TD appeals to public to pay attention to latest traffic situation
As at 6am today, the latest public transport situation is as follows:
All MTR lines maintain services today. Except the Airport Express Line, the train service will end at 11pm.
Hung Hom and University stations are closed. Entrances/Exits at some stations will also be closed. Train services may be suspended or adjusted due to incidents. Members of the public are advised to continue to stay tuned to the latest traffic news.
From start of service, East Rail Line service will be provided between Mong Kok East and Lo Wu/Lok Ma Chau stations (not stopping at University Station). West Rail Line service will end at East Tsim Sha Tsui Station. Free shuttle bus service running between Tai Po Market and Kam Sheung Road stations will be arranged during morning and evening peak periods.
Yuen Long Station of West Rail Line will be temporarily closed starting from 2pm and train will not stop at Yuen Long Station.
Light Rail Route 751P is substituted by Route 706. Routes 614, 614P, 751 and 761P will be diverted. Route 751 will not stop at Chestwood and Yau Oi stops.
(II) Hung Hom Cross Harbour Tunnel
Due to the damage to the facilities of the Cross-Harbour Tunnel (CHT), the tunnel cannot be reopened within a short period of time. To assist members of the public to commute, the TD has co-ordinated with franchised bus and ferry operators to strengthen services. Eight routes operating via the CHT have been rerouted to the Eastern Harbour Crossing (EHC) or the Western Harbour Tunnel (WHC). The routes via the EHC include 101X, 108, 111, 115, 116, 118 and 182 while the route via the WHC includes 118P.
Special free ferry services include the following two routes:
(1) Between Hung Hom (South) Ferry Pier and Wan Chai Public Pier (near Golden Bauhinia Square); and
(2) Between Ma Tau Kok Public Pier in Kowloon City and Wan Chai Public Pier (near Golden Bauhinia Square).
The service hours of the two routes are from 7am to 7pm with a headway of 30 minutes during peak hours. In view of the limited carrying capacity of the ferry services and to provide alternative for passengers, franchised bus operators will arrange special departures (Route 115) at Kowloon City Ferry Pier Bus Terminus via the EHC to Central.
(III) Major affected road sections
Major roads in Yau Tsim Mong District are yet to be reopened. Some bus routes may be temporarily diverted or suspended. The major affected road sections include Chatham Road South between Observatory Road and Gascoigne Road (both bounds) and Hong Chong Road (both bounds). Police will implement road closure, traffic control and diversion measures depending on the traffic conditions on site.
As traffic conditions and railway services may change within a short period of time, the TD urges commuters using public transport services to allow more travelling time and plan their journey in advance. Details of the latest traffic news are available at TD's website (www.td.gov.hk/en/home/index.html) or mobile application "HKeMobility".
Ends/Thursday, November 21, 2019
Issued at HKT 6:52
Issued at HKT 6:52