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Public access to Tamar further enhanced

     With the opening of Legislative Council Road on September 28, vehicles may now have more convenient access to the Legislative Complex.

     A spokesman for the Transport Department (TD) said today (September 30) that the new road together with the section of Lung Wo Road completed in August would provide a more direct and convenient route towards the Central and Western District. This helps to improve the traffic situation in the Tamar area.

     The spokesman said that as a further enhancement to the public transport services for Tamar, the TD would provide a new bus stop at Lung Wui Road directly opposite to Tamar on October 3 with initially, two bus routes, i.e. route 373A (Wah Ming - Wan Chai (HKCEC)) and route 914X (Hoi Lai Estate - Tin Hau, Causeway Bay) diverted to observe this new bus stop.

     "In the coming few weeks, the TD will arrange route 18 (Kennedy Town - North Point) to observe the new bus stop and provide another new bus stop at Tim Mei Avenue, opposite to Tamar, for passengers wishing to take route 720A (Sai Wan Ho - Admiralty) (Circular).กจ

     "The TD will continue to examine the feasibility of diverting more franchised bus routes from various districts to call at these new bus stops, having regard to the outcome of further local consultations and impact on traffic condition and passenger journey time," said the spokesman.

     At present, Tamar is well served with a variety of public transport services facilitating public transport passengers from various districts in Hong Kong. These include MTR, about 100 franchised bus routes and seven green minibus routes with stops at Admiralty Public Transport Interchange and on both sides of Harcourt Road. They are within minutes of walking distance from Tamar.  

     Also, a new taxi stand has been set up on Lung Wui Road, outside CITIC Tower.

     Moreover, barrier-free pedestrian access routes are currently available linking up Tamar with Admiralty. Signages at appropriate locations along the routes are already in place to guide the pedestrian.

     Nevertheless, the TD will continue to monitor the situation closely for further enhancement if necessary.

Ends/Friday, September 30, 2011
Issued at HKT 20:58


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