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Fourth Harbour Crossing, Hong Kong

Corrections & clarifications

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 Tunnel and that it also has stakes in the Eastern Harbour Tunnel.

Tuesday, 28 September, 2010, 12:00am

Eastern tunnel toll rise can only worsen our congestion problems

I refer to the report ('Anger at bid for 40pc toll rise for eastern tunnel', September 18).

If the Western Harbour Tunnel was not overpriced, many motorists would prefer to use 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.

23 Sep 2010 - 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

Tunnel owner denies plans for toll rise

There are no plans for toll increases at the Eastern Harbour Tunnel and the Western Harbour Tunnel, a shareholder of the two privately owned tunnels said. Larry Yung Chi-kin, chairman of Citic Pacific, which owns the eastern tunnel and a 35 per cent stake in the western tunnel, said there was no rise on the company's agenda.

9 May 2008 - 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

Better ferries cited as way to ease tunnel jam

Bureau offers 12 options ahead of toll rise at eastern crossing

Improving ferry services is among 12 options proposed by the government to ease traffic in the Cross-Harbour Tunnel and increase patronage of the other two more expensive tunnels.

19 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Digital signboards to ease tunnel jams

A new system of digital signboards to advise motorists of expected journey times through the Cross-Harbour Tunnel will be set up this weekend.

The $11 million Journey Time Indication System will be used to help ease congestion in the tunnel from Wan Chai to Hunghom.

20 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Letters

Counterfeit chicken?

I am bemused by your report that chickens originating in Brazil, Australia and other places are being smuggled into China via Hong Kong ('Feathers fly over counterfeit chicken trade', May 30).

3 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

How to make sense of cross-harbour tolls

The Hong Kong government has at long last appointed a consultant to look at usage of the three tunnels that link Hong Kong Island with Kowloon.

15 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Tunnel vision

When the Western Harbour Crossing was planned in the early 1990s, it was envisioned that about 80,000 vehicles would use it everyday when it opened in 1997.

17 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

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