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Special traffic and transport arrangements in So Kon Po and Causeway Bay this Saturday

     The Transport Department (TD) today (May 30) reminded the public that special traffic and transport arrangements will be implemented in So Kon Po and Causeway Bay this Saturday (June 1) to facilitate the holding of a rugby match at the Hong Kong Stadium.

     The special traffic and transport arrangements mainly include:

* From about 4pm, the section of Caroline Hill Road between Leighton Road and Cotton Path, and the section of Hysan Avenue westbound between Sunning Road and Hoi Ping Road, will be closed.

* From about 9pm, Caroline Hill Road, Eastern Hospital Road, Eastern Hospital Road service road, Cotton Path and Hoi Ping Road will be closed to facilitate the dispersal of spectators, until the crowd is dispersed and road closures are lifted.

* During the period of road closures, Citybus Route 5B; Green Minibus Routes 14M, 26 and 30; and Residents' Service Route HR51 will be temporarily diverted.

* From about 8.30pm, franchised buses of Cross Harbour Route 117R (Hong Kong Stadium to Mong Kok) will be operated.

* On-street car parking spaces and car parks within the affected areas will be temporarily suspended.

     The TD anticipates that the traffic in the vicinity of So Kon Po and Causeway Bay will be congested. Motorists are advised to avoid driving to the affected areas. In case of traffic congestion, motorists should exercise tolerance and patience, and follow the instructions of the Police. Members of the public planning to go to the affected area are advised to use public transport services as far as possible.

     The TD and the Police will closely monitor the traffic situation and implement appropriate measures whenever necessary. Motorists and members of the public are advised to stay alert to the latest traffic news on radio and television.

     Details of the special traffic and transport arrangements are now available on the TD's website (

Ends/Thursday, May 30, 2013
Issued at HKT 14:00


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