Implementation of toll-free policy for small passenger vehicles using Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Main Bridge during Lunar New Year holiday

     The Transport Department (TD) announced today (February 3) that according to the notification of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) Authority, the toll-free policy for small passenger vehicles will be implemented on the HZMB for seven consecutive days from 0.00 am on February 4 to midnight on February 10. During the period, small passenger vehicles travelling to Zhuhai or Macao Ports via the Toll Plaza of the HZMB will not be required to pay the toll of RMB150, while the arrangements for small passenger vehicles to pass through the electronic toll lanes (i.e. non-stop) and manual toll lanes (i.e. stop to pay) will remain unchanged. Small passenger vehicles refer to passenger carrying vehicles with seven seats and less (including the driver's seat), i.e. private cars and hire cars.
     The HZMB Main Bridge is located within Mainland waters and the Toll Plaza is also situated in the Mainland. According to the territoriality principle, the HZMB Authority, which is responsible for the operation of the Main Bridge, will implement the Mainland’s nationwide toll-free policy on small passenger vehicles during the Lunar New Year holiday (from February 4 to 10).  
     Members of the public are reminded that if they wish to drive their private cars going to or returning from Zhuhai or Macao, the private car must possess a valid HZMB private car regular quota and licences and permits issued by the three governments, or have completed registration of the HZMB Macao Port Park-and-Ride Scheme and obtained a valid permit, including reserving parking spaces for the East Car Park of the HZMB Frontier Post at the Macao Port.
     A spokesman for the TD advised that owners of Hong Kong-Guangdong cross-boundary private cars under the regular quota for using other boundary crossings (including Lok Ma Chau (Huanggang), Man Kam To, Sha Tau Kok and Shenzhen Bay) cannot route through the HZMB to travel to / from Zhuhai during the LNY holiday. The trial arrangement for these vehicles, without additional procedures, to use the HZMB to / from Zhuhai will be implemented in two phases on February 25 and April 29.  

Ends/Sunday, February 3, 2019
Issued at HKT 14:00