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Updated traffic and public transport situation
     The Transport Department (TD) today (September 20) said that the relevant departments continued to work at full strength to clear road surfaces affected by Typhoon Mangkhut so as to resume the remaining affected public transport services as soon as possible. 

     Up to now, most of the major roads have been cleared to enable passage of traffic, including public transport.  However, more time is needed to clear the fallen trees on some major roads such as Clear Water ­­­­­­­­Bay Road, Tai Mong Tsai Road, Tin Ping Road and Route Twisk in the New Territories; and Wong Nai Chung Gap Road,  Tai Hang Road, Peak Road, Victoria Road, Nam Fung Road and A Kung Ngam Road on Hong Kong Island.

     A spokesman for the TD reminded members of the public that they should pay attention to the traffic situation and the latest public transport service arrangement this morning before starting their journey. Motorists are advised to exercise tolerance and patience and drive carefully.

     As at 5.30am today, the latest public transport situation is as follows:

(I) MTR Services

Rail services         – all rail lines, service normal
Light Rail services – service normal
MTR Bus services  – normal frequency, except routes of some services have to be diverted

(II) Franchised Bus Services

     All franchised bus services will provide service this morning, except that the following routes are still suspended. The public may consider using the alternative arrangements indicated below:
Hong Kong Island (4 Routes)
Route Number
(Origin – Destination)
Alternative Arrangement
(Central - Stanley)
GMB Route 40
(Stanley Village - Causeway Bay)
(Wah Fu - North Point Ferry Pier)
Bus to Island North and interchange with other PT services
CTB 76
(Shek Pai Wan - Causeway Bay)
GMB Route 4
(Shek Pai Wan – Causeway Bay)
(Central - The Peak)
GMB Route 1
(The Peak - Central)
New Territories (2 Routes)
Route Number
(Origin – Destination)
Alternative Arrangement
KMB 51
(Tsuen Wan West Station – Sheung Tsuen)
GMB Route 72
(Yuen Long – Lui Kung Tin)
GMB Route 80
(Tsuen Wan  – Chuen Lung)
GMB Route 85
(Tsuen Wan – Fu Yung Shan)
KMB 94
(Sai Kung – Wong Shek Pier)
GMB Route 7
(Sai Kung – Hoi Ha)
GMB Route 9
(Sai Kung – Lady MacLehose Holiday Village)
The service resumption of the above routes will be announced as soon as possible after the road surfaces have been cleared, but some resumed routes will be temporarily diverted subject to the road conditions.

 (III) Ferry Services  

     Except the ferry service between North Point and Hung Hom, all inner harbour and outlying island ferry services resumed normal.

     The spokesman reminded members of the public to stay alert to the latest traffic news and allow more time for travel. For details of the above public transport arrangements, members of the public can visit the TD's website or get the information through the TD's mobile application "HKeMobility".
Ends/Thursday, September 20, 2018
Issued at HKT 6:03
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