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Western Harbour Crossing

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

Parties rally against toll and bus fare rises

1 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Talkback

What do you think of the Western Harbour Tunnel toll rise?

Your editorial ('Time to end gridlock on tunnel traffic', January 5), though timely, will fall on deaf ears.

Our government, it seems, is waiting for the congestion at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel to become really chaotic before it considers taking any serious steps.

9 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Tunnel toll to rise - sort of

The operator of the Western Harbour Tunnel will introduce a 12.5 per cent statutory toll rise next Wednesday, but drivers will be spared from paying more for now because concessionary tolls will be extended until the end of the year. It will be the sixth statutory rise since Western Harbour Tunnel Co Ltd took over operations in 1997, but there have only been two actual rises for motorists.

27 Jul 2007 - 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

Safety fear

I travel through the Western Harbour Tunnel daily.

In recent weeks there have been police speed cameras placed in the emergency exit doors between the north and southbound tunnels with these doors being wedged open.

It would appear that this is jeopardising the safety of the tunnel users by compromising the fire compartmentalisation of the two separate tunnels.

29 May 2001 - 12:00am

Unfortunate

Recently the Western Harbour Tunnel Company ended its 'promotion period' for toll charges and made it prohibitively expensive for most commercial vehicle drivers to use its tunnel (for example, a light goods vehicle is now $45).

There has been a marked decrease in these vehicles using this crossing, which implies they must be adding to the congestion at the other two tunnels.

19 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Runners will enjoy fresh air

I refer to the report on the forthcoming Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon headlined, 'Fears for marathon runners' health in tunnel crossing' (South China Morning Post, November 9), which requires clarification.

9 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Photograph ban rules stupid

I am a Hong Kong-based photographer who has been shooting here for more than five years - but unfortunately it seems harder and harder these days to just be able to set up your tripod and knock off a few harmless skyline shots.

A while back I set up to take a portrait on the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront promenade, with the Hong Kong skyline as a backdrop.

2 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Toll rise sees drivers switch to Cross Harbour Tunnel

TRAFFIC delays in the Cross Harbour Tunnel will not worsen despite more drivers switching from the Eastern Harbour Crossing after its toll increase, it was claimed yesterday.

Transport Advisory Committee chairman Dr Cheng Hon-kwan said it was too early to say what the effect of the toll rise would be.

4 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

New cross-harbour tunnel boosts capacity to 420,000

The Western Harbour Crossing, one of the 10 Airport Core Programme projects, was completed three months ahead of schedule and below budget.

The tunnel links Western with the West Kowloon Reclamation, where a 20-lane toll plaza is located and the West Kowloon Expressway begins.

23 May 1997 - 12:00am

Unfortunate

We refer to your report by Brendan Delfino, on the cancellation of the second toll-free day at the Western Harbour Crossing (South China Morning Post, May 7).

10 May 1997 - 12:00am

Toll-free days to spur new tunnel

Motorists taking the new Western Harbour Tunnel will be given free passage for two days this month as part of a drive to encourage people to use the new route.

Tunnel management made the announcement at the crossing's gala opening yesterday, stating tollgates would be left unmanned this Sunday and on May 18.

1 May 1997 - 12:00am

The link they built without any fireworks

It may not be as picturesque as the soaring Tsing Ma Bridge but the man in charge of building the Western Harbour Crossing tunnel, opened yesterday, believes it is an even more impressive engineering achievement.

1 May 1997 - 12:00am

Opening keeps territory on the road to success

Hong Kong's cross-harbour vehicle capacity will be increased by 75 per cent at a single stroke when Chief Secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang officially opens the Western Harbour Crossing today, three months ahead of schedule.

30 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

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