

20 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Same tolls for tunnels can ease cross-harbour congestion

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).

30 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Toll and trouble

It is close to midnight on a Friday, but the queues of vehicles at the entrances to the Cross Harbour Tunnel show no sign of dissipating. At the Hong Kong Island end, the line of vehicles extends 800 metres to the Sun Hung Kai Centre on Gloucester Road, Wan Chai.

The scene, common on most weekends and on some weekdays, is a reality that motorists have come to expect.

12 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Time to end gridlock on tunnel traffic

Heated debates have gone on for years about how to equalise traffic across all three cross-harbour tunnels. Yet virtually each day, most cars still gravitate towards the Cross-Harbour Tunnel between Causeway Bay and Hung Hom as it charges the lowest tolls. The price differences are simply too great for most motorists to ignore.

5 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

CKI mulls offers for holding in Sydney toll tunnel

Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings (CKI) is considering uninvited offers for its 40 per cent stake in the soon-to-be-opened Lane Cove toll tunnel in Sydney, which may lead to a A$310 million (HK$1.89 billion) sale, sources say.

12 Jan 2007 - 12:00am


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It's turned out to be one of the biggest corporate disasters in Sydney's history.

When a consortium put together plans to dig a toll road under the city, it looked like it was on to a winner.

4 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

CKI's Sydney tunnel asset in receivership

Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings' 50 per cent-owned Sydney Cross City Tunnel Motorway in Australia has gone into receivership with debt of A$560 million (HK$3.41 billion), fuelling analysts' fears of a possible provision for the remaining HK$400 million value of the toll tunnel.

28 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Peak charges 'would bring confusion'

Transport groups and a veteran traffic consultant said charging higher tolls during peak hours at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel would be difficult to implement, despite the study's findings that it could virtually eliminate traffic jams at the three crossings.

23 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Tunnel vision

It seemed like a sensible idea - dig a tunnel beneath central Sydney to relieve the traffic congestion clogging the city's streets. After years of planning and A$680 million ($3.98 billion) in construction costs, the Cross City Tunnel opened to great fanfare at the end of August.

14 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Traffic drops 6pc as Tate's Cairn Tunnel toll rises

Fee jumps $2 in move academic says may hurt operator

Drivers appeared to take the toll rise for Tate's Cairn Tunnel in their stride yesterday, with traffic dropping by only 6 per cent.

2 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Solution must be found to tunnel problem

The predicted cross-harbour traffic chaos, resulting from an increase in tolls for the Eastern Harbour Tunnel, did not materialise yesterday. It was a victory for common sense - and provides much food for thought.

4 May 2005 - 12:00am

Plea to take bus or train as tunnel jams loom

Traffic at the Eastern Harbour Tunnel plunged by 45 per cent yesterday, the second day after tolls increased, stoking fears of traffic jams today at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel as motorists return to work after the long weekend.

3 May 2005 - 12:00am