Press Release



Central - Tsuen Wan ferry service to cease operation on Saturday


The Transport Department today (June 29) reminds members of the public that the ferry service between Central and Tsuen Wan via Tsing Yi, which is now operated by Hong Kong and Kowloon Ferry Services Ltd, will cease operation from Saturday (July 1).

A spokesman for the department explained that the termination of the service was owing to a drastic decline in patronage after the introduction of cross-harbour bus routes and the commissioning of Mass Transit Railway (MTR) Tung Chung Line.

He said: "Alternative land public transport services are readily available for the public to travel to and from Central, Tsuen Wan and Tsing Yi.

"Passengers may use MTR or cross-harbour bus services to access their destinations.

"Feeder bus and green minibus feeder services are also available to take passengers to the MTR or Airport Railway (AR) stations."

The ferry operator has already put up notices at ferry piers and on board ferries to inform passengers of the service termination, the spokesman added.

He also urged affected passengers to take note of the new arrangement.



Details of alternative land public transport services

MTR service


* MTR - Tsuen Wan Line (Peak hour frequency: 2 minutes)

* MTR - Tung Chung Line (Peak hour frequency: 5 minutes)

Bus services


* Citybus route no. 930 (Tsuen Wan Ferry Pier - Admiralty) (All day service with peak hour frequency of 6 minutes)

* KMB/NWFB route no. 948 (Cheung On Estate - Causeway Bay) (Peak hour service with 5-minute frequency)

Feeder bus services to MTR and AR stations


* 33A (Tsuen Wan (Nina Tower) - Olympic AR Station)

* 39A (Tsuen Wan Ferry Pier to Allways Garden) (Circular)

* 41P (Tsing Yi Ferry Pier to Tsuen Wan MTR Station)

* 43M (Kwai Fong MTR Station to Cheung Ching) (Circular)

* 44M (Cheung On - Kwai Hing MTR Station)

* 234A (Tsuen Wan Ferry Pier - Sea Crest Villa)

* 234B (Tsuen Wan Ferry Pier - Sea Crest Villa)

* 243M (Mayfair Gardens - Tsuen Wan (Discovery Park))

* 249M (Tsing Yi AR Station to Mayfair Gardens) (Circular)

GMB feeder services to MTR and AR stations


* 88 (Tsing Yi Estate - Kwai Fong MTR Station)

* 88A (Tam Kon Shan Road to Mayfair Gardens (via Tsing Yi AR Station)) (Circular)

* 88B (Greenfield Garden - Kwai Fong MTR Station)

* 88C (Mayfair Gardens - Kwai Fong MTR Station)

* 88D (Tivoli Garden - Kwai Fong MTR Station)

* 88M (Sai Tso Wan Road (Hong Kong United Dockyard) - Kwai Fong MTR Station)

* 95 (Tsuen Wan Ferry Pier - Tsuen Wan Centre (via Tsuen Wan MTR Station))

* 96 (Tsing Lung Tau - Hoi Pa Street (Tsuen Wan) (via Tsuen Wan MTR Station))

* 97 (Tsuen Wan Ferry Pier - Wonderland Villas (via Tai Wo Hau MTR Station))

* 301 (Clague Garden Estate - Tsuen Wan MTR Station)

* 405A (Tsing Yi Ferry Pier - Cheung Hang (via Tsing Yi AR Station)) (Circular)

End/Thursday, June 29, 2000