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Western Harbour Crossing tolls to go up

Western tunnel to raise tolls by up to HK$12. Photo: Robert Ng

The Western Harbour Crossing will increase its tolls by amounts ranging from HK$2 to HK$12 from New Year's Day.

Friday, 28 December, 2012, 5:21am 2 comments

Link spanning Pearl River Delta from Shenzhen to Zhongshan approved

Proposed link

Guangdong authorities have finally approved a 55-kilometre bridge-and-tunnel project to provide Shenzhen a direct route to the western side of the Pearl River Delta.

The provincial Transport Department has released its plan for the link between Shenzhen and Zhongshan , which would reduce travel times to less than 30 minutes in clear traffic, down from about 90 minutes.

8 Nov 2012 - 4:02am

Common services tunnel would help officials look after tree roots

The government has known since 2010 that the banyan tree at Nathan Road was infected but found the work so complicated that no significant action was taken until it fell ('5 injured by falling tree on TST's 'golden mile'', July 20). Pedestrians needed hospital care, and property and Hong Kong's tourism reputation have been damaged.

30 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Substandard parts used in railway tunnels

More than 20 high-speed railways constructed since 2005 have substandard components, according to a state media report that puts the embattled network back in the spotlight.

Tests found that the faulty parts connected structures like pipelines to the concrete sections of tunnels.

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Two killed in chain collision in tunnel

Two people were killed and 26 injured in a fire in Taiwan's 12.9-kilometre Hsuehshan Tunnel after a chain collision involving a truck and two buses early yesterday afternoon.

Heavy smoke billowed through the tunnel's southbound tube, trapping more than 300 people, police and highway officials said.

8 May 2012 - 12:00am

Tunnel lanes reopen after fire

Part of the Lion Rock Tunnel reopened yesterday after a fire broke out last week, closing the Kowloon-bound side for three days.

Three out of four lanes were opened, but the slow lane will be closed for one more week.

The Highways Department said it hoped to finish repairs by March 22. Drivers have been using the Sha Tin-bound side.

13 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Smoker may have sparked nine-hour tunnel blaze

Investigators are looking into whether cigarette smoking caused a fire inside the Lion Rock Tunnel that lasted for nine hours yesterday and led to the closure of its Kowloon-bound carriageway for at least three days.

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Two trapped in collapse of highway tunnel

At least two workers were trapped inside a collapsed highway tunnel in Guangxi province yesterday, sparking concerns amid a spate of construction accidents.

9 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Consultant offers nine scenarios to ease traffic

It was a rosy picture - an end to lengthy queues at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel, acceptable traffic flow at the other two crossings and perhaps even profits for the government.

Consultancy firm Wilbur Smith Associates yesterday reported on its two-year study to find a solution to the uneven traffic distribution among the three harbour crossings.

4 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

letters

Eastern tunnel toll hike extravagant

The proposed increase in the Eastern Harbour Tunnel toll has seen different parties voicing objections.

26 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Government must act to regulate cross-harbour traffic

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.

17 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Nanjing tunnel ready in five years

Nanjing's second tunnel connecting the northern and southern banks of the Yangtze River will be completed in five years, bringing the total number of crossings either over or under China's longest river in Nanjing to seven.

14 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Fears over blast plan for HK Island tunnels

A decision by the Drainage Services Department to use explosives to blast almost 20km of tunnels on Hong Kong Island has raised concerns.

The planned use of traditional drill-and-blast methods, instead of tunnel-boring machines, has caused some discomfort within the industry, sources say.

4 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Study to look into spreading tunnel load

A consultant will this month be appointed to study ways of evening out the amount of traffic using the three harbour tunnels, undersecretary for transport and housing Yau Shing-mu said yesterday. Mr Yau said a few options were possible to relieve pressure on the busiest of the three - the Cross-Harbour Tunnel - but 'the government does not have a preference for now'.

20 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Government in talks on future of tunnels

The government is discussing with tunnel companies and the Route 3 operator the possible extension of their franchises or purchase of tunnels in return for lower tolls, the transport chief says.

27 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

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