Special transport arrangements for Hong Kong Book Fair 2017

     The Transport Department (TD) today (July 18) reminded the public that to facilitate the extension of opening hours of the Hong Kong Book Fair 2017 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) this Friday and Saturday (July 21 and 22), the following special transport arrangements will be implemented on those two days:

1. The ferry service between Wan Chai and Tsim Sha Tsui will be extended to 11.30pm daily. The headway of the service will also be enhanced to eight to 12 minutes between 8pm and 11.30pm;

2. To cope with the additional passenger demand, three special cross-harbour bus routes will be operated by the bus companies:

(a) Routes 105R and 111R heading for Mei Foo and Yue Man Square in Kwun Tong respectively will operate from HKCEC Phase II on Expo Drive from 10pm to 1am of the following day daily. The headway will be 10 to 15 minutes with a fare charged at $15.50.

(b) Route 168R heading for Yuen Long West will operate from Expo Drive East Bus Terminus from 11pm to midnight daily. The headway will be 30 minutes with a fare charged at $35.30.

3. The service hours of cross-harbour route 978 will be extended to midnight daily at a headway of 30 minutes.

     Details of the special transport arrangements are available at the TD's website (www.td.gov.hk). For enquiries, please call 1823.

Ends/Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Issued at HKT 18:15