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Lion Rock Tunnel

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Green groups press C.Y. on country park enclaves

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 10:58pm

Car drivers face 17pc toll increase at Tate's Cairn Tunnel

Motorists using Tate's Cairn Tunnel will have to dig deeper into their pockets from late November after the government approves an average 15.6 per cent toll increase.

Critics fear the increase will encourage other tunnel companies or bus operators to raise prices and eventually fuel inflation.

13 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Support for increase in tunnel toll

The Transport Advisory Committee has proposed that the government accept a toll-rise application from the loss-making Tate's Cairn Tunnel, a source close to the committee said yesterday.

No figures were given but the source said the increase would be less than the 13 to 28 per cent sought by the operator, which would have boosted the toll for private cars from HK$12 to HK$15.

30 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Deal ends strike

A two-day strike by 200 Vitasoy transport workers seeking a 6 per cent increase in salaries and commissions ended after the company agreed that it would announce salary adjustments on Tuesday. It will also set up a mechanism for the workers to express their grievances.

Truck hits toll booth

13 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

elderly mainland woman killed after wrong turn

15 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Slope advertising idea on the slide as interest in pilot scheme subsides

A government-backed initiative to raise cash by selling advertising space on Hong Kong's many slopes appears to have slid into trouble.

Eight months after the tenancy for a slope in Lung Cheung Road in Kowloon - one of two in a pilot scheme to test the market - expired in June last year, there has been no new taker.

9 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Tunnel cashier hit by van in toll lane

A Lion Rock Tunnel cashier was in serious condition last night after she was hit by a light-goods vehicle in one of the toll lanes yesterday.

The 52-year-old cashier suffered serious head and neck injuries and was taken to the Prince of Wales Hospital.

31 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Jockey escapes injury

British jockey Brett Doyle, 28, escaped injury when his car was involved in a five-vehicle pile-up in Lion Rock Tunnel, Sha Tin.

5 May 2000 - 12:00am

Fifteen injured

Fifteen people were injured in a collision between a minibus and two cars in Lion Rock Tunnel Road, Sha Tin. Two were admitted to Prince of Wales Hospital.

3 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Both road surfaces acceptable and durable

I refer to the letter from Dr Tseng Hing-chuen headlined, 'Unhappy with asphalt surface' (South China Morning Post, July 21), and would like to provide the following information in reply: The road slab inside the Lion Rock Tunnel is basically reinforced concrete slab. The tunnel has two tunnel tubes.

20 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Inflation fears on toll rise

LEGISLATORS fear drastic rates of increase in the Tate's Cairn Tunnel tolls will fuel inflation.

The tunnel company has submitted a proposal to the Government to increase tolls from $4 to $7 for cars, taxis and motorcycles, from $7 to $10 for light buses and light goods vehicles, and from $8 to $15 for medium and heavy goods vehicles and buses.

10 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Traffic rise

THE number of cars and trucks using Lion Rock Tunnel in September rose by 6.3 per cent to an average 81,809 vehicles a day, according to the tunnel management company.

17 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Work roars on in Lion Rock tunnel

COMMUTERS held up by roadworks between Sha Tin and Kowloon will see light at the end of the tunnel tomorrow morning when work on Lion Rock Tunnel Road moves a stage nearer completion.

7 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Quick passage

DRIVERS will be able to use the Autopass system at the Lion Rock Tunnel from next month.

15 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

Tunnels gridlock warning

THE road tunnels between Kowloon and the New Territories are stretched to their limits, and unless the Government clamps down on the spectacular growth of vehicles in Hong Kong, massive traffic snarls will bring Kowloon to a standstill, an expert warned last night.

18 Dec 1993 - 12:00am